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If you have 10 economists in one room and ask for their outlook on the world today, chances are that you’ll get 10 very similar opinions. And it’s not because they all agree.

It’s because they’d all rather be wrong with the rest of the herd than take a gamble and be wrong on their own.

The Australian Tribune isn’t at the mercy of pack mentality. We’re independent. We put in the hard yards of research, often into places that others won’t go, so we can bring you the most important scoops on Australia’s economic outlook.

We don’t recycle the same doom and gloom stories you see on most mainstream media sites — and our editors aren’t afraid to tackle the most controversial of stories or tell you what they really think.

We do this because we know that it’s these stories that shape the rest of the world. We know that even the smallest rumble can create the biggest shake. The state of Australia’s economy is strongly influenced by the behaviour of our international trading partners, these largely being the US and China. It’s the political events, other trade partners (and often, the occasional tweet) that can have a large effect on our economy, and our overall political landscape.

It’s these seemingly small hints that we look out for, often the ones that are overlooked, that we investigate and analyse, in order to anticipate and prepare you for these shocks. Whether it’s in our own backyard or across the shores, we’re always looking for the next thing that could affect your wealth.

The Australian Tribune is a light in the dark — bringing you the most important updates on the local and global economy, so you too can be ahead of the quivering pack. We believe there’s always a way to benefit, even in the most troubling of times.

Below are our most recent stories regarding the unstable climate that is the worldwide economy. We encourage you to comment and become part of the conversation. Read on as our editors try to clear the air.

Oil Bulls’ Risky Bet

With OPEC ministers meeting this Friday, 22 June, all eyes will be on Vienna to see how much more supply is likely to come online. By next week, we’ll know if the hedge funds were right to be optimistic on rising oil prices. But I wouldn’t invest alongside them.