Sheraz Mian's picture

The China currency issue continues to drive market sentiment all over the world, with investors likely interpreting the move as indicating an even weaker state for the underlying economy than has thus far been generally understood.

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With China experiencing a major economic slowdown after decades of heavy investment-led growth, everyone wants to know, where is China headed and how bad could things get? Dr. Woody Brock explained to Financial Sense listeners the historical pattern...

Marc Chandler's picture

Chinese officials surprised the market by instituting a mini-devaluation of the yuan. The 1.9% move was signaled by announcing the highest dollar fix in two years. Officials indicated that this was a one-off move in response to...

Oil Price's picture

Recently Google announced plans to triple the amount of renewable energy that it purchases over the next decade. The announcement was interesting for two reasons – first, for the lack of a stir it caused, and second...

Urban Carmel's picture

The major macro data for the US so far suggest positive, but modest, growth. This should not be a surprise given the classic pattern in the years following a financial crisis. As well, there has been a tendency for macro data to underperform expectations...

John Mauldin's picture

Like many of you readers, I’m old enough to remember a time when 2.3% annual GDP growth was a disappointment. We always knew America could do better. Not anymore, apparently. Some people actually cheered...

Ned W Schmidt CFA's picture

Last we visited on Agri-Foods the concept of Peak Food was introduced. That shift in the fundamentals of global food production was identified as adding support to Agri-Commodity prices. For despite the negative sentiment on...

Monty Guild's picture

In 2002, addressing Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman on his 90th birthday, former Fed chair Ben Bernanke acknowledged the role of the Federal Reserve in worsening the financial crisis of the Great Depression...

Oil Price's picture

Saudi Arabia has long enjoyed the status of being the top crude oil exporter in the world. With record production of 10.564 million barrels per day in June 2015, Saudi Arabia has been one of the major driving forces behind the current oil price slump.

Sheraz Mian's picture

The increased odds of a Fed liftoff next month following this morning’s strong jobs reading is today’s big development. Investors don’t seem to be overly concerned in their initial reaction to the ‘Fed clarity,’ but...

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