Chris Puplava's picture

The twin impacts of a rising dollar and falling oil prices over the past couple quarters have taken their toll on the markets and are a large reason why the S&P 500 has been more or less flat this year. Based on analyst estimates, Q1 is slated to be the first quarterly...

John Mauldin's picture

I can sense a growing unease as I talk with investors and other friends, from professional market watchers and traders to casual observers. What in the Wide World of Sports is going on? It is not just that markets are...

Ned W Schmidt CFA's picture

Imagine you could go back in time so you could buy some investment at a bargain. Many might also wish to go back in time to sell something. But, let us stick with the idea of returning to an earlier time to buy some asset...

George Friedman PhD's picture

The Greek crisis is moving toward a climax. The issue is actually quite simple. The Greek government owes a great deal of money to European institutions and the International Monetary Fund.

Doug Short's picture

Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions. This committee statement is about as close as...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

Penalty kicks are a critical time of decision making for both the goal keeper and the penalty taker. Given that, for most professional games, the average number of goals scored is around 2.5, a penalty kick can have a major influence on the outcome of a match.

Sheraz Mian's picture

Earnings remain front and center this morning, with a barrage of companies blaming the strong U.S. dollar for their top-line weakness. While the focus remains on the Q1 earnings season, the Greek drama is moving in...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

I read a fascinating article over the weekend that I though applied incredibly well to investing and the financial markets. The subject of the article was the paradox of skill, and its implications are rather profound. Many endeavors in life are...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Weakness out of Europe and a couple of mixed earnings reports provide the backdrop for today’s action, with the major indexes all trading in the red. Next week will be big on the earnings front, with almost 150 S&P 500 members on...

Puru Saxena's picture

Let’s face it; the strong U.S. Dollar and weakness in the price of oil are hurting corporate earnings in the U.S. and it is conceivable that both sales and profits for the S&P500 Index may decline during the first half of the year.

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