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German 2Y Yield Plunges To Record -0.95%

German 2-year yield just hit an all-time low of -0.95% this week.

February 26, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Drilling Deeper Reloaded – 2016 Tight Oil Reality Check

Two years after its tight oil analysis, a new report drills deeper into and deconstructs the EIA’s subsequent annual energy outlooks. Catch phrase: very to extremely optimistic.

February 25, 2017
In-depth topic: Tight oil Shale gas
Fossil fuels

Oil Majors in Serious Trouble

The latest numbers from the Big Three of the oil majors are indicative of the tectonic forces transforming the oil industry.

February 21, 2017
In-depth topic: Peak oil
Fossil fuels

Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here

Think autonomous vehicles are going to hit the road near you pretty soon? Autonomous ships will hit the sea ports near you even sooner.

February 18, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

Meet The “Bionic Barrista” Whose Mission Is To Terminate Millions Of Minimum Wage Jobs

Meet Cafe X which just introduced its first robotic cafe in San Francisco.

February 15, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

Keystone XL Needs Much Higher Oil Prices To Be Viable

Latest piece from Art Berman arguing that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a bet on much higher oil prices a few years from now. Some key observations: It will take at least $85 oil prices to develop the new oil sand projects needed to fill the pipeline. U. …

February 13, 2017
In-depth topic: Tight oil Shale gas
Fossil fuels

Utah Bill Would Set Stage For State Gold and Silver Depository, Further Encourage Use of Metals as Money

Following Texas’ footsteps, Utah introduces bill that would build on the state’s Legal Tender Act, creating a foundation for further action to encourage the use of gold and silver as money, and take another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

February 12, 2017
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy, Gold

Why Cheap Natural Gas Is History

With shale gas production declining and conventional gas having been in terminal decline for the past 15 years, the supply surplus that has existed since December 2014 has disappeared and a supply deficit began in January 2017.

February 11, 2017
In-depth topic: Tight oil Shale gas
Energy

Online Grocer Debuts “Fruit-Picking Robot” In Latest Blow To Minimum Wage Proponents

An online grocer in the UK debutes a fruit-picking robotic arm for its assembly line.

February 8, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation
Finance & Economy

Here Are The Countries Where Millennials Will Struggle The Most To Support Retirees

Bloomberg’s Sunset Index, which tracks the number of working age people per retiree, by country, paints a global picture of the demographic onslaught which will put severe strains on government budgets and the younger population.

February 6, 2017
In-depth topic: Demographics
Finance & Economy