Jill Mislinski's picture

Market Cap to GDP is a long-term valuation indicator that has become popular in recent years, thanks to Warren Buffett. Back in 2001, he remarked in a Fortune Magazine interview that "it is probably the best single measure of where...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold and silver prices rose as Asian and European stock markets fell on Tuesday, with gold touching 3-week highs at $1360 per ounce as major government bond prices also fell, driving borrowing yields higher from their recent new record lows.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

On Friday we learned that the economy grew at a measly 1.2% rate during the 2nd quarter, about half of what most economists were expecting. Worse, growth figures for the previous two quarters were lowered as well.

Marc Chandler's picture

This Great Graphic, created on Bloomberg, depicts the Federal Reserve's real broad trade-weighted index of the dollar. Real means that it is adjusted for inflation differentials. Broad means that it covers a wide number of US partners.

Robert Rapier's picture

Before you start furiously typing out a retort, hear me out. First, I want to make it clear what I am not skeptical about. I am not skeptical about electric vehicles (EVs) continuing to grow rapidly for the foreseeable future.

Sober Look's picture

When two of the biggest US pension funds reported very disappointing financial results this month, it became apparent that the pension industry needs a reality check. For the past fiscal year the California Public Employees...

FS Staff's picture

As Brian Schaitkin at the Conference Board noted, it does appear that the "growth trend of the American economy seems on a path of dropping off significantly from its assumed 2% growth trend." We can see this by looking at the year-over-year change in the...

Doug Short's picture

The Advance Estimate for Q2 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 1.2 percent, up from 0.8 percent for the Q1 Third Estimate (a downward revision from 1.1 percent). Today's number was far below most mainstream estimates...

Michael Shedlock's picture

The markets expected the Bank of Japan to unleash lower yields further into negative territory at its Friday policy meeting. Instead, the board voted to keep rates unchanged and to maintain existing monetary base targets.

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold and silver prices rose against a falling US Dollar after the Bank of Japan announced smaller-than-expected policy stimulus Friday and more analysts revised their forecasts sharply higher following this year's 26% and...