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The nearly 50% decline in oil prices questions the future of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and casts doubt on its ability to influence prices. However, the role of OPEC has...

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Outdated measurement methodologies used to calculate the unemployment rate and payroll data have encouraged the Fed to broaden its watch-list of labor data. Now the Fed is looking at other benchmarks like...

Cris Sheridan's picture

Stocks inched further into record territory today before fading slightly in the afternoon. The market is interpreting Yellen’s remarks before Congress as dovish—keeping rates lower for longer—and recent experts on our show, like Mizuho’s Chief US Economist...

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We started today’s session essentially flat with another day of Janet Yellen testimony dominating the headlines. The Fed chairwoman performed quite a feat Tuesday in front of the Senate Banking Committee and will...

Urban Carmel's picture

Even casual observers of the equity markets know that there is always a multitude of risks which threaten the advance of stock prices. It takes little effort to identify these. Focusing on the correct risk is trickier part.

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Steven Ricchiuto, Chief US Economist for Mizuho Securities, argues that we are in a fundamentally different economic environment than the last 35-40 years where deflation—and not inflation—is the now the main concern and raising rates may end up being a huge mistake...

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Business Insider’s Myles Udland just posted a chart, drawn from research by the Bank of England, showing interest rates for the past 3,000 years. And for all those who’ve been feeling like today’s “new normal” is...

Michael Shedlock's picture

The latest Black Knight HPI Report shows what I call the "Uneven Housing Recovery". Nationally, prices are up 4.5% from a year ago, and down 0.1% from last month. Variances are wide. A few pictures will explain...

Marc Chandler's picture

Testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Yellen is one of this week's few highlights. Yellen's testimony is not about articulating a new policy, but explaining the existing policy to U.S. Congress, and to some extent, the American people.

Urban Carmel's picture

Every week, Birinyi Associates tracks nearly 30 financial bloggers and classifies their views as being either bullish on the market, bearish or neutral. The results are published on Mondays at their Ticker Sense website.

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