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Das maintains that a world without growth is not necessarily a problem—the problem is with the expectations of people who expect to get richer from the current economic model, or who otherwise depend upon permanent high levels of growth in some way...

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It’s a trite saying but a profound one all the same: “History always repeats.” We’ve all heard this bromide countless times, yet how many of us have truly pondered its significance? The truism that history tends to repeat itself over time is...

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Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline and earning the moniker of...

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The weekend meeting between many OPEC and non-OPEC producers has helped spur the recent gains in the price of oil. We are concerned that market may be getting ahead of itself. First, the freeze in output that had previously...

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The outlook by small businesses continues to deteriorate. When looking at the charts, it does appear that recession risks are on the rise. Consider Small Business Optimism Drops to a New Two Year Low: "For a broader perspective, the Index has turned decidedly 'south'..."

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In the eyes of consumers, everything is awesome. The stock market has rebounded in full and distant threats to disposable income (slowing wage growth, rising inflation, end of gas price-dividend) are exactly that, distant.

Dwaine van Vuuren's picture

The strength of the labor market is constantly being trotted out in defense of the robust status of the US economy, but broad sets of labor data show this not to be the case. First, let us examine a very broad US labor market growth metric...

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When the central banks of three European countries and the European Central Bank (ECB) itself introduced negative interest rates (NIR) in mid-2014, many considered it be a temporary measure, a new experiment in monetary policy.

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"I think it's going to be disruptive. I think it's going to allow for a lot more economic growth than people realize…as a new demographic boom is about to come online and really generate a lot of economic velocity and activity. To me, that's very, very bullish..."

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Relax … the title of this segment is not meant to suggest that we think a downturn is imminent. Recessions are rare, and forecasting one is extremely difficult. And if I were to make such a bold prediction, senior management...