Oil Price's picture

Are oil prices heading for a double dip? The surge in shale production has produced a temporary glut in supplies causing oil prices to experience a massive bust. After tanking to a low of $44 per barrel in January...

Sober Look's picture

Back in September the idea that the Eurozone's economy could potentially undergo a recovery (see post) was met with some skepticism. And yet here we are. The EuroStoxx50 index is up 14% for the year while...

Cris Sheridan's picture

Elon Musk, Steven Hawking, and a long list of scientists believe artificial intelligence is no longer science-fiction and may one day present a danger to society. Musk has likened super-intelligent machines to nuclear bombs and fears we may be...

Tim Duy PhD's picture

The Fed could be headed for a very uncomfortable place. The dollar is rising, tightening financial conditions and placing downward pressure on inflation. At the same time, interest rates remain low while equities...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

On March 10, 2000 — at the height of the dot-com bubble, the Nasdaq closed at 5048.62. During intraday trading today, the Nasdaq traded past the 5,000 mark for the first time in 15 years. The Nasdaq approaching...

Global Risk Insights's picture

With the global oil supply expected to outpace demand in 2015 and 2016, there is a growing risk from an oil glut that might further slash oil prices. The 50 percent fall in oil prices continues to rattle energy markets...

Chris Puplava's picture

The S&P 500 had its first monthly close above 2100 in February, the Dow closed over 18,000 and the NASDAQ currently rests a mere 3% below its 2000 bubble peak of 5132.52. Why is the stock market heading higher when incoming economic data is surprising to the downside?

FS Staff's picture

The S&P 500 has been up double-digits for the past three years. Although we don't expect to see a recession or negative returns this year, right now we think stock prices have gotten ahead of fundamentals...

Doug Short's picture

Today the Institute for Supply Management published its monthly Manufacturing Report for February. The latest headline PMI was 52.9 percent, a decline from the previous month's 53.5 percent and below...

BCA Research's picture

History shows that valuations don’t matter until they do. The challenge is gauging what will cause investors to balk at current multiples, which have vaulted to elevated levels.

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