World News: Russian Nerve Gas Attack Unsettles Europe

In world news, several days ago, Great Britain accused Russia of killing a former spy with a very specific nerve agent. The attack was apparently carried out in a public place, which would put numerous innocent bystanders at risk. The reaction within the British government has been to unify against the threat, and against Russia in particular.

As I write this, Parliament is discussing possible responses including gathering support from their allies against Russia. This would include the United States and Germany.  Yesterday Rex Tillerson was fired by Donald Trump, possibly for more strongly condemning Russia’s apparent action than the White House had intended.  And Germany is working on a pipeline project with Russia, which the British Parliament has mentioned in their discussion.

We often talk about geopolitical instability as a key driver in gold prices; could we be seeing the start of instability now?  Take a look at British Prime Minister Theresa May’s comments in today’s featured article and let us know your Comments below.

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Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer has had a wide-ranging career, with trading and investing as a continuing theme. Mike graduated from UC Berkeley with a business degree, then worked with Macy's in their operations arm. He left Macy's and spent a summer trading his own account, which taught him a lot about trading in general and markets in particular. Trading through the Black Monday and the Crash of 1987 showed him how most people are unprepared for upheavals in their trading. He then joined Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor, helping regular people understand their finances and meet their life goals.

Then came the usual story - Mike met and married the lady of his dreams. They moved to upstate New York, where Mike worked first for a small manufacturing consulting company, then Cornell University. While loving the work and the higher-education atmosphere, Mike missed the world of finance. Eventually, he signed up for stock trading coaching with the Adam Mesh Trading Group, to learn from people who understood modern markets. Within a year, Adam asked Mike to become a stock trading coach.

Since then, Mike has trained over 200 individuals, spoke at several national conventions, and is a frequent contributor to conference calls across the Adam Mesh community. Mike writes The Gold Enthusiast daily newsletter, runs the Golden Hammer trading service, and participates in the Mesh Private Portfolio. He also keeps a position in international education which keep him in touch with "the student mindset". Mike closely follows the gold, energy, and financial sectors. His motto is "Plan your trade, then trade your plan!"

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