Archive for February 8th, 2016

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Three Thoughts

February 8, 2016

On U.S. Politics: Beware the role of the party spoiler.  The 2000 presidential election result hinged on the Florida vote and Supreme Court interpretation of that state’s ballot.  Fewer than 1,000 votes separated Bush from Gore, while Ralph Nader siphoned off 97,488 votes in the Floridian state count, mostly from Gore.  Spoiler candidacies fought on […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Commodities and European Stocks Rocked by More Selling Pressure

February 8, 2016

West Texas Intermediate oil fell 2% overnight to $30.20 per barrel.  Copper lost 2.6%, platinum plunged over 8.0%, and nickel hit a 12+ year low. Share prices in Europe are down 7.3% in Greece, 2.5% in Germany, 2.4% in Spain, 2.3% in France, 1.7% in the U.K. and 1.5% in Switzerland and Italy. In the […] More