Urban Carmel's picture

Demographics is a key driver of economic growth. Most people focus on the aging of the Boomer generation. But the working-age population in the US has been growing almost as fast as the retirement of Boomers. Millennials are now the largest living generation...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

Can this bullish bias be maintained? The short answer is yes, but there is an asterisk attached to it. The rationale for an overall positive bias into year end boils down in our estimation to the following factors: With the election uncertainty removed, the market's focus will shift...

Tom McClellan's picture

Investors get fearful ahead of a big election because the outcome is unknown. Unknown risks are what investors fear most. Now that the result is decided, we have known risks to deal with. Investors were also fearful ahead of the 2012 election...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices rallied off 3-week lows in Asian and London trade Friday, bottoming over 7% below Wednesday's US election results' spike at $1251 per ounce as European stock markets ended their 'Trump bump' rally and fell...

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As the world of artificial intelligence expands, so, too, do the opportunities to understand digital data and gain market advantage. A new TABB Group research piece breaks down market information collection methods such as satellite...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

The mounting evidence about the economy and the consumer is now undeniable. For example, we’ve covered the drop in business dining and traffic in premium steakhouses Ruth’s Chris and Del Frisco. The drop in business travel from...

Urban Carmel's picture

The rising price of copper is probably a good sign that the global economy is non-recessionary. When copper has risen, so has GDP. But the converse is not true: falling copper prices have not signaled a slump in the economy.

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Various OPEC members have been busy looking for ways to get all members of the cartel to agree to a production cut, but outside the spotlight, as it turns out, they have been pumping ever-growing amounts of crude. According to the IEA’s latest Oil Market Report...

Clif Droke's picture

They’re calling it the Great Revolution, and rightfully so. Donald Trump’s earth-shattering victory over Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 must surely rate as one of the greatest political upsets in U.S. history. It stretches the mind to recall the last time a true political outsider...

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California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by US$2 a pack (with increases in e-cigarettes and other tobacco products). This is the first increase in cigarette taxes in California in 18 years.

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