Jill Mislinski's picture

By Jill Mislinski – The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let's examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin...

Mises Institute's picture

By Mises Institute – The attacks on physical cash from a phalanx of economists, central bankers, commercial banks, and politicians have not diminished in recent years. On the contrary, in the face of the worldwide increase in terror attacks...

Adrian Ash's picture

By Adrian Ash – Gold funds ticked higher Wednesday morning as world equity indices slipped for a second day – led by pre-market trading in US tech stocks such as Google – and the Euro retreated from 1-year highs versus the Dollar...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

By Kurt Kallaus – The “earnings season” is the period each quarter when the vast majority of corporate earnings are reported. The bulk of the stellar gains in the stock market this year have occurred around earnings season. Alcoa typically kicks it off...

Gary Dorsch's picture

By Gary Dorsch – On June 27th, the Euro leaped above $1.13 and above ¥127 after ECB chief Draghi signaled growing confidence in the Euro-zone's economic recovery and rising inflation. “The threat of deflation is gone and inflationary forces are at play,” Draghi said...

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By FS Staff – Public pension funds are operating on the assumption that they’re going to generate returns 25 percent higher than Warren Buffet every single year into perpetuity. That’s insanely optimistic and has allowed politicians to use the pension system as a piggy bank...

Oil Price's picture

By Oil Price – Hedge funds and other major investors have soured on oil prices, and the pessimistic turn has corresponded with the deep selloff in recent weeks. Since the beginning of June, the long positions held by speculators have...

Michael Shedlock's picture

By Michael Shedlock – Amazon fulfillment centers, typically single-story warehouses located in suburbs, do not meet its goal of low-cost deliveries to city dwellers. Amazon’s patented solution is multi-story, drone-delivery behive center warehouses smack...

Paul D Horn CFP CPWA MS's picture

By Paul Horn – Using a health savings account (HSA) is a prudent financial decision that many Americans overlook or simply do not understand. One of their primary benefits is that contributed funds do not run out each year like a medical savings account. Instead, unused funds...

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By Stratfor – Based on the principle that transformative world events are not random, but are in fact predictable, Stratfor develops decade, annual and quarterly forecasts. These forecasts are built upon Stratfor’s geopolitical methodology...

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