Stratfor's picture

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wrote on April 5 that this month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.

Andrew Zatlin's picture

I’m putting my money where my mouth is. My 401K is entirely in equity market funds and stocks, and will stay there as long as I see the right signals from the economy and bond market. But make no mistake...

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...

Clif Droke's picture

A common refrain from commentators over the last year or so is that the bull market in U.S. equities is “long in the tooth.” The very use of this phrase implies a market which has reached a stage of decrepitude from which...

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...

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