US COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUBBLE BEGINNING TO BURST?

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US COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUBBLE BEGINNING TO BURST?

MARSAL COMMENTS: US Commercial real estate, especially Malls and REITs, are seriously threatened, as US retails are either filing for Chapter 11 or tightening their belts to the last notch. Continue reading “US COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUBBLE BEGINNING TO BURST?”

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Be Careful, Big Brother is Watching

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Be Careful, Big Brother is Watching

MARSAL COMMENTS: After the WikiLeaks recent disclosure of the CIA hacking, wiretapping and covert surveillance of Americans as well as foreign governments and citizens, the FBI chief announced that no one should expect complete privacy, including husbands and wives, Continue reading “Be Careful, Big Brother is Watching”

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Will the US Fed Really Raise Interest Rates

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Will the US Fed Really Raise Interest Rates?

MARSAL COMMENTS: The Fed and most economists were pretty confident about the US economy’s growing strength, and were (and still are) sure that interest rates will be raised in the Fed’s mid-March meeting.
However, month by month, since the beginning of the year, the actual data appearing wasn’t as expected, causing a continuous lowering of the economic forecasts. Continue reading “Will the US Fed Really Raise Interest Rates”

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Mexico Cancels Sugar Exports to the US

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Mexico Cancels Sugar Exports to the US

MARSAL COMMENTS: The Trump instigated political fallout with Mexico is still running at full speed. The US Threatened to build a border wall, stop Mexican immigrants, deport those in the US, and to cancel NAFTA, the US/Canada/Mexico trade agreement signed by Clinton. Continue reading “Mexico Cancels Sugar Exports to the US”

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US Fed indicates likely interest rate rise soon

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US Fed Indicates Likely Interest Rate Rise Soon

MARSAL COMMENTS: The Fed (US Central Bank) is making noises that it may raise interest in its meeting scheduled for March 15th. The US market has been expecting this for some time and did not react too badly, but remained flat and choppy (Friday March 3, 2017). While world markets Continue reading “US Fed indicates likely interest rate rise soon”

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Daily News Basket – March 3, 2017

US Fed indicates likely interest rate rise soon

MARSAL COMMENTS: The Fed (US Central Bank) is making noises that it may raise interest in its meeting scheduled for March 15th. The US market has been expecting this for some time and did not react too badly, but remained flat and choppy (Friday March 3, 2017). While world markets Continue reading “Daily News Basket – March 3, 2017”

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USA and Pakistan, Best Friends?

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It was reported that President Trump just had a telephone conversation with PM Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, where he over-praised Sharif and Pakistan and promised to assist him in any way he could. Continue reading “USA and Pakistan, Best Friends?”

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IT IS THE GULF OF MEXICO, STUPID!

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It Is The Gulf Of Mexico, Stupid!

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CNN and the other unbiased media, reported the unprofessional and unsafe actions of the Iranians, who, last week, sent their small patrol boats to harass two US naval ships, a destroyer and a missile carrier. The puny boats got as close as quarter of a kilometer, before the ships fired warning shots to ward them off.

The Pentagon was indignant that the Iranians were so brash, to flaunt the Freedom of the Seas Law, and bother innocent ships routinely transiting the Gulf, and in international waters. Continue reading “IT IS THE GULF OF MEXICO, STUPID!”

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Kerry Here, Kerry There, Kerry Everywhere!

Kerry Here, Kerry There, Kerry Everywhere!

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John Kerry, the globe-trotter, has recently visited the following cities or countries, some more than once: Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Hiroshima, Kabul, UK, Saudi, Georgia, France, Egypt, Mongolia, Iraq, Belgium, China, Norway and others.

He has managed, in those visits, to sort out a myriad of problems, including wars, covering the so-called Ukrainian, Syrian and Iraqi civil wars, Poland’s and the Baltic States’ insecurity and fear of a Russian imminent invasion, the unjustified Russian rejection of NATO surrounding it, selected the vegetables to add to the South China Sea boiling stew pot, bring Iran to its senses regarding its alleged atomic program, arrange to install atomic ballistic missiles in Poland and Romania as a deterrent to the Arab/Islamic atomic threat likely to materialize in the next two to three decades, and a plethora of critical issues that threaten world peace and doom our, one and only, earth. Continue reading “Kerry Here, Kerry There, Kerry Everywhere!”

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ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD

ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD

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A few days ago we observed that the ebb and flow of politics seemed to indicate that the Kurds, after taking Manbij, will keep their head low and avoid antagonizing Turkey. They didn’t, and continued northwards towards Jarabulus on the Turkish/Syrian Border.

Turkey was ready and certainly able. Following two days of artillery pounding, Turkish tanks rolled into Syria yesterday, thus realizing the long-expected scenario of a Turkish military presence inside Syria.

The pretexts and justifications for this action may be “dime a dozen”, but once inside, they become difficult to dislodge and eject. A similar situation has existed in north Iraq near Mosul, for almost a year now. Continue reading “ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD”

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