Monty Guild's picture

No one expects a company to live forever, but the rate of attrition of top companies is accelerating. From 1955 to 1975, the roster of the U.S.’ top 500 companies churned an average of 11 per year. From 1976 to 1995...

Gary Dorsch's picture

It’s approaching that time of year when traders and central bankers alike depart for long holidays. But this summer is shaping up to be anything but quiet for markets, with betting on a “Greek Exit” from the Euro roiling markets...

Oil Price's picture

Thanks to increased production of North American gas and new regulations limiting the use of coal, electric power generation in the United States now relies more on gas than on coal for the first time ever.

Marc Chandler's picture

The US dollar remains bid. Yellen's comments and the Beige Book signal that the Federal Reserve is still on track to raise rates this year. In contrast, as Draghi will make clear today, the ECB is committed to completing its unorthodox easing.

Global Risk Insights's picture

Lost in the discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership is its likely impact on the already-complex “rules of the game” governing global investment. The outcome will have a considerable effect on investors for years to come.

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Greece is about the size of Connecticut with a much smaller economy: about a third of a percent of the global economy. So why has the world been fixated upon its fate? Why have stock markets around the world...

Urban Carmel's picture

The average monthly gain in employment during the past year was 245,000, the highest since the 1990s. Annual growth in employment is the best in 15 years. Hourly earnings growth in April and May was the highest since the recession; it fell to 2% in June...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

Last month in our Vice Index update, we noted the following: The Vice Index points to continued consumer strength through 3Q. The Vice Index is doubling down on consumer strength. While it shows a slight dip...

Walter Donway's picture

Its economy crushed by debt, mass unemployment, and bank closures Greece’s only hope may be economic freedom. “Greece has been devastated and humiliated...

Sheraz Mian's picture

A favorable economic reading out of China, the Fed Chairwoman’s testimony to Congress, and another positive looking bank earnings report provide the backdrop for today’s session. All of this should help the major indexes build...

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