Sheraz Mian's picture

It’s been a long time since Japan’s economy has produced the type of growth it did in 2015 Q1, with GDP growth coming in at a better than expected +2.4% vs. an upwardly revised growth pace of +1.1% in...

Marc Chandler's picture

The 57 founding members of the China-sponsored Asian Investment Bank are meeting in Singapore. Many countries rushed to join the new development bank before the March 31 deadline even though key rules had not been decided.

Clif Droke's picture

The theme of “bad news is good news” continues as several economic reports weighed on investor sentiment. Recent reports have been disappointing, but this has also served to bolster investors’ belief that the Fed will respond to...

George Friedman PhD's picture

A pretentious title requires a modest beginning. The world has increasingly destabilized and it is necessary to try to state, as clearly as possible, what has happened and why. This is not because the world is uniquely disorderly...

Oil Price's picture

Although some US oil companies are struggling with low oil prices, a new wave of innovation is hitting the oil patch, allowing for a significant reduction in drilling costs. A variety of different improvements in production are starting to...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Those in medical school pondering career specialties need consider which fields may soon vanish to robots. Anesthesiology is one field in the robotic spotlight. Please consider this Washington Post headline quote...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Today’s Housing Starts and Permits data for April came in better than expected, which followed soft housing readings in the preceding two months. Importantly, Starts went back above the one-million unit mark after staying below...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

If you own any bonds, or have exposure to bond funds, perhaps through a retirement account, it’s a good idea to understand how the value of those bonds will react to changes in interest rates. Recall that owning bonds, or being...

Chris Ciovacco's picture

Markets are always reassessing the balance between bullish information and bearish information. If concerns about anything, including Greece, were significant relative to bullish information, we would expect to see...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

The S&P 500 (SPX/2122.73) has basically been locked in a trading range between 2040 and 2100 since early February of this year. Some technical analysts term the subsequent chart pattern a wedge and others call it a rising wedge.

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