Michael Shedlock's picture

If you are looking for what fueled the rebound in home sales and the increase in home prices, look no further than...

John Mauldin's picture

From the Western wildfires to the Great Lakes, from insurance to transportation, real estate values, and fuel, the "New Normal" is having a major negative impact on certain sectors of the North American economy.

Frank Holmes's picture

As Europe recovers, we have solid reasons to believe their eastern counterparts will enjoy a boost as well.

Doug Hornig's picture

The rise of humans from fearful creatures huddled around cave fires to the dominant species on the planet largely parallels the evolution of weaponry. Different subgroups rose and fell, spreading their culture or declining in influence as they either came up with the new best thing with which to slaughter their neighbors or fell behind in the innovation game.

Clif Droke's picture

We look at the reason why investors haven't stormed back into the stock market after this year's impressive run-up in the S&P 500. We also examine the prospects for an XAU turnaround.

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

The phrase “Dog Days” refers to the sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Dog Days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically experience the warmest summer temperatures of the year.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Under specified rebalancing assumptions for China it is possible to calculate arithmetically the annual growth rate for consumption and investment under different GDP growth scenarios. This allows us to decide whether these scenarios are plausible or not.

Sheraz Mian's picture

Weak economic data out of Japan will likely keep the market’s overall tone to the negative side in today’s session as well. Stocks drifted lower last week, snapping a six-week winning streak, on seasonally lighter volumes.

Marc Chandler's picture

An internal Bundesbank report that has been leaked warns that Greece is going to need new funding next year. In some respects, this is hardly news.

John Mauldin's picture

What would it have been like to be in the decision-maker's seat at a central bank in the midst of the crisis in 2008-09?