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A powerful reality check on the limits of Presidential power has deflated some of the euphoric bullish expectations of investors in recent months. After hitting a new all-time high on March 1st—the day of Trump's first speech to Congress—the S&P 500 has been steadily losing steam...

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Gold bullion priced in Dollars retreated on Wednesday from its second attempt in 3 days to break the 6-year downtrend starting at 2011's record peak, as world stock markets and commodities steadied after yesterday's drop amid a higher...

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Hard data is soft! Retail sales have contracted 2 months in a row, construction spending and industrial production data are soft and other hard data inputs have pressured economic models sharply lower in their 1st quarter GDP estimates.

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Because of the US stock market's strong move after the November 8th election, many have referred to it as the "Trump rally," believing political factors are one of the main forces driving investor behavior. However, Matthew Kerkhoff, Chief Investment Strategist at Model Investing...

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Goldman Sachs is the latest bank to publish research trying to justify the current high level of the market as well as its year-end S&P 500 price target. Goldman laid out its case for further equity gains in a presentation published at the...

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When corporate spreads are narrowing relative to the risk-free rate, it suggests there is a view among market participants that the economic outlook is improving and, accordingly, that there is less risk of default.

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Increased international interest in the Indian Ocean comes at a convenient time for Sri Lanka, as the country continues to recoup after the end of its decades-long civil war which ended in 2009. The island nation is being courted (and courting in turn) by...

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Arctic lands and waters hold irresistible allure for global oil companies. Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama’s 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive...

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We've updated our monthly workforce analysis to include last week's Employment Report for March. The unemployment rate ticked down from 4.7% to 4.5%, and the number of new nonfarm jobs (a relatively volatile number subject to extensive revisions) disappointed forecasts at 98K.

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A day after Saudi Arabia said it was willing to join a production cut extension and a day after the American Petroleum Institute estimated US crude oil inventories had declined by 1.3 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration...

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