Sheraz Mian's picture

The GDP report doesn’t give stocks enough reason to build on their recent gains. That’s particularly the case after a very strong month for stocks that has pushed the broad indexes into record territory, with even...

Marc Chandler's picture

The discussion of the dollar's impact on overseas corporate earnings is often cast in narrow terms: locally incurred costs are not included, hedging strategies are not examined, and savings from borrowing in foreign currencies are...

Chris Puplava's picture

While the USD Index is rallying there is deterioration beneath the surface that suggests a cyclical correction in the dollar may be in the offing. We can look at breadth to determine how strong or weak the dollar is by comparing it to many currencies across the globe.

John Butler's picture

At a recent conference hosted by a major global bank in London I sat on a panel alongside a macro investment strategist who referred to the euro as a ‘Trojan horse’ intended to force fiscal austerity on...

Michael Pettis's picture

The biggest constraint to the EU’s survival is debt. Economists are notoriously inept at understanding how balance sheets function in a dynamic system...Europe will not grow, the reforms will not “work”, and unemployment will not drop...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

As oil prices plunged in recent months, debate heated up regarding whether the drop was due to falling global demand, rising supply, or a combination of both. For substantial periods during the declines...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

Outdated measurement methodologies used to calculate the unemployment rate and payroll data have encouraged the Fed to broaden its watch-list of labor data. Now the Fed is looking at other benchmarks like...

Sheraz Mian's picture

We started today’s session essentially flat with another day of Janet Yellen testimony dominating the headlines. The Fed chairwoman performed quite a feat Tuesday in front of the Senate Banking Committee and will...

Urban Carmel's picture

Even casual observers of the equity markets know that there is always a multitude of risks which threaten the advance of stock prices. It takes little effort to identify these. Focusing on the correct risk is trickier part.

John Rubino's picture

Business Insider’s Myles Udland just posted a chart, drawn from research by the Bank of England, showing interest rates for the past 3,000 years. And for all those who’ve been feeling like today’s “new normal” is...

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