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Every quarter the Federal Reserve conducts a thorough survey of bank lending standards. The current data, which was just released on Monday, May 2nd for the first quarter of 2016, reveals two things: 1) banks are now in a tightening, not loosening, posture and 2) are the tightest...

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The bankruptcies are continuing fast and furious across the energy sector. With the ill-effects spreading beyond just the oil and gas business—evidenced by major renewables firm SunEdison filing for Chapter 11 last month.

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Last Thursday was session 53 in the “buying stampede” and it was going along swimmingly. Well, I guess the surprise “no stimulus” announcement out of Japan caused an early morning stutter-step, but the equity markets seemed to stabilize...

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Markets’ dependence on central bank largesse has also revealed the limits of the unconventional ultra-accommodative policy. The end of the debt Supercycle poses secular headwinds for growth because the level of debt suppresses central...

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Today’s March Personal Income & Spending report reconfirms what we saw from the sub-par Q1 GDP report on Thursday, with the U.S. economy barely staying in positive territory. Consumer spending in Q1 was up +1.9%...

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The Fed has proven very dovish since their December rate hike. Tumultuous financial markets gave the Fed doves the upper hand, leading the Fed to pause in it’s “normalization” campaign and cut in half the expected pace of rate hikes this year.

Doug Short's picture

The Advance Estimate for Q1 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 0.5 percent, down from the 1.4 percent in Q4 of 2015. Today's number was worse than most mainstream estimates, with Investing.com forecasting...

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Hostility is building up between the US and China over trade policy, particularly with regards to Chinese steel exports. What are the political forces driving these tensions, and what are the consequences for firms and investors?

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In a recent podcast interview, Financial Sense spoke with Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave Systems, about their quantum computers, how they work, the companies using them, and why, he believes, we are at the "dawn of the quantum computing age."

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China is not as economically secure as it seems. Convulsions in its financial markets have heightened global investor risk aversion and have added volatility in recent quarters. Try as they may, Chinese policymakers have been unable to...