Ned W Schmidt CFA's picture

Is US inflation setup to upset the markets? Motivation for considering this question begins with graph to right. Plotted in that chart is the year-to-year percentage change for the median US CPI. That measure is calculated monthly...

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Rather than focusing on impending economic issues, the Paris attacks overshadowed the G20 Summit this week as leaders discussed ways to counter the threat of domestic terrorism inspired by the Islamic State.

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Slowing global economic growth has been cited as a major cause of stock market weakness this year. However, in his latest Big Picture podcast, Jim Puplava cited two main indicators that show the global economy is not about to fall off the cliff but is actually stabilizing...

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 they get to identifying their method.

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This morning NOAA released its data for the Pacific Ocean temperatures for the week of November 9th. We hit a record – the current El Nino is the strongest in recorded history. Before 2015 the largest recorded weekly reading of El Nino occurred during the week of November 26 in 1997. We passed...

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As the Chinese economy is still struggling with weak growth and heightened deflationary pressures, a weaker currency is certainly desirable in terms of aiding the authorities’ monetary easing campaign. However, it is not clear that will occur.

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Several weeks before the market's double-digit correction in August, Lowry Research's Richard Dickson told Financial Sense Newshour listeners that the bull market in stocks was likely coming to an end within a matter of months. Even with the strong rebound off the August...

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The immune system can be understood in a number of ways, Ballantyne said, and many describe it as having two parts: the innate system, which responds rapidly and indiscriminately to foreign invaders, and the adaptive system, which responds to specific threats with antibodies...

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Until Nov. 13, the eight attackers responsible for the night of violence in Paris were just a handful of radical Islamists in a large universe of Islamist radicals in France. Many of these radicals are nonviolent, while a small segment of them are extremists who espouse violence to achieve their...

Oil Price's picture

With the aim of reducing rising greenhouse gases and limiting the use of conventional fossil fuels, the world is slowly but steadily taking note of alternative sources of energy that are not only efficient but increasingly cost-effective.