Chris Puplava's picture

Philly Fed state coincident data came out today and more states across the country are starting to contract. Looking at the snapshot below, positively growing states still dominate the map (and don't give much of an alarming picture), but a different story emerges...

Clif Droke's picture

We’re about to enter that time when financial commentators offer up their best guesses as to what investors can expect in the Near Year. It always makes for fun reading, but it also never fails to disappoint.

Stratfor's picture

The presence of armed drones is a reality of the modern battlefield, but only a limited group of countries has the technological ability to produce them or the military capacity to operate them. The United States once held the edge in...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Over the past five quarters, corporate profits have been shrinking, but the stock market remains near all-time highs. This divergence can’t persist forever, and will eventually break one way or the other.

Marc Chandler's picture

There were two dogs that did not bark this year. The Japanese yen, which despite negative interest rates and an unprecedented expansion of the central bank's balance sheet, strengthened 15% against the dollar.

Global Risk Insights's picture

Obama’s pivot should have represented a shift in US foreign policy. However, with the end of his presidency fast approaching and the mitigated results of the policy, the future of the pivot has been thrown into question.

Oil Price's picture

Startup Company Flirtey is making enormous progress in the drone industry, far sooner than some of the most prominent tech companies. The Australian based company has developed drones capable of carrying packages over vast...

BCA Research's picture

With their Reflation Confirming Indicator rolling over, our EM strategists believe that it is only a matter of time until EM equities follow. The Reflation Confirming Indicator is an equally weighted aggregate of platinum prices...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Earlier this month, the German Bundesrat voted to ban new gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles from EU roads starting in 2030. Days later, the German Transport Minister Calls Internal Combustion Ban “Utter Nonsense”. Let’s take a look at...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

The US Dollar Index includes six component currencies. It's a six-pack with some added kick to it these days, too, seeing how the US Dollar Index has been surging since early October and is trading at eight-month highs.