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  • About Closing Crude Oil Derivatives Related Transactions

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 05 Mar 2014

    We at Blackhawk are approached by at least 500 supposed providers and sellers of oil derivative and other crude oil products a year and yet maybe only 2% of such providers have access to real product. Surprised? You shouldn't be at all. As you may or may not know, the reality today is that oil bu...

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  • Oil, Technology and What Makes the World Go Round

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 29 Jan 2014

    Being both an oil trader and financier and tech investor, I am frequently asked about my general views on the oil and tech sectors at large given the ever changing financial and political disturbances out there. Well for a start, you might think that tech is today in a bubble as a company whose s...

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  • Strategy or Execution

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 13 Jan 2014

    I am approached every year by hundreds of entrepreneurs with great ideas, great strategies but no track record of execution - all seeking funding for their respective ventures - and I turn them down one after the other for a lack of track record executing. So here is some food for thought for all...

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  • How do you deal with a large competitor who is out to get you?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 16 Dec 2013

    We at Blackhawk Partners advise a number of companies in the path to growth. Some of the most awkward situations we encounter on quite a regular basis is a software or other company about to be bullied by a 800 pound gorilla basically stating: "Sell to us or we will apply all of our resources to ...

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  • What is wrong with Capitalism Today?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 12 Nov 2013

    There is not one single day that passes without I hear some of my Wall Street peers complain about the state of affairs of capitalism in America today and how different it has become compared to only a couple of decades ago. Is Capitalism broken or what exactly has happened to this “fountain of...

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  • How likely are we to see a Saudi Arabian shift away from the US towards China?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 03 Nov 2013

    Saudi Arabia has recently reacted with unusual bluntness to US moves at rapprochement with the kingdom’s enemies in Tehran and Damascus, forcing President Barack Obama to either alter his stance or risk a breakdown in relations. The Saudis are clearly testing its 70 year US dependence....And qu...

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  • What is Wrong with the Fed’s Policies?

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 21 Oct 2013

    It is clear today - five years after our last crisis of 2008 – that the Federal Reserve's program of “Large Scale Asset Purchases” (LSAP) is a losing proposition. It is undeniable that the Fed has conducted an all-out effort to restore normal economic conditions over the last five years; ho...

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  • It is all a Band Aid.... Nothing has Really Changed

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 17 Oct 2013

    As Congressman Ron Paul once said: “It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking”. Wise words from a wise man indeed. It is a fact that almost every Fed chairman in the past 60 years has manipulated interest rates to brighten the economic ou...

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  • An Important Message to The People Who Want to Enter The Physical Oil Trading Business World but Don't know Better

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 05 Oct 2013

    This is really important message to the people who want to enter the physical oil trading business... What do you do when you receive an offer of large amounts of JP-54 and D2 requiring an ICPO with BCL or Soft Probe, NCND and IMFPA up front? This is pure Broker rubbish - throw it in your rubb...

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  • About the basic Facts you Need to know when Trading Physical Gold Bullion

    By: Ziad K. Abdelnour | 01 Oct 2013

    As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, I thought I'd share with you those important facts you need to know if you’re actively involved in trading Physical Gold Bullion. Please do not take this information below as preaching, as it is a boiler...

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