Sheraz Mian's picture

With not much on the domestic economic calendar, headlines about lowered European growth outlook and a slew of earnings reports provide the backdrop for today’s trading action.

Marc Chandler's picture

There are three elements to the investment climate: 1) The divergence between the US on the one hand and Europe and Japan on the other; 2) the drop in many commodity prices, including oil; and 3) the slowing of the Chinese economy.

Chris Puplava's picture

Money flows are shifting from lower to higher quality assets. This is a hallmark for aging bull markets and was exactly the same condition we saw leading up to the 2000 and 2007 tops. Tops are a process however and there is no set time table for how long...

John Kosar CMT's picture

In today's report we display and discuss the latest investor sentiment data according to surveys of futures traders, brokerage and advisory firms, and active Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), plus the latest money market asset flows.

Michael Shedlock's picture

The future of shopping has arrived, and it's not human. Not only do robots cost less than humans, they don't complain, they speak multiple languages, and most importantly, by scanning aisles they know where every item is in the store and can take you straight to it.

Tom McClellan's picture

Investors Intelligence has been publishing their survey of investment advisors and newsletter writers since 1963. The initial presumption was that when all of the smart guys started leaning one way, then that was the way to lean.

Sheraz Mian's picture

The strong GDP report and a flood of Q3 earnings results provide the backdrop for today’s trading action. Stocks aren’t expected to do much in today’s session either, but the market’s overall reaction to Wednesday’s Fed announcement has largely been constructive.

Axel G Merk's picture

Any doubts about why I own gold as an investment were dispelled last Saturday when I met the maestro himself: former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan. It’s not because Greenspan said he thinks the price of gold will rise — I don’t need his investment advice...

Jeff Rubin's picture

If beaten up Canadian investors are looking to assign blame for the bruising suffered by their portfolios of late, they could do worse than point an accusatory finger at China. The resource super-cycle that drove valuations...

Marc Chandler's picture

The growth of trade slowed dramatically in the second half of 2010 to the end of 2011. The pace of growth has steadied around 2% over the last three years.