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The Participant 10/22/15: Arctic Oil

THE PARTICIPANT by Jason Kelly Thursday, October 22, 2015 ___________________________________ ARCTIC OIL The Franz Josef Land archipelago is one of the northernmost parts of Russia. It consists of 191 islands distributed over a 6,200-square-mile area. Eighty-five percent of it is glaciated. Since annexing the islands in 1926, Russia has used them for military and research […]

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The Participant 10/14/15: UB(credit stres)S

THE PARTICIPANT by Jason Kelly Wednesday, October 14, 2015 ___________________________________ UB(credit stres)S In a Global Credit Strategy note sent to clients last Wednesday, October 7, UBS’s US credit strategist, Stephen Caprio, wrote about his concerns for the staying power of the credit cycle. Non-bank credit is a larger funding source than bank credit for US […]

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The Participant 10/8/15: Glencrash

THE PARTICIPANT by Jason Kelly Thursday, October 8, 2015 ___________________________________ GLENCRASH Glencore (GLNCY $3.84) is the world’s largest listed commodity supplier. It operates in three segments: Agriculture, Energy, and Metals and Minerals. It employs more than 180,000 people worldwide. From its headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, it controls most of the world’s zinc market, half of […]

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The Participant 9/30/15: Biotech Beating

THE PARTICIPANT by Jason Kelly Wednesday, September 30, 2015 ___________________________________ BIOTECH BEATING The Nasdaq Biotech Index has declined more than 20% in the eight trading sessions since Sept. 17. The blame is being placed partly on comments made by Hillary Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election. She said on the […]

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The Participant 9/2/15: Crash-O-Saurus Rex

THE PARTICIPANT by Jason Kelly Wednesday, September 2, 2015 ___________________________________ CRASH-O-SAURUS REX Stock markets around the world resumed crashing this week. From last Friday’s close, China’s Shanghai Composite is down another 2.2%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is down 5.4%, London’s FTSE 100 is down 3.5% (as of 9:40am today London time), and the S&P 500 is […]

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