Tom McClellan's picture

Just a week ago, China was facing a banking system crisis that necessitated an injection of 375 billion yuan ($53 billion) into the money market, and that was after the prior week’s injection of 250 billion yuan ($36 billion). But now, after Christmas has passed...

Marc Chandler's picture

Japan stands out with industrial production in Nov. rising 1.5%, which is the most it has raised in five months. It was a little less than expected, but the expectations for Dec. (2%) and Jan. (2.2%) are constructive.

Tom McClellan's picture

During the post-election stock market rally, there has been a huge push into ETFs, and especially into SPY. It is the largest of the ETFs tied to the SP500 Index. It is normal to see fluctuations over time, with total shares outstanding...

Doug Short's picture

Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions. This committee statement is about as close as they get to identifying their method.

Patrick O'Hare's picture

2016 is coming to an end and it's doing so with a proverbial bang. It is remarkable really considering 2016 started with a proverbial bust. What lays ahead for certain is unknown to all, yet the capital markets sure do have some...

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Oppenheimer technician Ari Wald, named 2016's Technician of the Year, believes the bull market in US stocks is likely to continue into 2017 and cites cyclical leadership, healthy breadth, narrowing credit spreads, and an overall improvement in technical measures that gauge...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices sank to new 10-month Dollar lows Thursday as the US currency surged and Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate for the second time in 12 months.

Paul Kasriel's picture

As shown in Chart 1, the year-over-year growth in real and nominal Gross Domestic Purchases (C+I+G) in Q3:2016 was 1.4% and 2.4%, respectively. This compares with 2.8% and 4.7% year-over-year growth in real and nominal...

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Though there’s been some concern of a recession cropping up in 2017 or 2018, the economic reports we’ve seen recently haven’t highlighted any immediate cause for worry. This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Neil Dutta, head of US...

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Dave Nicoski is optimistically predisposed to the health of the economy as stocks, rising dollar, interest rate hike, and oil rise together. He correlates this phenomenon to a “Post World War 2” era when “markets reversed and broke...

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