Banking on Corn and Nickel
Although skeptics say the signs of optimism in the commodities markets could evaporate just a quickly as they appear, gold, tin, and corn are one of the few market sectors showing any signs of life in today's market.
Big commodities exporting country like Brazil and China are garnering attention from investors willing to hedge their bets anywhere that seems like it could host an early revival. Commodities prices did level off in January with dry weather in Brazil boosting corn's profile and nickel performing strongest. Oil still looked risky with surplus inventory and deflated prices across the US. Kevin Kerr of Global Commodities Alert advises that with commodities dips follow apace with spike, and unlike other areas of investing "supply and demand wins every time."
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
The definition of a kilogram will now be fixed to Planck's constant, a fundamental part of quantum physics.
- The new definition of a kilogram is based on a physical constant in quantum physics.
- Unlike the current definition of a kilogram, this measurement will never change.
- Scientists also voted to update the definitions of several other measurements in physics.
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