Chris Puplava's picture

Talks between Greece and its creditors broke down over the weekend and Greece’s banks and stock market were closed Monday and will likely remain closed all week. A brief overview of the Greek situation is provided...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Greece has defaulted on its loan to the IMF, but hopes of a last-minute deal remain alive. And it is these hopes and rumors of a potential deal that appear to be giving markets a lift today. It isn’t easy to fully decipher...

Tim Duy PhD's picture

Federal Reserve policymakers just can't catch a break lately. Riding on the back of strong data in the second half of last year, they were positioning themselves to declare victory and begin the process of policy normalization...

David Kotok's picture

A sharp note this morning by Barry Bannister (STIFEL) is worth sharing. We thank Barry for giving us permission. Despite all this posturing over Greece and “Grexit” risk, I doubt Greece will be allowed to leave the eurozone.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

The economy contracted 0.2% in the first quarter, based on the latest revision released last Wednesday. But as we know, a number of temporary factors including another harsh winter, the west coast port strike...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

With the second quarter coming to an end, that means another earnings reporting period is right around the corner. Clearly, the market isn't expecting the results of the coming reporting period to be as dour as...

Sober Look's picture

In 2014 the Saudis could no longer accept the loss of crude oil market share as the North American production levels shot up sharply over a three-year period.

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The potential ‘housing bubble’ in the real estate market in Australia is an economically and politically charged issue, both domestically and internationally. However, there is still no clear consensus on whether or...

Chris Puplava's picture

When the outlook appears cloudy, a weight-of-the-evidence approach is usually best. In that light, the first place to examine is the credit markets, which often give an early warning of coming trouble. So, let's take a look...

Bill Fleckenstein's picture

Overnight markets were mixed, with China losing about 7%. The Shanghai Composite Index has now lost about 20% in the last nine sessions, though it is still 30% higher on the year (some of the other indices there are up even more).

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