Kurt Kallaus's picture

Multi-month sideways trends in currencies, oil, stock indices and many commodity markets are destined to continue for another couple days as we await Wednesday (29th) for 1st quarter GDP results. Consensus for the US...

Stratfor's picture

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Washington, the third stop on his maiden voyage to the United States since assuming office in 2012. Over the next two days, he will hold a summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on...

Oil Price's picture

Tesla’s announcement last week about creating a new line of batteries for use by businesses, consumers, and the electrical grid at large is a game-changer for the industry. Currently, when individuals or companies need...

Doug Short's picture

The Latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through April 17. The headline number of 95.2 was a substantial drop from the revised March final reading of 101.4...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Last week was relatively light in terms of economic data. We learned that home prices are still rising at a modest pace of 5.4%, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and we saw a minor tick upward in the pace of...

Marc Chandler's picture

The US corporate earnings season is almost half over. Fears that the US S&P 500 would report the first decline in income since 2009 have eased. One of the key reasons is that operating margins appear to have improved more...

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US markets are expensive and well into bubble territory, says well-known technician Robin Griffiths. Though before a likely crash sometime around 2016-2017, he sees another breakout run in the second half of this year...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

Spring has definitely sprung here in Florida as pollen is in the air and raindrops fall on my tin roof with the sound of golf balls. “Tra la! It's May! The lusty month of May! That lovely month when ev'ryone goes blissfully astray...

Robert Rapier's picture

Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015(AEO2015). The report presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040 based on six cases...

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This month a number of commentators grew quite alarmed by disturbing data coming from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) showing that the US economy may be facing a credit crunch as businesses find it very hard to get loans...

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