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Futures off 1% on Russian aggression

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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    I'd say 1% really isn't that much... wouldn't expect much from a regional conflict. Putin wants to look important but I seriously doubt he wants the US and Western Europe to take him out of power.
    2 Mar 2014, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • nemonemo
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    Natural gas price and energy costs will skyrocket if this escalates. European NG price will skyrocket.
    2 Mar 2014, 08:47 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Fitzsimmons
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    yes, perhaps good for StatOil (STO)
    2 Mar 2014, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    Let me get this straight - America can venture all over the world, invade countries at will, send weapons to Al Qaeda to topple governments, influence the formation of governments that they favour and try to prevent the formation of those that they oppose; but if Russia does the same in a few countries, specifically in one country that borders it to the south, the international community takes a fit and calls it an act of aggession.

     

    Putin is a devil, but it is important for him to counteract the devil in the Whitehouse.
    2 Mar 2014, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • nemonemo
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    And not even a single bullet fired. Russian gave food to few young kids acting as Ukrainian soldier. It was a weird situation.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • minecanary
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    You got it. If a baboon farts in the woods, we send in drones to protect our interests. They are probably downsizing the Army because the CIA has gotten so big...and Kerry howls about isolationism. I'd say it's becoming obvious the $ is going down and Obama is desperate to start a war somewhere so he doesn't get blamed. The banks who benefited from QE are all pumping the piss out of the market for appearances until we can get one started.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:05 PM Reply Like
  • Investor Talkroom
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    But we are exceptional and all evasions and bombings we do are for a good cause.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:06 PM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    Point well taken but two wrongs don't make a right.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    Fact is, we don't know who's in charge, who are the good guys, who are the bad guys, and even if the majority of Ukrainians are against Russian intervention. John Kerry is a complete and total imbecile, as usual, trying to turn everything into an atrocity against mankind. Taking orders from our lecturer-in-chief, I'm sure.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:58 PM Reply Like
  • StepUp
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    well said and researched Canadian comment.
    2 Mar 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • shourey
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    You are 8 year late. The devil you are talking of was the GOP administration that launched wars based on gutter lies that its demented base feeds on and whose economic policies serve only the .1 %. Looks like you have been tutored by professors Limbaugh and Faux.
    2 Mar 2014, 11:06 PM Reply Like
  • RM13
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    Two wrongs don't make a right. US and Obama may not be all that, but they are not interested in annexing British Columbia or parts of Mexico to extend their perceived sphere of influence.

     

    Putin may not care what the West thinks, but this just drains more money out of Russian capital markets, drives a wedge between EU and Russia, inspires Europe to look elsewhere for energy. Crimea may not matter much in terms of population, but you don't think 500 million Europeans didn't take notice?
    3 Mar 2014, 01:49 AM Reply Like
  • ash187
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    This would be about a good time to buy $SWHC, $RGR. If there's one thing you can count on during a potential Red Dawn scenario, is hoarders stacking up on guns and ammo.
    3 Mar 2014, 04:54 AM Reply Like
  • Debutant
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    RM13,

     

    ".....inspires Europe to look elsewhere for energy".

     

    Where, exactly?
    3 Mar 2014, 06:32 AM Reply Like
  • Strike
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    Iran. But oh, I forgot, that's a "rogue state" ................
    3 Mar 2014, 06:38 AM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    Shourey,

     

    I dont watch Fox news, nor do I listen to Limbaugh. You have mistaken my libertarian views with that of a Republican.

     

    Republicans = Democrats

     

    Libertarians are different from both.
    3 Mar 2014, 08:41 AM Reply Like
  • notta lackey
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    We are exceptional and unique. By definition, only one country can spend more than half of the world's "defense" expenses at a time. Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: To quote Sarah Palin, "How's that workin' out for ya?"
    3 Mar 2014, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • fred1724
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    Got it! Also the high joblessness, heavy, heavy debt increase etc, I'm sure you can attribute everything else to Bush's fault. It's wonderful to know that the current guy is doing such a wonderful job. Bush's fault may expire in 2017 (then again maybe not)
    3 Mar 2014, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    fred1724,

     

    With democrats, everything is the fault of not enough government.
    3 Mar 2014, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • KURTKAMM
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    A buying opportunity
    2 Mar 2014, 08:51 PM Reply Like
  • AZ Desert Trader
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    Buying opportunity of what? A market near all time highs with little overall earnings growth and economic figures getting revised down?

     

    No thanks.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • Daniel Radakovich
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    20 years from now, it'll be higher
    2 Mar 2014, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    If the 10-year treasury rate continues to get pushed down, the TBT looks like it is setup for a very nice trade. Personally, I don't think we are seeing the start of WW3 here, so when rates start going back up, the TBT should bounce pretty nicely.
    2 Mar 2014, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • MetalMan
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    Well said !,, positivethoughts!!!!!
    2 Mar 2014, 08:55 PM Reply Like
  • MetalMan
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    The reason is because bullies dont like competition !!
    2 Mar 2014, 08:57 PM Reply Like
  • yliu54
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    Just go watching Oscars, why would you care this while the Fed is still QE4ever?
    2 Mar 2014, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • yliu54
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    See, Fed is buying it up.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:51 PM Reply Like
  • nemonemo
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    Buy commodity - gold, silver, natural gas, coal, and lithium.
    2 Mar 2014, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • froderick
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    this has nothing to do with the devaluation of the dollar? Yea obafu and yellen can continue to print money but at some point all this printing is going to make the dollar decrease, so continue printing or not it do not matter brother man!
    2 Mar 2014, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    (NUGT) (UGAZ)
    2 Mar 2014, 09:12 PM Reply Like
  • Quoth the Raven
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    This aggression will not stand, man!
    2 Mar 2014, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • Tom_S
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    These kinds of things ALWAYS turn out to be buying opportunities. The only question is - how far down will we go?
    2 Mar 2014, 09:42 PM Reply Like
  • moussaid
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    West is impotent to do anything. Remember Syria?
    This is a non-event. Crimea will revert to Russia and life goes on with Putin unchallenged.
    2 Mar 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • JANFA
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    It was wise not to get involved in Syria; too many terrorists fighting each other. You don't want to be associated with any of them.
    2 Mar 2014, 11:28 PM Reply Like
  • StepUp
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    It would a bad precedent to set to simply allow Russia to take Ukraine by force with no consequences. What might China read into Russia's success or North Korean even?

     

    Even if there is no "war" this is a huge event.
    3 Mar 2014, 12:16 AM Reply Like
  • james.
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    Moussaid, you underestimate President Putin. 7 large cities in east Ukraine have been taken over by Russians who raised the Russian Flag above the Government Building downtown. So now President Putin might send his Russian Federation Troops into east Ukraine to protect those Russians, which is the same rational Putin used to seize the Crimea Peninsula, and have a Declaration of Independence of the State of Crimea written for east Ukraine, and then declare his Mr. Yankuvoyvk to be the new President with his home-city of Donutsk as its Capital ! These eventualities would continue to drive Gold and Silver higher over the short term and intermediate term, with $1435 now within range, and the 3rd Leg Up carrying to new all-time highs for Gold of $2700 per oz in May 2015. March 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm PST.
    3 Mar 2014, 02:38 AM Reply Like
  • fred1724
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    Crimea was an" independent republic" within the Soviet Union. It was "given" to Ukraine in 1954.
    3 Mar 2014, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • jimler
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    Buying opportunity!
    2 Mar 2014, 11:02 PM Reply Like
  • thestockbroker
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    Does anyone think Putin cares what Obama says??? There is NO country anywhere any longer that takes us seriously, regardless of what happens anywhere the House & Senate would take months debating anything and both would obstruct the other, all while Rome (rhetorical) burns, I want the days back when the US said something others at least didn't laugh
    3 Mar 2014, 12:01 AM Reply Like
  • Andysud
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    LOL people in this thread trying to blame even this on Obama. Unbelievable.
    3 Mar 2014, 12:10 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Obama has no spine and Putin knows this.
    3 Mar 2014, 04:50 AM Reply Like
  • positivethoughts
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    Andysud,

     

    From yesterday's bloomberg,

     

    'When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House tomorrow, President Barack Obama will tell him that his country could face a bleak future -- one of international isolation and demographic disaster -- if he refuses to endorse a U.S.-drafted framework agreement for peace with the Palestinians.'
    3 Mar 2014, 08:38 AM Reply Like
  • thestockbroker
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    Not blame for it happening, that would be foolish, and I don't like Obama, what some are saying is he has no ability to do anything about it, he is not respected by other world leaders.
    3 Mar 2014, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • Investing Doc
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    In other news, tinfoil futures are skyrocketing as demand for hats hits new highs...
    3 Mar 2014, 12:38 AM Reply Like
  • Strike
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    Beyond all the posturing the cynical fact is that the current events will provide an excellent opportunity for investors to profit from a correction.

     

    Western leaders will huff and pant and posture at the fact that Russia is doing what the U.S. and its allies have been doing all along, then Crimea (58 % Russian population) will declare independence as a fully sovereign state rather than an autonomous region of Ukraine, then Putin will be able to declare a rare victory while the West focuses on bringing the rest of the Ukraine into the E.U..

     

    Plus ça change, ...........
    3 Mar 2014, 01:19 AM Reply Like
  • james.
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    Updates as of 11:12 pm PST from Marketwatch.com : Gold , GCJ4 is up $24 to $1346, and Silver , SIH4 is up 26 cents to $21.49 . So the lead-in headline of GLD down 1.27 is way wrong , as GLD hasn't traded yet subsequent to the Feb 28 close ! How any knowledgeable person could make such a bad mistake is beyond me ! March 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm PST.
    3 Mar 2014, 02:26 AM Reply Like
  • 11146471
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    The so called "Ukrainian crisis" is an inflated balloon.

     

    Russia already controls Crimea and Ukraine is a "headless" and failed state that cannot retaliate by any means.

     

    Crimean population is mostly Russian origin and will not react to an official or unofficial unification with Russia.

     

    Western countries cannot actually impose any economic sanctions over Russia as they actually need the raw materials and resources to fuel their growth and moreover Europe is largely dependent upon Russian supplies of Nat Gas.

     

    So my opinion is that this crisis will have short legs and a prudent and long term investor should take advantage of this.

     

    Time will tell
    3 Mar 2014, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • jrhc
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    First of all, there's not such thing as Russian agression, then everything was plausible when the West was pushing to dislocate more the bankrupt and at the bones corrupt Ukraine. Russia will not start a war like Americans like to do, they will only defend their basic interests in Russian Crimea. If gold moves up it is for other reasons mainly because of the dollar fall.
    3 Mar 2014, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    jrhc,

     

    "defending their basic interests in Russian Crimea" though military action instead of a vote IS an act of war. So claiming it's "only" about interests, misses the problem. Also, Russian already did this with Georgia. It's looking for satellite expansion, including through force. These ARE Russian aggression.

     

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    Your speaking with an anti-american bias with a false concept: Americans aren't into starting wars. Nor is the US g'vt. And no one can figure out what Bush was up to once he got going.
    3 Mar 2014, 04:33 PM Reply Like
  • Strike
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    "Americans aren't into starting wars. Nor is the US g'vt."

     

    Really? I had to read this 3 times to be sure I'd read it properly ...... The U.S. has invaded 50 nations since the end of WWII, most recently Iraq for its oil and to assist Israel.
    3 Mar 2014, 10:24 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    We got none of their oil, and didn't help Israel in the least.
    3 Mar 2014, 10:31 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    Strike

     

    Considering your sources earlier today were from hate & bashing myth sites (for which your comments were removed)... I'll skip commenting on your claim about America.

     

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    By taking out Iraq which was the power balance against Iran, Israel was put at great risk. FYI, the topic here isn't Israel, even though that's what you've been posting negatively about all day.
    3 Mar 2014, 10:47 PM Reply Like
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