Central bank may soon realize that tightening wasn't the best idea.
Except, of course, for oil, which is seeing some stunningly low forward prices.
From a sea of cheap oil to bank portfolios with too much energy exposure, the picture is scary.
Have bank energy portfolio mark-to-markets been aggressive enough?
But things won't get substantially better until at least the third quarter.
Country is importing a lot of oil (but there's still a glut) and exporting a lot of steel.

Intermediate Trade: Gold Real Money Pro($)

I like buying a March 104/98 put spread in GLD for $1.90.
Loan situation could limit willingness to return to the commodity trough.
Author and energy expert Rusty Braziel discusses natural gas exports, energy company survival prospects and the domino effect in the energy market.
Author and energy expert Rusty Braziel discusses U.S. oil exports, natural gas pricing, the pipeline situation and the shale patch.

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