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Target2 imbalances in the eurozone continue to mount. The ECB itself now has the third largest negative balance following Italy and Spain. Target2 is a measure of capital flight. Those needing a further explanation of Target2 may...

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When looking at the performance of all major stock market indices around the globe, “we are in a bear market now,” Robin Griffiths told listeners Saturday. “The only two equity indices in the world capable of making a new high this year or next are the Dow and the S&P 500,” he said...

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The global focus on the upcoming "Brexit" referendum is warranted. A vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union would send political and economic shockwaves across the world. But regardless of how the British referendum...

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Investor optimism has been rekindled as weakening U.S. employment has deferred Fed interest rate hike expectations. Nevertheless, the Fed may stay hawkish because the labor market is near full employment, unemployment insurance...

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While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies. The global oil price slump has dominated the news for months, as exporting nations and energy...

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With near-zero interest rates and even negative rates appearing around the world, investors have rushed into high-yield debt. This time on FS Insider, Tyler Kling, CEO of Macro-Ops explained why markets are likely facing difficulties as a result, and why he thinks...

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Fears over a possible Brexit this Thursday have pushed speculative gold bets by non-commercial traders (“dumb money”) to the highest level in twenty years. Commercial traders (“smart money”), on the other hand, are the most net short since gold peaked in 2011...

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Over the past four decades, China has gradually abandoned its self-imposed isolation in favor of deep ties with global markets. Though the approach has pushed the Chinese economy to new heights, it has also made the country's supply lines...

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Over the past month, the global bond markets have been sending out signals that all is not well with the global economies. Initially, the surge in negative nominal rates in Europe and Japan rattled many investors in both the fixed income and equities markets.

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In Friday’s podcast with Financial Sense, Jesse Felder at The Felder Report shares the single most important chart for understanding today's overvalued market and how this helps explain why many big name investors like George Soros and Stan Druckenmiller are turning bearish...

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