John Mauldin's picture

For the vast majority of investors, portfolio returns are generated by the equity markets or at a minimum heavily influenced by the equity markets. We have enjoyed an almost six-year bull market run in the stock market...

Cris Sheridan's picture

I recently stumbled across a series of educational videos that provide probably the best and easiest to understand explanation of complexity theory I have ever seen. Since Didier Sornette and I just touched upon this subject and how it is part of a major shift...

Paul Kasriel's picture

Last week, Fed Chairperson Yellen indicated that the Fed was likely to raise its policy interest rates sometime before year end. Given the behavior of the sum of commercial bank credit and depository institution reserves at...

Doug Short's picture

The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in June were down 0.3% month-over-month and up 1.4% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at...

Michael Shedlock's picture

In the past few weeks, numerous readers sent me emails about brick-laying robots, so many that I wonder if most have already seen this. If not, please consider brick-laying robot can build a full-sized house in two days.

Danielle Park's picture

This morning oil is falling on news that an Iran deal will be worsening the supply glut as global demand (led by speculative implosions in China) heads even lower. The Canadian and Aussie dollars are back near...

Marc Chandler's picture

German Finance Minister Schaeuble claims that he raised the possibility of a Greek exit to push for an alternative. He did so with backing of the Merkel government. Schaeuble used the threat of a violating the "irreversible clause"...

Global Risk Insights's picture

The Swiss National Bank is faced with an overheating currency and slumping economy following the decision to abandon the currency exchange rate cap on the Euro. Uncertainty in the EU is leading to a rush on the franc...

FS Staff's picture

The recent crash in Chinese stocks is unlikely to upset other markets but may have more downside to go until longer-term institutional investors help set a new price floor, Robin Griffiths, Chief Technical Strategist at ECU Group in London, told Financial Sense Newshour this weekend.

Oil Price's picture

The news from the IEA is not good. “World oil demand growth appears to have peaked in 1Q15 at 1.8 mb/d and will continue to ease throughout the rest of this year and into next as temporary support fades.”

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