Samson: Oil prices fall
The price of oil fell on Thursday after jumping 8 percent in the previous session on fears of oil supply overshoes and concern about the global economic slowdown, putting pressure on prices that received some support from rising stock markets.
By 0634 GMT, Brent crude futures were down 22 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $ 54.25 a barrel. Prices rose 8 percent to $ 54.47 a barrel on Wednesday. US WTI futures fell 0.56 percent to $ 45.96 a barrel. It rose 8.7 percent to $ 46.22 a barrel in the previous session. The crude fell about 40 percent from the high levels it hit in October.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies such as Russia agreed at a meeting this month to cut output by 1.2 million bpd from January. Oil production hit record highs or nears in the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia, where the United States pumped 11.6 million barrels of crude, which exceeds Saudi and Russian output.
Oil prices could be boosted by a preliminary Reuters survey on Wednesday and US crude inventories were expected to drop 2.7 million barrels in the week ending Dec. 21, the fourth straight week of declines. The US Petroleum Institute is publishing inventory data on Thursday, while the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will report on Friday. LINK
Samson: The Iraqi Stock Exchange reveals the total trading in 2018
27th December, 2018
The Iraqi market for securities, Thursday, revealed the total trading during the year 2018, the most recent on Monday, December 24, 2018.
“The Iraqi market for securities ended its trading for the year 2018, where the market during the current year 238 sessions, five sessions a week and the number of listed companies in the market 104,” said Taha Ahmed Abdul Salam, executive director of the market. An Iraqi joint stock company with a total capital of 11.956 trillion dinars.”
He added that “the number of shares traded during the year 2018 amounted to 832 billion shares, while the value of those shares 466 billion dinars, and the number of contracts and transactions executed for the same year amounted to 91067 contracts. “The closing of the market index for the prices of shares traded in the first session of 2018 at 577.84 points, while in the last session of 2018 to 510.12 points,” he said, adding that “will be the first trading session for 2019 on Wednesday, January 2 2019”. LINK
Western civilization heading for a reboot over the holidays
By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
EXCERPTS: Many signs and confirmations from highly placed sources indicate that a reboot of Western civilization is being planned for 2019. The shutdown of the U.S. government over the holidays, for example, has nothing to do with building a wall, and everything to do with a financial reboot and upcoming military tribunals.
However, what is coming is about much more than just rounding up the criminals who hijacked and bankrupted the U.S. government—it is about fixing the problems besetting monotheism.
In preparation for these upcoming historical changes, U.S. troops are being withdrawn from various conflict zones in order to pave the way for world peace, CIA sources say. Pentagon sources agree, adding that “U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out of Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and the Ukraine to terminate the Deep State and the Zionists, since the global currency reset requires peace and cessation of hostilities.”
European royal family sources concur that preparations are under way for a reboot of the global financial system. The current U.S. dollar, Euro, and Japanese yen-based system is bankrupt and dysfunctional, these and other sources agree. This is especially true of the United States, which has been bankrupt for quite some time now, the sources say. That’s why this current U.S. government shutdown is going to lead to some sort of Chapter 11 reorganization of the U.S. government. The European royals, for example, acknowledge that the historical bonds, farm claims, and other claims against the U.S. government must be paid, yet cannot be paid without bankrupting the system.
However, discussions with the European royals and the P2 Freemasons who control the Vatican make it clear that fundamental decisions have not been made about what the reboot will resemble.
It is clear, though, that the current system is being shut down. This can be seen not just in the U.S. government shutdown, but also in the fact that no corporate junk bonds were issued in December and that U.S. stock markets fell by the most since the Lehman shock of 2008.
One thing they have agreed upon, though, is that a future planning agency will be established with a multi-trillion-dollar budget. The legal and financial frameworks for this organization are being negotiated behind the scenes, according to royal family and P2 Freemason sources.
Another thing that has been agreed upon at the highest level, including with Asian secret societies, is that criminality will be rooted out of the system, especially in the U.S.
On that front, Pentagon sources say the number of sealed indictments in the U.S. has reached the 70,000 mark. Two huge prison barges are being sent to Guantanamo Bay from New York and California to accommodate all the criminals who are being rounded up.
A further sign of what is coming can be seen in the fact that Trump sent notice to House Speaker Paul Ryan that “the national emergency Executive Order 13818 from December 20th, 2017 has been extended for one year, blocking property and seizing assets of persons involved in serious human rights abuse or corruption,” the sources note.
We still do not know the exact timing when all these changes will take place. We have been promised military tribunals in January, but the global currency reset is still an unknown.