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We've updated our monthly workforce analysis to include last week's Employment Report for November. The unemployment rate beat expectations by dropping from 4.9% to 4.6%, and the number of new nonfarm jobs...

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A sustained recovery in US 10-year bond yields to 2.5% could drive a rotation of $250 billion from developed market bond funds into developed market equities according to proprietary analysis from Deutsche Bank. This forecast was...

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With recent unexpected shocks such as the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s win, many are wondering, what’s the outlook for 2017 and beyond? This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Reva Goujon, Vice President of Global Analysis at Stratfor...

Daniel Amerman CFA's picture

For decades we have known that the time would come when Social Security & Medicare costs would begin a rapid and explosive growth upwards. That time is no longer the distant future - but something that will take place next year...

Jill Mislinski's picture

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) has now released the November Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), also known as the ISM Services PMI. The headline Composite Index is at 57.2 percent, a 2.4...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

One of the funnier shows in the Seinfeld comedy series was “Serenity Now.” The show centered on that phrase (serenity now) as George’s father, Frank Costanza, repeats the phrase numerous times every time he gets upset (see it here: serenity).

Michael Shedlock's picture

The Dallas Police and Fire Pension plan is severely underfunded. Not even a $1.1 billion taxpayer bailout the plan officials request will make the plan whole. Discussion of a possible freeze in lump sum payments led to a run on withdrawals.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

The monthly nonfarm payrolls report (aka. the “jobs report”) is one of the most important economic reports investors follow each month. Seen as both an important gauge of the economy’s momentum, and a major driver of Fed policy...

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A virtual consensus exists about the probability of a fiscal stimulus under a Trump presidency. Most only debate its size and timing. But that doesn’t appear to be dampening market expectations, with the stock market continuing to set new...

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The fact that Donald Trump is the first US president to have a call with his Taiwanese counterpart in nearly four decades, seriously upsetting China in the process, might come as a shock when you think that Taiwan is the world’s 22nd...

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