Callum Thomas's picture

Those that follow my personal account on Twitter will be familiar with my weekly S&P 500 #ChartStorm in which I pick out 10 charts on the S&P 500 to tweet. Typically I'll pick a couple of themes and hammer them home with...

Marc Chandler's picture

The Dollar Index is extending its advancing streak today into its eighth consecutive session. It is at its best level since just before Trump's inauguration. It has retraced 38.2% of its decline from the January 3 high of 103.82.

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

“Unseasonably mild and clearing,” was the weather forecast going into the Ides of March back in the year of 1888. And it was true, as temperatures hovered in the 40s and 50s along the East Coast. However, torrential rains began falling,

Patrick O'Hare's picture

The fourth quarter earnings reporting period isn't over yet, but it is moving into the late innings with 71% of the S&P 500 having already reported their results. The returns thus far have been pretty much as expected. What that means is that the...

Tom McClellan's picture

When investors get complacent, they do certain things. They show up as bullish in the various surveys. They bid tiny premiums on options, driving down the VIX. They put all of their cash to work, letting money market fund levels get...

Stratfor's picture

In his first phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping since taking office, US President Donald Trump on Feb. 10 told his counterpart that his administration will honor the so-called one-China policy, a long-standing diplomatic formula...

Jill Mislinski's picture

Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI (Economic Cycle Research Institute) puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 145.6, up 0.4 from the previous week. It is currently at an all-time high. Year-over-year the four-week...

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“The crosscurrents that we were seeing in leading indicators — some going up, some going down — have resolved to (indicate) a growth cycle upturn,” Achuthan said. This is seen most clearly in their weekly leading index, noted Achuthan, which has very clearly given...

Independent Institute's picture

On January 25, 2017, President Trump followed up on his campaign promises to fight illegal immigration and issued an executive order that threatens to stop federal funds from being spent in the 300 US jurisdictions that have...

Marc Chandler's picture

Reports suggest that recently President Trump asked National Security Adviser Michael Flynn about whether it was a strong or weak dollar that was in the US interest. According to the leaks, Flynn suggested asking an economist.

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