The Situation Room: Geopolitical Tensions Are Overflowing This Week
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The Situation Room: Geopolitical Tensions Are Overflowing This Week

by | published May 13th, 2019

Good morning, Oil & Energy Investor readers, and welcome to today’s Situation Room briefing. The last few weeks has had me in constant contact with my global sources, which I have to say is quite unsurprising considering the current geopolitical situation.

Including what’s going on between the U.S. and China, the U.S. and Venezuela, and in particular, the U.S. and Iran. Simply put, the many situations going on recently have kept me quite busy.

Here are two of the main events that will be keeping me busy over the coming week:

1. Deteriorating U.S.-Iranian Relations

Over the weekend, regional sources were telling me the Iranian-U.S. situation is deteriorating rapidly.

I’ve been examining the impact of a threat or actual interruption of crude oil export consignments through the Strait of Hormuz – which connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, allowing tanker access to international markets for about 22% of all oil exported daily worldwide.

Should the daily traffic through the Strait of Hormuz be interrupted, we could see some intense consequences indeed.

2. In the Aftermath of a Huge Triple-Digit Win…

This morning, my Micro Energy Trader readers were able to reel in an at least over 200% win from one of the options trades in their Model Portfolio.

The incredible win came from my very successful Σ algorithm trading system, which has provided my readers across the board some very nice wins over the last few weeks (If you’d like to join them, just click here).

Therefore, following this huge win, I will be refining my algorithm to be sure to give my readers throughout my services as many profits as possible.

Renewed Sanctions on Both Sides Make for an Inflammatory Situation

This morning, the market went into overdrive as China announced retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.

As I discussed last week, the U.S. doubled down on sanctions against Chinese goods – $200 billion worth, to be exact.

I think I can speak for many people when I say that it was not altogether surprising to read the news of China’s retaliation this morning.

One quote that stood out to me from one article was China’s vow to “never surrender.”

If that doesn’t embody the Chinese point of view, I don’t know what does.

However, financial battles are far from the only ones being fought between the Chinese and the Americans.

Because we’ve got a more serious problem on our hands.

And it’s taking place in some of the most disputed areas in the world.

The Chinese believe they have the rights to this area, and that the U.S. presence in the region is nothing more than trespassing.

And they’re showing their disapproval in the form of advanced weapon technology.

But we have our own technology ready and waiting…

Sincerely,


Kent

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