George Friedman PhD's picture

Last week, a coalition of predominantly Sunni Arab countries, primarily from the Arabian Peninsula and organized by Saudi Arabia, launched airstrikes in Yemen that have continued into this week. The airstrikes target Yemeni al-Houthis, a Shiite sect supported...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices erased last week's gain versus the dollar Monday morning, briefly trading below $1183 per ounce as the US currency extended its recovery from mid-March's drop. Silver also erased last week's dollar gain, falling almost 4% from Thursday's 1-month high...

Oil Price's picture

On March 18 the city of Georgetown, Texas announced that it would soon be generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources without any help from coal, oil, natural gas, or nuclear power. Georgetown will be the first of many cities in Texas...

Sober Look's picture

With property markets in trouble, China's speculative investors are turning to equities. Moreover, increasing numbers of new investors are entering the markets. Last week we saw more than a million new A-share accounts opened, with brokerage firms having...

Cris Sheridan's picture

Due perhaps to prior articles I’ve written on the idea of the stock market being rigged, a recent piece from the New York Post was sent my direction titled, “Stock Market Rigging Is No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’”, by John Crudele. The story set forth by Crudele is..

Chris Puplava's picture

So far the bullish themes for this year are foreign equities and U.S. bonds with the continued surge in the USD. These themes are borne out when looking at flows into exchange traded funds (ETFs) by asset class and geographic focus.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Amazon is sponsoring a robot warehouse automation contest to see who can pack the most boxes in the least amount of time without dropping any packages or crushing anything delicate such as cookies.

Marc Chandler's picture

As the stock market prepares to close later today, Yellen will deliver a speech on the new normal for monetary policy at a conference hosted by the San Francisco Federal Reserve, of which she was previously the President.

Patrick O'Hare's picture

We've heard more than few pundits drive home the point that a stronger dollar is good for the stock market because it is a reflection of faith in the U.S. economic outlook. In that respect, the thinking goes that the dollar is...

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While Germany has the economic and human capital to rival Silicon Valley, it is hindered by its laws and staid investment culture – yet changes are afoot.