Doug Short's picture

Broad-based increases in the LEI over the last six months signal an economy that is expanding in the near term and may even somewhat accelerate in the second half.

Michael Shedlock's picture

A friend of mind asked me to comment on the Nanex article Perfect Pilfering, a detailed exposé on how the market is rigged from a data-centric approach.

Dock Treece's picture

Over two days of Senate hearings, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen addressed a number of questions and concerns related to U.S. monetary policy and potential impacts on our economy and financial markets.

Global Risk Insights's picture

Net metering has helped propel the American rooftop solar market. Nevertheless, net metering customers may see less favorable energy policy in the future.

Clif Droke's picture

If you get the feeling that M&A is becoming bubbly, you’d be right. According to the Business Insider web site, the first quarter of 2014 witnessed the largest aggregate deal value since 2007 and the largest average deal size since 2007

Ryan Puplava CMT's picture

It’s time to do a technical checkup on the market. There have been a couple of trends to note recently that indicate where investors should bias their equity allocation. As I have mentioned a few times lately, there has been a large concern over valuations in the market.

FS Staff's picture

In his recent interview with with Financial Sense Newshour, EconoMonitor's Satyajit Das explains how the massive search for yield is hitting new extremes.

Monty Guild's picture

Employment in the U.S. has made substantial gains since the end of the Great Recession. The headline unemployment rate continues to decline, and so does the “underemployment” rate, which adds in discouraged workers who have quit the job hunt, as well as those who want to work full-time but can only find a part-time position.

Oil Price's picture

Public opposition to hydraulic fracturing — better known as “fracking” — is nothing new. The 2010 documentary “Gasland” energized the nascent anti-fracking movement, with its depiction of tap water that caught on fire and once-healthy people who became chronically ill after fracking operations began nearby.

Doug Short's picture

The Philly Fed's Business Outlook Survey is a monthly report for the Third Federal Reserve District, covers eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The latest gauge of General Activity came in at 23.9, an increase from last month's 17.8.