The traditionally quiet period for markets in December is turning out to be not-so-quiet, thanks to a key meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve starting December 17. The meeting will decide on whether a reduction in quantitative easing (QE) is necessary...
The past two years have seen a surprising amount of turmoil at the highest levels of the Chinese political establishment. We have seen political alliances re-shuffled, powerful business and political leaders arrested, factional disputes magnified, and an explosion of rumors of more to come.
The US banking sector continues to outperform the broader market. Furthermore, for the first time this year, regional bank shares are outperforming the overall bank index, which is driven primarily by the largest banks.
This Great Graphic shows how the average income and population by racial group changed during the life of Nelson Mandela. It comes from The Economist.
Although Bitcoin is designed to be a decentralized currency that can be used the world over, China is quickly becoming the center of focus for its future. Once a non-player in trading Bitcoin, China is now home to...
As we to prepare for the arrival of a new year, 2014 for those not keeping track, we should take time to consider reality. One part of that is to reconsider some well grounded advice: Past performance does not predict future performance.
The Netherlands has lost its triple A credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, leaving just Germany, Finland, and Luxembourg in the Eurozone at the highest level. The downgrade to AA+ is ironic, as it appears to be the result of an overdose of “responsible” budgetary policy.
The market’s long-term trend and momentum remain firmly in bullish territory and 52-week breadth data on the S&P 1500 shows no signs of a major market top. That said, sentiment levels are elevated and intermediate and short-term momentum are slowing