Kurt Kallaus's picture

Bull markets in stocks tend to rise in the face of a wall of worry. For years we have been hearing about this overvalued stock market – it’s lasted too long, risen too far, printing money will lead to inflation, margin debt is too high...

Urban Carmel's picture

Investors are clearly shifting away from actively managed funds to those based on index strategies. Only time will tell, but this has the look of a durable, secular change in investment management. But much of the perceived threat to the market...

FS Staff's picture

What happens when supercomputers trade the markets? Last week, we spoke with Didier Sornette, director of the Financial Crisis Observatory at ETH Zurich, who uses one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers to scan financial assets around the globe...

Michael Shedlock's picture

The New York Times reports Ford dumped CEO Mark Fields for Jim Hackett, the head of Ford mobility and driverless vehicles. Fields was not moving fast enough on autonomous vehicles and electric power.

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Not too many people remember the second week of August 2007, but for others, that week will be forever etched in their minds. And in many ways, it should be etched in yours as well. During that infamous week, we witnessed an event that...

Marc Chandler's picture

There has been a surge of interest and activity in what have been dubbed crypto-currencies. According to the Economist, the market cap for this space is around $60 bln, and a founder of one of the crypto-to-crypto exchanges estimates...

FS Staff's picture

The price of bitcoin has exploded over $1,900 ($1,944 as of this writing), and a bitcoin-yen carry trade may actually push it far higher, says leading bitcoin expert Trace Mayer. Here’s what Trace said on our FS Insider podcast Friday: “A major Japanese forex company is now...

Oil Price's picture

OPEC is discussing a potential deepening of crude oil output cuts in a bid to accelerate market rebalancing, sources from the cartel told Reuters. The news came as the group’s Economic Commission Board met to discuss...

The Conversation's picture

Impeachment is a predominantly legislative process currently followed in several dozen countries, including Brazil, South Korea and the Philippines. “Impeach” has roots in the Latin word for being caught. It allows members of the...

Mises Institute's picture

Following the 2008 financial crisis, many observers were surprised by how much many Americans began saving. From 2009 to 2012, total household debt fell considerably, dropping by more than 12 percent from 2008 to 2013.

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