Michael Shedlock's picture

A Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. If accurate, solar energy will soon dominate, and electric cars will go mainstream. The forecast states coal and gas are...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

The S&P 500 is up 3.5% year-to-date.* Over the last three months, however, it is up 6.3%. Simply put, three months and a day ago, things didn't look as good as they appear to look now. Lately, it seems as if the stock market does nothing...

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Even with the very poor jobs number last Friday, showing only 38,000 jobs were added for the month of May, Cumberland Advisors’ Chief Monetary Economist, Bob Eisenbeis, says the US jobs market is even worse than people realize. Here’s what the former Executive...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Millennials are not lazy, but actually represent a very innovative and connected cloud-oriented phase of our new world order. According to the data they are needed in our thinly skilled labor pool, but more and more they have...

Global Risk Insights's picture

Government labor market reform has triggered a nationwide wave of protests in France that highlight how traditional labor unions have joined forces with more modern anti-establishment radicals.

Tom McClellan's picture

I like to say that there are only 2 fundamental factors which matter for the overall stock market: 1) How much money is there? 2) How much does that money want to be invested? Change either of those, and the market will move up or down.

Michael Shedlock's picture

I received an email from Jon Hartley, Researcher and Policy Analyst for Real Time Macroeconomics on the differences between JOLTS job openings and his research as discussed in BLS Says Jobs Openings Up; Actually, Openings Falling Fast!.

Robert Rapier's picture

Had I realized the Renewables 2016 Global Status Report (GSR) was about to be released by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), I would have held off on my previous article The Solar Story Is Just...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

On recent earnings calls, restaurant chains were quick to declare that margins were safe thanks to a deflationary environment. For example, 40% of Denny’s (Nasdaq: DENN) non-labor costs are beef and eggs and the company has...

Ned W Schmidt CFA's picture

The inevitable just seems to keep coming around. That over time food would become scarcer in our world has been well known for decades. Simply put, global demand for food continues to expand. The inevitable scarcity of food for the world is...

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