Kurt Kallaus's picture

Economic comparisons of economic data and stock values in most first world countries appear rational. Expectations of marginal economic growth rates and earnings in general correlate well with stock prices longer term.

Avi Gilburt's picture

The most common complaint I now hear as to why many are fearful of investing in precious metals is that they feel they have been “manipulated to go down.” While many investors have been scared into believing this...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

The economic outlook for Japan is not pretty. The country, once the poster child for technological advancement and export strength, has been struggling in both areas. Take a look at some of the technical analysis below which...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Markets appear in a cheery mood on renewed hopes of a Greek deal following fresh proposals from the Greek government. The Greek headlines dominate while a strong ADP (ADP) jobs report this morning adds to...

Marc Chandler's picture

Greece has formally fallen into arrears with the IMF, and the second aid package has expired. The markets have taken it in stride. The euro was briefly pushed below $1.1100 but snapped back quickly amid reports that Greece is...

Chris Puplava's picture

Talks between Greece and its creditors broke down over the weekend and Greece’s banks and stock market were closed Monday and will likely remain closed all week. A brief overview of the Greek situation is provided...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Greece has defaulted on its loan to the IMF, but hopes of a last-minute deal remain alive. And it is these hopes and rumors of a potential deal that appear to be giving markets a lift today. It isn’t easy to fully decipher...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

The economy contracted 0.2% in the first quarter, based on the latest revision released last Wednesday. But as we know, a number of temporary factors including another harsh winter, the west coast port strike...

Chris Puplava's picture

When the outlook appears cloudy, a weight-of-the-evidence approach is usually best. In that light, the first place to examine is the credit markets, which often give an early warning of coming trouble. So, let's take a look...

Bill Fleckenstein's picture

Overnight markets were mixed, with China losing about 7%. The Shanghai Composite Index has now lost about 20% in the last nine sessions, though it is still 30% higher on the year (some of the other indices there are up even more).

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