Financial Sense

A Typical Pattern Shows We’re Headed for Recession
Andrew Zatlin's picture

We’re witnessing a very typical pattern right before recessions and market collapses. The market’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is currently at a level seen only before recessions. Before we flat out say there will be a recession, we need to dig...

Echo Boomers Will Fire Up Housing Market
Tom McClellan's picture

Housing-related stocks are seeing an earlier than called for a push to a higher high. But if lumber prices are right, there are lots more gains to come. By that, I am referring to the way that lumber prices tend to give a 1-year leading indication for...

New Lidar Chips for Self-Driving Vehicles Are Smaller Than a Dime, Cost $10 to Manufacture
Michael Shedlock's picture

The Lidar (Light detection and ranging) systems on self-driving vehicles are big and generally expensive. MIT has a Lidar-on-a-chip solution that will fit on a dime and cost about $10 to manufacture.

Is the UK Economy Doing Better Post-Brexit?
FS Staff's picture

Some have been pointing to the UK Economic Surprise Index from Citigroup, which shot up post-Brexit, as proof that the UK economy is improving after the vote to the leave the EU. Unfortunately, as Jim Bianco recently explained on our podcast, the post-Brexit surge in positive...

Can Stocks Survive Without Stimulus?
Clif Droke's picture

A fiery debate rages among investors over the question of central bank stimulus. The question is whether the stock market needs stimulus in order to advance, and is stimulus only creating a bubble which will burst at some point and...

Kurt Kallaus: Slow Growth Persists but US Recession Likely Still Years Away
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In June of this year, we spoke with Kurt Kallaus, author of Exec Spec and the KDelta trading model, and he predicted a mild cyclical upturn and oil topping out and turning lower into the fourth quarter. Both of those things have come true...

China Plans to Slash Crude Demand by 250,000 Bpd
Oil Price's picture

China is determined to rid itself of its image as one of the world’s greatest polluters, and is serious about curbing oil production—even if only for a few days—to clean up its air during the international G-20 meeting in Hangzhou...

July New Home Sales Soar to 12.4% Month-over-Month, Surprises Forecast
Jill Mislinski's picture

This morning's release of the July New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 654K, up 12.4% month-over-month from a revised 582K in June. Seasonally adjusted estimates for April and May were revised.

The Schizophrenic Fed
Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Central bank policy is center stage this week as the world turns its attention to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The symposium hosted by the Kansas City Fed has become the prime venue for discussing monetary policy.

How to Leave the European Union
Stratfor's picture

After the results of the Brexit referendum, many EU governments and officials went out of their way to emphasize that the vote did not herald the end of the European Union and could even make it stronger.