Jeffrey D Saut's picture

By the time the 2nd quarter was complete 2014 was in the process of being transformed from a flat year for risk assets and a strong year for fixed income into a much more encouraging year for the former and perhaps less so for bonds. Indeed if the SPX index were to simply replicate its first +6.05% half performance...

Marc Chandler's picture

The headline of a recent Financial Times article reads "Paris rails against the dollar's dominance." It could have been written nearly any time in the past half century. After all it was a former French President Giscard d'Estaing...

FS Staff's picture

Noted market technician Tom McClellan says we’re seeing a “big warning sign” develop between the VIX and the S&P 500, with the strong possibility of a market selloff this month. He also talks about his projections for a bull market peak and a bottom for gold.

Oil Price's picture

A recent study from Cornell University finds a probable link between drilling activity and an increased frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Published in the journal Science, the study indicates that the practice of injecting millions of gallons of wastewater underground after a well is hydraulically fractured may increase the occurrence of earthquakes.

BCA Research's picture

One of the raging debates among economists and investors these days concerns the size of output gaps in the major developed economies. If output gaps are smaller than widely believed, central banks will need to tighten monetary policy...

Sober Look's picture

As discussed earlier, home price increases in the US are slowing. One of the reasons for the slowdown is the continuing weakness in wage growth. The latest data seem to indicate that in spite of the overall improvements in job creation...

Sheraz Mian's picture

With not much on the economic calendar this morning, last week’s strong jobs report will likely remain the dominant theme in today’s session as well. Attention will soon shift to the second quarter earnings season, with Alcoa’s (AA) unofficial kick-off to the reporting cycle after the close on Tuesday.

Chris Puplava's picture

The U.S. economy is building momentum in both the service and manufacturing sector, which is clearly visible no matter where you look, and June’s employment report is a perfect example.

Bill Fleckenstein's picture

I am beginning to see more and more stories about price hikes in various and sundry publications. Today’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times contained no fewer than three articles on this topic.

Sy Harding's picture

The jobs report for June was super good news. There were 288,000 new jobs created, and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% to 6.1%. The consensus forecast was for only 215,000 new jobs.

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