Sheraz Mian's picture

U.S. stocks will likely follow the lead from markets around the world, particularly in Europe, to respond positively to the reported truce between Russia and Ukraine. It isn’t clear at this stage whether we do finally have a deal or not...

Marc Chandler's picture

There has been a clear divergence since the start of the year. Briefly, in January, the eurozone reading rose above the U.S.. This has not happened before...

Keith Weiner's picture

Readers have been asking if there has been any signs of a turn in the market, especially for silver. Something may be happening. Read on…

Michael Pettis's picture

I have always thought that the soft landing/hard landing debate wholly misses the point when it comes to China’s economic prospects. It confuses the kinds of market-based adjustments we are likely to see in the U.S. or Europe with the much more controlled process we see in China.

Doug Short's picture

The Final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment for August came in at 82.5, a bounce back from the 79.2 preliminary reading and its highest level since the April final. Today's number topped the Investing.com forecast of 80.1.

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option.

Robert Rapier's picture

Global biofuel production falls primarily into three categories; ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), also known as “green diesel.” Of the 30.8 billion gallons (116.6 liters) of biofuel produced globally in 2013, 23 billion gallons (75%) were ethanol.

Tom McClellan's picture

Back in 2011, I wrote about Why Even Fundamental Analysts Should Watch A-D Line, noting that the NYSE A-D Line is very strongly correlated to corporate profits. But because the A-D Line can be calculated each day in real time...

Sheraz Mian's picture

The positive GDP report today will likely not be enough to offset the overhang from Ukraine-centric worries in today’s session. But this is nevertheless a welcome and reassuring read on the economy.

Marc Chandler's picture

This Great Graphic was posted by Christopher Ingraham on the Washington Post's Wonkblog. It shows the results of a survey conducted by PayScale. It shows the percentage of people by undergraduate majors that identified themselves as underemployed.

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