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The debate raging in the media about faulty election — and economic — forecasts has reached a fever pitch. Everyone wants to know, why were so many “experts” wrong. This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Andrew Zatlin with Moneyball Economics...

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From the US, the most likely catalyst for sharply higher bond yields will be the Fed signaling that it will adopt a quicker pace of rate hikes. With inflation still below target and market-based measures of inflation compensation still depressed...

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It is not just recent “populist” elections in the UK and the US that is signaling a move towards de-globalization, but a decided downtrend in the ratio of global trade to GDP in recent years also points to this trend. But is the trend real? A Deutsche Bank report notes both...

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We’ve known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope. Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help...

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The nomination of Donald Trump triggered a major see-saw reaction in the stock market. The S&P 500 immediately capsized 4% before recovering and surging 3%. A similar swing in the market was triggered by Brexit for the same...

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What a month it has been...but before I continue, let’s set a few things straight. One, whether you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican or Independent, let’s all agree that Mr. Trump needs to get rid of his Twitter account. And second, let’s acknowledge that the media...

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Oil prices surged more than 8 percent on Wednesday as OPEC shocked the world and reached an agreement to cut production. If OPEC members succeed in implementing the deal, set to take effect in January, it could erase...

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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 debt...

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Lakshman Achuthan and the ECRI posted some interesting charts about the uneven jobs recovery since 2007. Minorities fared far better at job gains on a percentage basis than whites. The ECRI’s charts provide yet another look at...

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For a few years I have been warning that higher education costs have escalated uncontrollably as wages for the masses have flat lined. As with autos and housing, the stop gap that enabled prices to vault well beyond income...

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