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Andrew Butter started off in construction in UAE and Saudi Arabia; after the invasion of Kuwait opened Dryland Consultants in partnership with an economist doing primary and secondary research and building econometric models, clients included Bechtel, Unilever, BP, Honda, Emirates Airlines, ... more

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The Shale-War Is Over?
$60 Brent by Christmas is highly probable: Next $85?
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Brent To $85 By Christmas?
The Black Swan spotter, which saw the oil crash coming, now says the “Invisible Hand” will push Brent to $85 before the end of the year.
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The Oil Bubble...Which Just Bust...Was Caused By Derivatives: That’s Why Shale Oil Is Finished
There are plenty of reasons put-forward for why oil prices more than halved over the past year. But no one’s talking about a bubble that bust; seems like the world is wallowing in denial.
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Oil Price Ten Year Forecast To 2025: Importers Set To Receive $600 Billion Refund
Whether or not $125 Brent in 2011 and $140 Brent in 2008 were bubbles...certainly not many are talking in those terms...the price today is indeed less than half of what it was in 2011, which is pretty much what the analysis in 2010 said would happen.
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When Oil Drops Below $70
Since mid 2011 oil has been in a bubble and one day Brent will go down below $70 and stay under $90 for as long as it was over $90.
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July 2011 Was A Good Time To Buy Italy's Debt: The Euro Prevails, Get Used To It
I got a lot of hate mail for saying in July, 2011 that it was a good time to buy Italian debt. Finally the penny did drop and Italy, despite all the alarmist press, is not a basket case; my points then (nearly two years ago)...
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

FB Facebook Inc
FXE Euro Currency Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HERO Hercules Offshore Inc.
HOT Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
ITE SPDR Lehman Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
MCO Moody's Corporation
OILB iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TM Toyota Motor Corporation
XHB SPDR S&P HMBLDRS IDX FND
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
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Tourism Strategy Consulting
ABMC
January 2013 - Present (6 years 3 months)
Recently completed a study for Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority included recommendations on market positioning and top-line development strategies.
Project Manager
GPMC
March 2012 - Present (7 years 1 month)
Project managing elements of Basic Design of float-over, float-off/on and launch barges; and Self-Elevating Service Vessels classed under ABS, LR and B-V Rules, analysis for load/float on/off and transportation, launch and installation analysis for jackets topsides and other cargo, line management as designated Single Point of Contact of critical operations for above including planning, scheduling, preparing method statements, risk analysis, oversight of H.S.E. and monitoring progress.
Writer
Seeking Alpha
September 2008 - Present (10 years 7 months)
I write about market disequilibrium and valuation in the context of US, UK, Hong Kong and Dubai property prices, tourism and hotel markets, oil prices, bonds the US stockmarket and gold.
Partner
ABMC
July 1999 - Present (19 years 11 months)
Professional license company registered in Dubai since 1999. Registered activities are Engineering, Management Consulting and Marketing Consulting.

Education

Cambridge University
M.A., Bio-Resource Engineeriing
1972 / 1975
Animal Nutrition, Statistics and Experimental Design, Irrigation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Entomology, Animal Production, Marketing, Economics
Leeds Art College
Diploma, Fine Art
1971 / 1972
Primarily Conceptual

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