The Mercenary Geologist Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has 35 years experience as an exploration geologist and analyst searching for economic deposits of base and precious metals, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil and gas, and water in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
What can you say about February without getting sick to your stomach? The last week was a real sh-t show, plain and simple… Stock markets down from 5 to 13 percent in one week! VIX or the fear index closed at 40 but hit as high as 50. Currencies fairly flat for the month after a large rise and then fall in the USD. Looney and Aussie $ killed. 10 Year yield hits an all time low of 1.13. Bitcoin down 14%. Gold down .3 percent after hitting a 7 year high. Silver down 8%. PT down 10%. PD up 13% for the month but lost $300 on Friday. Copper down 1.2%. Energies totally destroyed. WTI/Brent down 10/13%. Natgas down nearly 9% to 1.67 per mm. Uranium flat. Ratios: Au/Ag 95.60 – Pt/Au .54 -Pt/Pd .35 -WT/HH 26.94. Crazy numbers for crazy markets.
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