Doug Short's picture

Every week we post an update on new unemployment claims shortly after the BLS report is made available. Our focus is the four-week moving average of this rather volatile indicator. The financial press generally takes...

Sober Look's picture

The speculative fervor in China's equity markets is spreading as the Shanghai Composite hits new multi-year highs on elevated volume. The index easily cleared the 5000 mark after hovering just just above 2000 around six...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

I'm going to set aside my hat as a stock market analyst for a moment and briefly relay the experience my wife and I had in refinancing our mortgage. The reason for doing so is to shed light on understanding one's risk...

Urban Carmel's picture

Our key message has so far been that (a) growth is positive but modest, in the range of ~3-4% (nominal), and; (b) current growth is lower than in prior periods of economic expansion and a return to 1980s or 1990s...

FS Staff's picture

Is the nearly four year bear market in gold finally coming to an end? Pierre Lassonde, Chairman of Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV) and former Chairman of the World Gold Council, tells Financial Sense Newshour that gold is...

Chris Puplava's picture

The message coming from the early to late-stage cyclical relative performance for both the US and the globe argued for a bottom in growth this spring, which appears to have arrived on schedule. Growth rates are starting to turn back up after decelerating for several months...

Oil Price's picture

What are the prospects of natural gas offering a viable alternative to oil as a transportation fuel? Sure, natural gas already exists in the transportation sector. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is used in some parts of the world...

Marc Chandler's picture

The US May jobs reported was stronger than expected. Although it will not boost the chances of a Fed rate hike later this month, a September lift-off still seems like the most likely scenario. The US economy created 280k jobs...

Cris Sheridan's picture

The market's push to new record highs last month failed to prevent a significant divergence from forming with the relative strength index. This is one of the three signs I highlighted for a possible peak in stocks. See updated chart and commentary for more...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Last month imports surged in the wake of the West coast port strike settlement. This month imports declined, pretty much as expected. Since exports add to GDP and imports subtract, second quarter GDP estimates get a lift.

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