Uranium Investments: Bad for the World, Bad for Your Portfolio

Some “investor information” newsletters are pushing hard to promote unsustainable and ethically objectionable uranium-based nuclear energy investments. While not totally opposed to all forms of nuclear energy (as long as it is Thorium-based and, therefore, environmentally more responsible and non-convertible to nuclear weaponry), we believe touting the uranium-nuclear industry-and-war machine is a disgusting thing to do.  We quote from these highly objectionable sources below and cover in more detail why they believe uranium is set for a dramatic price increase and why certain uranium mining stocks will be a huge benefactor of that rise. In that report they claim nuclear...

EU Dictatorship: Unconstitutional Seed Cartel Looming in Europe

A new EU directive is planning a register of plants with which to regulate garden centres. If a plant isn’t on the list, it can’t be sold without incurring hefty fines. But beyond garden centres, the impact will be felt more widely as it will affect what we eat (or are “allowed” to by the EU bureaucrats). Who has ever given them the power to dictate our personal affairs? How far is this kind of totalitarianism to go before it is finally stopped? Botanical descriptions are detailed, run to two pages, and can cost between £400 and £1,000 to write....

FOREX Markets USD – Outlook

The two-day summit of the Federal Reserve is set to start today. It is widely expected that an announcement regarding the future U.S. monetary policy will be made and that a schedule for the expected reductions in the Fed’s quantitative easing measures will be agreed. According to forecasts, the Federal Open Market Committee might agree on a slight lowering of the monthly bond purchasing to 75 billion USD from 85 billion USD. Besides this, the Labor Department will release the latest consumer prices which might have increased by 1.8 percent in August. Furthermore, speculations about the running candidates for the post...

Japanese Economy Moving Closer to Collapse

The Japanese are known for their traditional willingness to commit suicide for reasons of honour or for the national pride. Throughout history this has included “dishonoured” Samurais committing Sepukko as well as more infamous examples where the Japanese government has taken advantage of and played with this strange trait of the Japanese mentality by instrumentalising individuals to be Kamikaze pilots or martyrs to sit and wait it out in their destroyed, contaminated houses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be toasted alive by radiation. Even in 2011 during the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster, numerous TEPCO employees stayed to work under deadly...

Why You Might Not Want to Use Dropbox

In a post-Snowden world, pretty much everyone in the general public knows what many of us have long expected anyway: that our dear governments are out there to harass and fight us rather than protect and serve us — and that, at the end of the day and after using all our own tax money against ourselves,  they are not so good after all. While the most outrageous example of a rogue country and of a government gone wrong, the U. S. and their misanthropic NSA machinery including their PRISM project is but one example of many: Australia, Canada, New...

FX Markets – Review

On Friday, figures for the US labour market showed that employers added fewer workers in August than estimated which dampens speculations that the FED is going to cut bond purchases in September. Payrolls rose by 169,00 in the last month and the jobless rate dropped to 7.3%. As a result, the USD declined against most of its counterparts. The EUR/USD advanced to 1.3170. On the other side of the Pacific, Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Games was greeted with optimism, the market estimates that this might boost construction and tourism, create more jobs and overcome the negative effects that...

Why Data Encryption Continues to Be Secure

The New Yorker, of all ‘specialist’ magazines out there, has an article on “How the NSA Cracked the Web”! What a surprise. For starters, as the web isn’t encrypted in the first place, it cannot be ‘cracked’. Further down into the article — and after some extensive sorting out all the mis-understandings of its obviously computer-illiterate author — the reader is finally let in on that ‘cracking success’ of the NSA: it turns out to be pretty lame and, in fact, limited mostly to compromising Microsoft’s and some other commercial software vendors’ master keys. This got nothing to do with...

Fish from NE Japan Banned for Radiation Fears

South Korea has announced on Friday that the country was imposing a total ban on fish originating from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of growing public concern among South Korean private households over radioactive contamination caused by water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The ban on Japanese fish imports applies to a total of eight prefectures with a combined coastline of more than 700 kilometers or 430 miles. Other countries have not yet moved on the issue of radioactive contamination, but financialnewsroom.com has previously advised to watch out for fish or algae...

DAX Index – Market Review

DAX (1 Hour) German stocks declined for a second day in a row as investors awaited a report that might confirm that the combined economies of the euro area did  expand last quarter. Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA),Europe’s second-largest airline, retreated 3.2 per cent as a range of travel and leisure shares recorded losses in the Stoxx Europe 600. K+S AG (SDF) advanced 1.6 per cent as Macquarie Research upgraded the  producer of potash. The DAX (DAX) slipped 0.3 per cent to8,160.02 at 9:42 a.m. in Frankfurt. The measure lost 3.7 per cent last week over concerns that the U.S. will take military...

German Police Abducts Children into Re-Education, China-Style

On August 29,  a  total of 20 armed officers stormed a family home in Darmstadt, Germany. During the brutal raid, all four children of the Wunderlich family residing in that home were forcibly taken. The parents were informed that they would not see their children again any time soon. The children were then grabbed by armed police officers and forcibly carried away. Their whereabouts were not disclosed to the parents. To be clear from the beginning, the children are not juvenile criminals, haven’t stolen nor done anything wrong, neither are the parents under any criminal investigation. Still, German officials treat...