Regardless how the Fed tea leaves fall today, the recent spike in volatility is likely to be with us for a while.
There's no way to sugarcoat tightening policy into a weakening economy.
Sandwiched between two great powers in Russia and China, Kazakhstan is the world's 12th largest oil producing nation.
The Pacific is not unique in terms of governments shoring up defense capabilities, including major purchases from U.S.-based companies.
Market volatility could spike in late November/early December just as liquidity walks away. Keep that in mind.
And now, coal is back.
If the market is really as tight as the analysts claim, then why is the price not moving much higher?
There is no shortage of oil, it's a timing game being held back for as long as possible to get the best price possible.
Where would China be if it had not suffered through the missteps orchestrated by its ruling party since it came to power in 1949?
Financial markets are telling us something, so it seems.