There is serious trouble brewing in Saudi Arabia. They have been dumping oil increasing their output by 3.5%. However, the cash is being kept offshore. Rumors have been flight that members of the Royal family may be creating a stash just in case there is major civil unrest which forces them to flee into exile. Obama on his recent trip told the Saudis they should adopt democratic reform. Make no mistake about it. There is trouble brewing in the Middle East. There is no way Obama would have made such a statement publicly if the situation were not grave.
This post was published at Armstrong Economics on May 1, 2016.