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The tinderbox known as the Middle East has been the source of fuel for the price of crude. You can easily track the direct relationship between fear and the geopolitical events on its chart. Just when you think there is a pull back something ignites and the run up begins yet again.
With the roller coaster ride still going, I decided to catch back up with Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research at ClearView Energy Partners, on the current oil situation and what advice he is offering his clients.
Establishing a no-fly zone over Libya is likely to be far messier and less effective than advocates like Senators John McCain and John Kerry are forecasting.
Stratfor’s George Friedman has the best analysis so far of the perils of a “no-fly” policy. Let me run through his important points .
In Wall Street terms, the trial of Raj Rajaratnam is like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday against Johnny Ringo and the Clanton Gang, staging what could be the final showdown at the financial markets’ version of Tombstone.
Ralph Rosenberg, ex-Goldman Sachs and Eton Park partner has just been made the chief of global real-estate investing at KKR.
It’s almost certain that the government recorded conversations between Rajat Gupta and Raj Rajaratnam.
Pretzels are the latest symbol of failure for the airline industry.
Continental Airlines has eliminated its distribution of free pretzels to coach class customers during domestic flights. When an airline stops giving away salty snacks some see harbingers of doom. For example, the New York Times writes :
Apparently, there’s a lot of confusion about why the SEC chose to bring the action against alleged insider trader Rajat Gupta as an administrative procedure rather than a civil or criminal trial in federal court.
War fever is growing ever hotter with each passing day.
Criticism of president Obama's resistance to committing the United States to a war to erect a No Fly Zone over Libya is heard from both sides of the aisle.
Prepare for a victory lap at 200 West Street: Goldman Sachs has rejoined the ranks of respectability.
Bloomberg reports : "The Bank of England’s appointment of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Senior European Economist Ben Broadbent to its Monetary Policy Committee shows governments are again looking to the firm for top decision makers, less than a year after it settled U.S. fraud claims."
Markets seem to be be moving higher and shirking off bad news no matter what, strategist Michael Farr says.
Barclays was hit by a $108.5 million fine on Thursday as it allegedly worked with super-rich clients in a way that could have facilitated financial crime.
A class action lawsuit accuses banks of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.