Charles Hugh Smith's picture

As it stands now, US healthcare will bankrupt the nation and doom it to permanent stagnation and recession. That healthcare alone is dooming the U.S. economy is not news to Of Two Minds readers, as I have been...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

The great minds in economics can’t seem to agree whether the labor market is showing signs of tightness, or if it’s easing up. If labor is tight and tightening, why aren't wages rising? Why isn't inflation rising more than 2%?

Keith Weiner's picture

"The top 25 hedge fund managers made more than all the kindergarten teachers in the country," declared President Obama in a discussion of poverty at Georgetown University. Calling them “society’s lottery winners...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

My father first introduced me to Justin Mamis’ work by giving me a few of the books he had written like When to Sell: Inside Strategies for Stock-Market Profits, How to Buy: An Insider’s Guide to Making Money in...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Inflation, and perhaps more specifically, inflation expectations, sit at the core of our financial markets. Like the sun’s rays, they radiate out influence across the rest of the financial universe.

Ned W Schmidt CFA's picture

Your high-tech toy watch won’t buy you an egg. To date, the U.S. is on course to destroy 40,721,073 birds, mainly laying hens. Yes, elves at USDA do like precision in their numbers. Those birds are the casualty...

Urban Carmel's picture

First quarter GDP growth was stronger than originally estimated. When adjusted for seasonality, the economy grew 1.8%, which is consistent with the average growth rate over the past three years. It is also consistent with...

John Mauldin's picture

The consensus I’m hearing and reading from the 500+ attendees at the recent Strategic Investment Conference is that this was the best ever. It was certainly intense, with more divergent views presented this year...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Want Lobster bisque? Moley, the robot master chef can cook that up for you in about 30 minutes. If you want new recipes, just team up Morley with IBM's Watson, the computer that trounced everyone at the game of Jeopardy.

Urban Carmel's picture

Last week, the number of investment advisors who are bullish US equities dropped below 50%. For many, this was seen as sign of bearishness. Indeed, relative to the past 16 months, investment advisors were relatively bearish...

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