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By Tom McClellan – With the VIX Index down in the 9s, and with valuations at historic extremes, investors are wondering how long this all can last. The short answer is, MORE. The VIX Index made its all-time closing low...

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By Andrew Zatlin – The impact on the bond and equity markets is both immediate and direct. Increased demand for consumer discretionary goods and services is inflationary and boosts the likelihood of interest rate hikes. It also leads to higher corporate...

Adrian Ash's picture

By Adrian Ash – Gold price gains continued for Dollar investors on Thursday but held flat for other traders as the US currency touched its lowest Euro value since January 2015 following yesterday's "no change" decision from the Federal Reserve.

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FS Staff – “We don't see major imbalances in the real economy in terms of cyclical spending but we are starting to see froth, for example, in the commercial real estate space where the vacancy rate has certainly bottomed and where underwriting standards...”

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By Stratfor – National defense is one of a government's core responsibilities. The pursuit traditionally has played out on land, over water and, since the 20th century, in air and space. But today, cyberspace is emerging as the latest...

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By Oil Price – The Energy Information Administration once again helped to lift oil market spirits this week by reporting another hefty decline in US commercial crude oil inventories for the week ending July 21. A day after the American Petroleum Institute...

ValueWalk's picture

By ValueWalk – Against the backdrop of domestic political infighting and geopolitical concerns, the drug epidemic unfolding in the United States is getting nowhere near enough attention as it deserves. As covered a few weeks ago, according to the...

Marc Chandler's picture

By Marc Chandler – Thursday, July 27 is the 64th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the overt hostilities in the civil war. In the past, North Korea has used the occasion to display its military might, including a missile launch.

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

By Charles Hugh Smith – Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, a balance of payments and currency. There's an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea...

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By Independent Institute – These days it seems college is about everything but higher learning. Undergraduates enrolled in a Global Politics of Human Rights course at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, for example, were allowed...

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