As we near the end of the 3rd quarter of 2014 we find the US$ up nearly 7% on the year, higher than many of the US and Global Stock Indexes’ and only outperformed by the NASD 100 which is up over 12% year to date. Adding further insult to.
**Russia is providing a special status for war-torn eastern Ukraine as “a step in the right direction”. The Poroshenko government in Kiev cautioned that a drop in Russian natural gas supplies could hobble the EU this winter.
**Yesterday Obama drew a hard line on sending U.S. forces into “another ground war.
We are back from the long holiday weekend and over the long weekend German chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that the fighting was a "conflict between Ukraine and Russia". It is a no longer a EU vs. Russian issue. Putin has played the EU and Obama well and can now.