Financial Sense

Universities Feel the Gales of Creative Destruction
Monty Guild's picture

Technological, social, geopolitical, and economic forces are driving radical changes in higher education. These changes will affect universities, as some prosper and strengthen, others fall by the wayside, and new, experimental structures for the delivery of education arise.

Summation Index Rate of Change
Tom McClellan's picture

When the McClellan A-D Summation Index makes a big move in a short amount of time, that action contains important information. This week, I’ll show a pair of charts that help to make this point.

Q3: Not Amazing Nor Disappointing
Sheraz Mian's picture

Stocks turned around Thursday afternoon to close the session modestly in the green and start today’s session on a very positive note. The favorable shift notwithstanding, market sentiment remains fragile and...

The Long Awaited 10% Correction Just Happened; Cramer: No Bottom Until Ebola Contained
Cris Sheridan's picture

The long awaited 10% correction that everyone was looking for finally took place. The S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq all hit record highs on September 19th before steadily falling to their most recent lows on Wednesday, October 15th...

Moving to a Different State May Significantly Improve Your Retirement Goals
PFS Group's picture

Housing prices have recovered from the prior downturn giving more homeowners a chance to take advantage of their equity. Furthermore, rates are at all-time lows, which makes it difficult for investors near or in retirement relying on fixed income investments. Rather than taking on higher amounts of risk...

Big Four Economic Indicators Near Stall Speed
Doug Short's picture

When looking at the four big economic indicators used by NBER for timing recessions, it appears the economy may be nearing stall speed. Here is an update using the latest release of Industrial Production...

New Tesla Model S May Have Us Rethink Electric Cars
Oil Price's picture

Tesla unveiled an all-wheel drive version of its Model-S on Thursday. The new car is an improvement over the two-wheel-drive version in almost every way, with increased efficiency, range, acceleration, top speed, and a slew of futuristic auto-pilot features.

Plunging Oil Prices a Game-Changer for Major Pipeline Projects
Jeff Rubin's picture

Part of the impetus behind constructing new pipelines to carry bitumen from northern Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Kitimat on the Pacific, or even all the way across the country to Saint John, New Brunswick was to help close the substantial discount between Canadian oil and world prices.

Early Q3 Earnings Not Driving the Market
Sheraz Mian's picture

On the earnings docket this morning, we got blowout numbers from Goldman Sachs (GS) and very strong results from UnitedHealth (UNH), while Baker Hughes (BHI) and Mattel (MAT) came up short.

Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics
Stratfor's picture

Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to $81.84 per barrel — the biggest decrease in more than two years. Brent crude dropped by more than $4 a barrel at one stage in the day, dipping below $85 for the first time since 2010.