Bob Eisenbeis's picture

Last Friday’s jobs report stood at 252K jobs created for the month of December, closing out a year in which both GDP and employment have improved markedly. The economy produced an average of 246K jobs per month in 2013...

FS Staff's picture

Ned Schmidt believes hundreds of billions of US dollars being sold to buy Chinese stocks will crumble the greenback; Jeff Christian believes gold's secular bull market will continue this year; Don Coxe says greatest threat to stocks is another geopolitical black swan; and...

Tom McClellan's picture

A new Congress has been seated, and it brings the prospect of perhaps maybe potentially in a possible way doing something about the runaway federal deficits. And in other news, several New York area bridges are for sale...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Average hourly earnings for all employees unexpectedly declined 0.2%, $0.06 per hour in December vs. November. This was the largest month-to-month percentage drop since the data series began in 2006. The following charts will help...

Sy Harding's picture

The European Central Bank has provided assurances for months that it is ‘monitoring’ economic conditions in the 18-nation euro-zone, and will take aggressive stimulus measures ‘if necessary’. However, even as those economic...

John Mauldin's picture

There is an old story about a beautiful peasant girl named Layla, who was passing through a farmland while going to another village. There was a man offering his prayers out in the open. The custom was that no one should cross in front...

Alasdair Macleod's picture

Gold and silver started the year at a muted point, with gold at $1168 and silver at $15.50, from which modest rallies have developed, with gold up 4% and silver 6%. These rises were against a background of high volatility in equity markets...

Oil Price's picture

The collapse of the oil price has created losers and winners, and like every major movement in a commodity sector, the trick for investors is figuring out which side of the trade to be on. The most obvious victim of the slide in Brent and...

Doug Short's picture

Today's report of 252K new nonfarm jobs in November was above the Investing.com forecast of 240K, and there were 50K in upward revisions to the two previous months (+32K in November and +18K in October).

Michael Pettis's picture

The current data suggests that China is facing deflationary pressures, much like Japan has since the early 1990s. How will this affect the world compared to Japan’s deflation and long might it take China to overcome this challenge?

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