Tuesday, April 22, 2014

News - Daily Summary

Things were basically quiet across the globe today. There were no major developments, but there were some interesting situations. The government of Ukraine claims to have captured three Russian Intelligence officers who were operating in Eastern Ukraine. If this is true, then Russia is active in organizing the opposition and is more than likely going to make a move. Why else send in the spies and provocateurs? Russia has also forgiven a $10 billion dollar debt that North Korea owed. In return, it looks as if North Korea will allow Russia to build a natural gas pipeline through it's territory. So Russia is expanding it's biggest source of income into Asia. Maybe Russia is making an economic play out of all this? Hey, money has been the motive for many nefarious activities over the history of the world. No news from Venezuela, Syria, or the Middle East. South Korea is still recovering bodies from the capsized ferry, and the missing Malaysian airliner has yet to be found.

It was basically a quiet day in the U.S. Stocks were up, oil was flat, gold was down, and silver was flat. There was no major development in the economy and no other major stories.

It was another day in the calm before the storm.

What do you think?