Sheraz Mian's picture

A favorable economic reading out of China, the Fed Chairwoman’s testimony to Congress, and another positive looking bank earnings report provide the backdrop for today’s session. All of this should help the major indexes build...

John Mauldin's picture

For the vast majority of investors, portfolio returns are generated by the equity markets or at a minimum heavily influenced by the equity markets. We have enjoyed an almost six-year bull market run in the stock market...

Michael Shedlock's picture

In the past few weeks, numerous readers sent me emails about brick-laying robots, so many that I wonder if most have already seen this. If not, please consider brick-laying robot can build a full-sized house in two days.

Marc Chandler's picture

German Finance Minister Schaeuble claims that he raised the possibility of a Greek exit to push for an alternative. He did so with backing of the Merkel government. Schaeuble used the threat of a violating the "irreversible clause"...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

I used to love watching the History Channel. Back in the good ole days (which actually weren’t too long ago), it would feature real historical content like documentaries, mini-series, and regular programs dedicated to...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Markets seem to be taking a sigh of relief from the Greece deal and further signs of stability in the Chinese market. This should help us move past these issues and pay more attention to domestic fundamental matters like...

Clif Droke's picture

What started out as typically sluggish summer week quickly morphed into an extremely eventful one. In just the last five days we witnessed the intensification of the Greek debt roller coaster, the bursting of a mini-bubble...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Stocks rallied in Europe and Asia, and the positive mood is showing up in pre-open sentiment on this side of the Atlantic as well. The Shanghai Composite index was up for a second day on Friday, likely indicating that...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

Jobless claims are a superior indicator for the economy not only because they lead economic growth and correlate so closely with it, but they also get reported much earlier. The high concentration of the US economy is one...

Sheraz Mian's picture

The Greece situation remains as complicated today as it was yesterday, though today’s positive stock market action in Europe likely indicates that market participants on that side of the pond see some light at the end of the tunnel.

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