Afghanistan: Cannabis and Opium Business

Production of cannabis in Afghanistan has increased again according to estimates that have been published for 2012 and the business is now worth $65 million a year. That’s a drop in the ocean maybe in monetary terms but it shows what has happened to the economy of Afghanistan. Afghan farmland might have been destroyed last…

V Bottom

The V Bottom is a powerful reversal price pattern seen in all markets, instruments, time frames, & price ranges. It is an unusual & very distinctive pattern in that there is a sharp trend switch from one direction to the other ‘seemingly’ without warning. A market top or bottom is often difficult to identify but this pattern…

USA: Stagflation Here We Come!

Just when you think that the worst has come, been and gone, there will be more stuff hitting the fan in the very near future and that should serve as a lesson to the next head of the Federal Reserve that central banks don’t usually necessarily have the people in mind when they take things…

UK Bubble Trouble and Chinese Confidence

Britain has been popping the champagne corks over the economic recovery that has been announced and the bubbly has been flowing. They might want to leave the EU but, they still import more champagne than any other country. But it’s not only more champagne being glugged down, but also more sparkling wines than anyone else…

British Bugbear Banking

Everything flows, it all evolves and nothing remains static. The Lavoisier Universal Law whereby nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything is transformed. That’s exactly what is happening to British society right now and probably to a good many of the societies around the world in the countries in which we live. Britain has transformed…

North Korea: Outsourcing Giant

If there’s one country in the world that you might not think would be at the top of the outsourcing list and the place to send orders to be fulfilled from the West, it would probably have to be North Korea. The world’s most closed economy, that Communist dictatorship. It’s the place where doing business…