Chris Ciovacco's picture

Typically, when markets break out from long-term consolidation boxes, it tells us something has fundamentally changed. However, the fundamental drivers that kept the market contained in the consolidation box may still need one...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

Numbers like gross domestic product (GDP) and the unemployment rate no longer provide insight into how our economy works. As the status quo narratives and metrics lose their explanatory value, defenders of the status quo frantically...

Alex Barrow's picture

We’re trading in some truly interesting times. Check out the index below from Credit Suisse depicting contagion risk across global markets and asset classes. It’s now showing that global markets and assets are at their highest correlation...

Marc Chandler's picture

There has been much discussion in the US presidential campaign about immigration, especially from Mexico. Trump has proposed a wall for the 2000 mile border. Different types of fences are on about a third of the border as it stands today.

ValueWalk's picture

Across the North American oil patch, the 2014 oil bust is still playing out. For outsiders, it may look as if the crash is now over and companies are starting the recovery process. However, depressed oil prices are still wreaking havoc in the North American oil industry.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Speculation has it that Fed governor Lael Brainard, an interest rates dove, would signal she was ready for rate hikes in a speech today. Instead, I wrote, Strike Three on September Rate Hike: Brainard Urges “Prudence”.

Global Risk Insights's picture

Europe faces a string of political and financial events that may lead to further instability in a region already battered by the effects of multiple crises. A lack of European tools, scarcity of national resources and the inability...

FS Staff's picture

In our latest Big Picture podcast, Jim goes through a large number of indicators that show economic growth has weakened and also repeated his forecast for a possible US recession in 2017. Here's a look at our own recession model, which is sitting at the highest levels...

Oil Price's picture

The record-breaking installations of solar panels in the US continue with an eye-popping 2 gigawatts installed in just the second quarter of this year, according to new data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

I had another topic planned for this week's column, but then North Korea had to go and conduct an underground nuclear test—literally and figuratively. I'm concerned about the ramifications of that test in general, but what concerns me more...

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