Brazil To Auction Off Massive Offshore Oil Field

With tensions and violence escalating in Syria, crude oil has once again come into the spotlight, as investors weigh the potential of a U.S.-led intervention on the commodity. And though Syria  is not a major oil producer, its close geographic proximity to key sea routes and pipelines has investors understandably concerned over the potential of violence spilling into other countries in the region where roughly one-third of the world’s crude is produced. Though no major decision has been made by the U.S. government, or other major world leaders, support for a U.S. strike on Syria continues to build, which will undeniably affect the crude market [for more oil news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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A Deeper Look At the World of Diamonds

Paul Zimnisky currently creates and develops new exchange-traded products as CEO of PureFunds. This past November, PureFunds launched three innovative ETFs, including the world’s first ETF to exclusively invest in the diamond and gemstone industry; it is traded on the NYSE Arca under the symbol GEMS. Prior to PureFunds, Paul worked as a buy-side equity analyst focused on the metals and mining space, and as an ETF arbitrage trader [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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