Tag: oil

Saudi Riyal
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Only Two Options For The Saudi Sheikhs

A few years ago, when living in Phuket, Thailand, a group of Saudis stayed for a week’s holiday in a neighboring villa.

Outside of the religious and social confines of the land of black gold and endless sand, this group made a bunch of spoiled 5-year olds left to run amok in a candy shop without adult supervision look positively angelic.

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Oil Wells
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Letters From a Hedge Fund Manager – Part V

As the housing boom of the 2000’s minted new millionaires every second Tuesday. So, too, the shale oil boom minted wealth faster than McDonald’s mints new diabetics. Estimates by the UND Center for Innovation Foundation in Grand Forks, are that the North Dakota shale oil boom was creating 2,000 millionaires

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Mede-Jean, not Medellin

Driving the back streets of Medellin a few weeks ago I found it interesting to see the various little pockets to the city. In the poor parts of town I noticed on a couple of occasions taxi drives running their vehicles on empty. I’ve seen this before in countries where

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Meditation
Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

9 Charts to Meditate On

As headlines flickered across a Bloomberg news feed this morning, I was struck by the plethora of slanted views. If it was anymore slanted it’d be vertical. A mishmash of sound bytes sans fact. I was reminded of days spent imbibing on University economics. It’s no wonder university students drink

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