Sheraz Mian's picture

It’s all about The Fed today, with the two-day FOMC meeting concluding later this afternoon. While a majority of market participants see September as the date for the first interest rate increase, today’s meeting is expected to...

Keith Weiner's picture

The stories are all over the Internet. Governments are forcing us into a cashless society. Supposedly the pretext is terrorism, and the real reason is to take more control. No doubt more power appeals to politicians, and banning cash...

George Friedman PhD's picture

When I began this series a month ago, I pointed out that the most significant feature of the global system currently is the ongoing destabilization of the Eurasian land mass, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Arctic to the Ara

John Mauldin's picture

It wasn’t that many centuries ago that China was the absolute economic center of the world. That center gravitated to Europe and then towards North America and has now begun moving back to China.

Christopher Quigley's picture

European markets were on a roller coaster ride last week as rumor and counter rumor about a Greek deal with the European Central Bank circulated and affected sentiment. When news hit Friday that the IMF team had...

Robert Rapier's picture

There is a popular narrative going around that I want to address in today’s article. Last November, after several months of plummeting crude oil prices, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met to discuss the oil

Kurt Kallaus's picture

It’s easy to be a pessimist after 6 years of an economic recovery where the majority are still trying to recover from the 2008 recession. Net job creation and wage growth since 2008 have been historically weak.

Sheraz Mian's picture

Stocks started today’s session in positive territory after back-to-back weak showings. But for the positive sentiment to carry through to the end of today’s session, we will need to see the bond market behave.

Chris Puplava's picture

It has been a slow grind this year as the markets grapple with the ongoing Greek debt saga as well as anticipating the Fed’s first rate hike in nearly a decade. Measures of wage inflation are picking up as the U.S. employment picture continues to...

George Friedman PhD's picture

The term "Middle East" has become enormously elastic. The name originated with the British Foreign Office in the 19th century. The British divided the region into the Near East, the area closest to the United Kingdom and...