Michael Shedlock's picture

Every month, 3D printing possibilities get increasingly elaborate. For example (with thanks to reader Tim Wallace for the links): The Goal of MX3D is to 3D print a steel bridge. Really.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

The major averages are giving us little to work with in the way of price action. They’re just treading water, sitting comfortably inside trading ranges that have lasted all year. Below we see a daily chart of the S&P 500...

John Mauldin's picture

Much of the world is focused on what is happening in Greece and Europe. A lot of people are paying attention to the Middle East and geopolitics. These are significant concerns, for sure; but what has been happening in China...

Jeff Rubin's picture

Oil’s slide below $50 (U.S.) a barrel is the latest turn for a bear market that looks to be settling in for an extended stay. In the oil patch, hope springs eternal that prices will rebound and the cyclical industry can begin...

Marc Chandler's picture

The Canadian dollar is the worst performing major currency over the past month. It has lost nearly 4.5% against the US dollar. That brings its year-to-date loss to almost 12%. There have been two main sources...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Once again the IMF is back in the news in regards to Greece. The IMF staff told the board of directors Greece Disqualified from New IMF Program. Yet, Germany insists IMF be a part of the program.

Michael Pettis's picture

I plan to post a new entry very soon but before doing so I wanted to say a few things about the stock markets, which continue to be insane (but not unexpectedly so) and then repost a blog entry that is nearly five years old.

Sheraz Mian's picture

The Exxon (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) reports today spotlight the pain in the oil patch as industry players brace themselves for a ‘lower-for-longer’ oil price environment. The comparisons to the same period last year...

Sheraz Mian's picture

It’s all about the Fed today, with the FOMC concluding its two-day session later this afternoon and expected to provide clear indicators about its next steps in the statement. Beyond the Fed, the parade of weak earnings...

Marc Chandler's picture

The sharp decline in Chinese stocks and the policy response is important for global investors but not on the grounds commonly cited. It is unlikely to have a major impact on the Chinese economy. It is unlikely to be...

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