Who Has Control of the World Commodity Markets?

The ability to control monetary policy and interest rates is among the strongest controls over the commodity markets, financial markets, money supply, and currency underpinnings. The control of currency and the Forex markets directly and indirectly influences and alters the world monetary system. There are several large and powerful groups which lie outside this main power base, and they often have the ability to change the outcome for the better!

There are many theories about true world control and the ability for this to exist in a dynamic manner. As money and assets shift over time from the US and Europe to Asia, South America, and the Middle East, one can observe the drive to control for land, technology, patents, money, water, food, language, equity markets, and interest rates. Interest rates are one of the most transparent ways to spot the difference in policies and opinions.

As commodity prices shift and fortunes rise and fall, there is little chance that money alone dominates the world resources. The power bases of each continent is linked to large quantities of different valuable natural resources. As food and water shortages arise, these areas could demand more importance than energy and mining commodities.

Europe currently has a negative LIBOR. Many countries in Europe have 10 year bond rates which are positive, while Japan and Sweden have negative 10 year bond rates. Several countries including Japan, Switzerland and France have negative rates for short terms. Does the annual Forbes 400 hold the secret to international power, in addition to money and equity.

Forbes Magazine creates a list of the most powerful and important politically people in the world. The list often includes Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Could they substantially impact the commodity markets in collusion with Goldman Sachs or Koch? It is commonly understood that the power behind the world interest, currency, and commodity markets is wide and scattered. Have recent international oil markets and currency swings moved the base of power behind these markets?

There are reportedly 13 families which run the world including:

Astor
Bundy
Collins
DuPont
Freeman
Kennedy
Li (Chinese)
Onassis
Rockefeller
Rothschild
Russell
Van Duyn
The Merovingian (European Royal Families)

Another source indicates that a different thirteen groups rule the world economy including:

Rothschild (Bauer or Bower) – France
Bruce
Cavendish (Kennedy)
De Medici Royal Family of Italy
Hanover
Hapsburg Royal Family of Austria
Krupp
Plantagenet
Rockefeller
Romanov – Royal Family of Russia
Sinclair (St. Clair)
Warburg (del Banco)
Windsor (Saxe-Coburg-Gothe) -Royal Family of England, UK, and Scotland

These lists contain several of the same large families. It is interesting to note that the power and money of Europe are largely hidden, unreported, or disguised in family trusts, land holdings, and corporate shells. The royal family power and money has existed for over a thousand years. The newly emerging power base in China derived from USA and Canadian acquisitions is bold and unseen in an overall value format per country. Changes in foreign asset ownership challenge long-term balance sheets in this world built on foreign trade.

Can the large fortunes or families dictate interest rates, money supply, commodity prices, and Forex currency? Interest rates have been controlled in NYC through the derivatives markets. The silver market was dominated briefly by the Hunt family. The copper market has been tightly traded several times over the last two decades. It seems possible that the transfer of natural resource control and foreign assets to China may create a new tipping point. The demand for natural resources in product creation gives China a large weapon to use against their trading partners.

What happens as China uses their money to purchase assets rather than financial instruments? The power balance shift is clearly ahead and competes with export tariffs to inflict monetary pain on North America. It has long been thought that Asia could shift its investing into assets rather than financial instruments.

Stay at Home Moms – Make Money With Postcard Marketing

With the surge of everyone wanting to start a home based business, stay at home moms now have the opportunity to make some serious money working form home. Being a stay at home mom I know that time can be a restraint, so you will need to start a simple, profitable business that doesn’t require a lot of your time. There is no easier way to make money from home than with postcard marketing.

The reason I recommend stay at home moms start a postcard marketing business from home is because it only requires an hour or two of work each day to be successful. This hour or two of work per day consists of placing address labels and stamps to the back of your postcards so that they can be mailed out to a list of targeted prospects.

The key for success with postcard marketing is to find a hot product with a large and hungry buying crowd. Once you have the product and buyers, you should focus on finding a reputable list broker. A list broker will assist you in finding the right mailing list of potential buyers for the product or service you are marketing and trying to sell. Your mailing list is vital to your success and if you screw this part of the plan up, your success will be limited.

Once you’ve chosen your product and found a good list broker, you now need to design a high converting postcard. Your postcards should be written in a way that gets people to take action. You can have people call a hotline phone number or you can have them go directly to your website where you’re selling your product. Either option will work, but your postcard must get them to take action.

As a stay at home mom if you can put all of the elements listed in this article together you can build yourself a very profitable home business utilizing direct mail techniques for postcard marketing.

Network Marketing is a Great Option If You Want to Work at Home

I have to say I hesitated on the title of this article since there are so many ads that promise riches with no effort and even overnight riches.

As I thought about all of the reasons network marketing is a great option, I just couldn’t come up with a better suited title.

So let me share five of the reasons I believe you should consider direct sales when making the decision to work at home:

1. Order forms and catalogs already exist. Unless you’ve joined a brand new company, there are already product catalogs and order forms available. You will not have to reinvent the wheel or deal with designing and printing catalogs. Most distributors I’ve spoken to have confirmed that the cost of the catalogs is very reasonable.

2. Direct sales has been around over 100 years. Each year I see more companies attempt to enter the network marketing/direct sales arena. It’s a proven business model that works.

3. Product manufacturing is all handled by the company. Though it does happen, it’s seldom that a network marketing company can not deliver on product orders. This is very different that making your own products and trying to meet customer demand. In addition, the company will take care of any quality control issues, this won’t fall on you to deal with.

4. Branding and marketing are done by the company. For the most part the company will not advertise for individual customers but they will write company press releases and they will work on branding the company name. Companies will also make monetary and product donations throughout the country further promoting the company name.

5. Online ordering is often handled by the company. It can get very costly and time consuming to purchase shopping carts on your own and update your website on a regular basis. When you join a direct sales company, product updates and shopping carts are already in place. In addition, customers can often find product information made available by the company right on the website.

The fee to start a network marketing business is usually under $100 depending on what products you’ll be receiving. That, combined with the five reasons above, make choosing network marketing a great choice.