Patrick O'Hare's picture

The US Dollar Index includes six component currencies. It's a six-pack with some added kick to it these days, too, seeing how the US Dollar Index has been surging since early October and is trading at eight-month highs.

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Problems are cropping up around the world. In the Middle East, we’ve seen Obama sacrifice everything to get the nuclear deal with Iran, Coxe stated. The center of conflict has shift, he added, with Europe no longer being the epicenter.

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One of the most reliable indicators of a market peak is M&A. When profits near a cyclical peak, sales growth stagnates and the risk of missing earnings targets grows, managements chasing growth at any price, push takeover premiums to extremes.

Chris Puplava's picture

While the current presidential election is getting all of the attention, my bet is the US economy will likely return to front page news next month given the deterioration underway. If these trends continue, consumer spending this holiday season (or lack of) could mark...

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Earlier this year, a bombshell was dropped when it was reported that California's Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers)—the largest public pension fund in the U.S.—earned only 0.6% on its investments last fiscal year. Why is this such a big deal, you ask? Well...

Patrick Schotanus's picture

The myth of the killer (or evil) clown has a long history, dating back to at least the nineteenth century. Apart from Stephen King’s Pennywise, modern culture has produced a number of exemplary specimens, including the Joker in the Batman movies. It is their “double-faced” trickery...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold markets need gold, and that can only ever come out of a mine in the first place or come from a refinery when recycled, writes Adrian Ash of BullionVault, currently in Singapore attending the London Bullion Market...

Charles Bolin's picture

Balance sheet recessions often take decades to recover from. The current budget deficit is less than 3% and not excessive by historical standards. He describes a trade-off in balance sheet recessions between higher debt/GDP ratios and severe recessions or depressions...

Ben Hunt PhD's picture

The other week I was driving in downtown Los Angeles, late for an appointment. The road I needed to turn onto was just past the freeway overpass, but I got confused and turned onto the freeway on-ramp.

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Many investors are still expecting oil prices to rebound back toward their highs but, according to some experts, this may not happen for another 20 years. This time on FS Insider, Roberto Aguilera, adjunct research fellow at Curtin University in Australia and co-author...

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