Danielle Park's picture

We drove by a new high end shopping complex over the holidays that had been finished in 2011 with many of the well known brand names in house. The place looked very prosperous. Except that there were no visible people coming in or out.

Global Risk Insights's picture

As Lithuania celebrates its entrance into the Eurozone, Greece contemplates its own exit for the second time. With the upcoming elections and the rise of the Syriza Party marking uncertainty about Greece’s future in the Eurozone...

Oil Price's picture

In recent years oil exploration companies have taken on more debt in order to finance their operations. The level of debt in the upstream sector – excluding integrated oil companies like ExxonMobil – hit $199 billion at...

Marc Chandler's picture

The markets are an incredible aggregator of information. However, because of a tsunami of information, sometimes investors have difficulty in distinguishing the signal from noise. Let us try to help. Here we look at three cases in which...

Urban Carmel's picture

Patterns in the stock market primarily persist for a reason. For example, downtrends are frequently reversed on Tuesdays. Why? Spooked investors may not want to hold risk over the weekend, so they sell on Friday.

Taki Tsaklanos's picture

Our belief is that it will take some time until the price will move back in line with these fundamental trends. Until then, gold or silver owners can rest assured that the gold and silver market is not as bad as some would like to...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

With short rates held at zero, continued declines in the yield on longer dated maturities are acting to flatten the yield curve. In the chart below, the red line shows the current state of the yield curve. The black "trail" shows where the yield curve has been recently...

Jeff Rubin's picture

What does Canada’s economy look like with oil prices at $40 a barrel? Certainly it won’t be the energy superpower envisioned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. If $40 a barrel still seems a ways off...

Doug Short's picture

As I've frequently pointed out, these indicators aren't useful as short-term signals of market direction. Periods of over- and under-valuation can last for many years. But they can play a role in framing longer-term expectations of investment returns. At present...

Michael Shedlock's picture

On January 22, ECB president Mario Draghi is expected to announce a plan of action to stimulate Europe via a QE policy of purchasing government bonds. Details were supposed to be hush-hush but the options are out of the bag in bright daylight.

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