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Bernanke and Summers debate about secular stagnation as American and EU monetary policies diverge, testing their hypotheses. Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke is finally speaking out on...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

I read a fascinating article over the weekend that I though applied incredibly well to investing and the financial markets. The subject of the article was the paradox of skill, and its implications are rather profound. Many endeavors in life are...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

It was a slippery slope on Friday as all of the major indices fell at least 1.1%. Things are looking better this morning, however. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) is getting most of the credit for the positive disposition, which...

Sober Look's picture

Risks to the euro area's ongoing economic recovery have risen recently as Greece once again takes center stage. The nation is about to become the first developed economy to default on its IMF obligation...

Bob Eisenbeis's picture

Pundits and journalists keep referencing the supposed negative effects that the recent surge in the dollar may be having on the US real economy and economic growth. The concentration is on the Energy sector and the impact on energy-producing firms...

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Energy analyst Kurt Wulff of McDep.com says the massive billion-dollar buyout of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell is a sign that the energy industry believes we’ve seen a turn in oil; Michael Lewitt of The Credit Strategist says the bull market ends when...

Taki Tsaklanos's picture

If anything, gold bulls are continuously looking to confirm their bullish outlook. Most precious metals websites are filled with stories, news and developments from the gold market, accompanied by the implication that they will...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Weakness out of Europe and a couple of mixed earnings reports provide the backdrop for today’s action, with the major indexes all trading in the red. Next week will be big on the earnings front, with almost 150 S&P 500 members on...

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In order to maintain a grip on market share by pushing U.S. shale producers out of the market, Saudi Arabia (and OPEC) is willing to use up its spare capacity. That could lead to a price spike. Saudi Arabia produced 10.3 million...

Puru Saxena's picture

Let’s face it; the strong U.S. Dollar and weakness in the price of oil are hurting corporate earnings in the U.S. and it is conceivable that both sales and profits for the S&P500 Index may decline during the first half of the year.

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