A quick-reading overview of news, the markets, and fascinating information about each of our investing focal points - all geared to help you make well-informed investment decisions.

Doug Casey: Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

Another banking crisis is inevitable says Doug Casey; the bull and bear arguments for oil; and the math behind the Apple Watch’s gold consumption

Buck Buck Braawwk: The Fed Will Chicken Out, Won’t Raise Rates This Year

Reading the Fed’s runes; Andorra could be the next Cyprus; and why it’s tough to be a contrarian.

Betting on a Quick Oil Recovery? Beware the “Fracklog”…

Bet on a short-term oil rebound at your own peril

The Biggest Energy Deal in a Decade: Shell Bets Big on Oil Recovery

Does Shell’s energy deal reek of desperation?

WAIT: Don’t File Those Taxes Just Yet!

Must-read information for lawfully reducing the IRS’s tax bite

You Are Now a Terrorist Until Proven Otherwise

The war on terrorism expands both domestically and internationally.

Iran Nuclear Deal Roils the Oil Markets

A US-Iran nuclear deal is closer; is gold on its way up?; and Iceland may be the home of the banking revolution

Yemen Descends into Chaos

A new war in the Middle East; and is war imminent between the US and Russia?