Bob Eisenbeis's picture

As expected, the FOMC ended its purchases of additional securities at the end of October. There are five noteworthy points in the statement this time. First, the FOMC painted the picture of a moderately growing economy...

Axel G Merk's picture

Any doubts about why I own gold as an investment were dispelled last Saturday when I met the maestro himself: former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan. It’s not because Greenspan said he thinks the price of gold will rise — I don’t need his investment advice...

Jeff Rubin's picture

If beaten up Canadian investors are looking to assign blame for the bruising suffered by their portfolios of late, they could do worse than point an accusatory finger at China. The resource super-cycle that drove valuations...

Sober Look's picture

Medical costs rose at an official rate of 1.7% year on year this past September, but the average increase in medical expenses individuals actually paid could easily be far larger. Most importantly, the CPI, as a pure price index...

Global Risk Insights's picture

Economies in the U.K. and U.S. are bright spots in the developed world, but not quite bright enough to instill confidence. If there has been one trend across the developed world that has taken hold in the last six months, it is this...

Marc Chandler's picture

The growth of trade slowed dramatically in the second half of 2010 to the end of 2011. The pace of growth has steadied around 2% over the last three years.

Sheraz Mian's picture

A slew of largely positive earnings reports and Fed anticipation provide the backdrop for today’s market action. Stocks are holding steady on a positive note despite the Durable Goods report that came in weaker than expected.

Danielle Park's picture

Oil (WTI) has broken below $80 this morning on the back of surging global production, weakening demand and the strengthening U.S. dollar. Canada’s Federal budget forecasts...

Sober Look's picture

This is every gold bull's dream. The Swiss just might force their central bank to begin accumulating massive amounts of gold via the so-called “Save our Swiss gold” referendum. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) unwound a large portion of...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Let's take inventory of where the major averages sit. The Industrials have now recovered to the point where I believe it's fair to say that the initial correction from previous highs is complete. We've put in the initial correction lows that will now act as our bearish trigger.

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