One Half of Retail Malls Will Eventually Go Out of Business
This winter has been one of the coldest on record. It’s been the coldest winter in at least 30 years, and I saw a report today that there is a chance that this will be Chicago’s coldest winter on record. Presently it is the 3rd coldest on record for Chicago, but...
Since 2012 we’ve seen the balance sheet of the European Central Bank (ECB) contract as Europe has been slowly healing after the upheaval in 2011. While the Euro has rallied and European equities have enjoyed strong gains, conditions in Europe remain difficult...
An Interview with Louis-Vincent Gave
In his latest interview with Financial Sense, Louis-Vincent Gave discusses his new book, Too Different for Comfort, where he identifies four major trends affecting investors and society at large.
In today’s report, we display and discuss a number of different market metrics including investor asset flows, investor sentiment, relative performance, price and trend structure, and intermarket relationships in an effort to...
The recent CBO minimum wage study has sparked a lot of headlines because it concludes that if the US moved to a $10.10 minimum wage, the increase would cost the economy about 500K jobs, most of which would be those of low-wage workers.
Gold has so far enjoyed a terrific start to the New Year, most recently closing at its highest level late October 2013. It has even succeeded in closing above its psychologically significant 200-day moving average for the first time in over a year.
The markets were able to eke out a further week of gains with small cap stocks leading the charge as the Russell 2000 rallied 1.47% for the week while mega cap stocks like the S&P 100 lagged, falling 0.13%. Energy was the top performing sector (+1.78%) while the telecommunications (-0.89%) and financial sector (-0.53%) were the worst performing sectors.
The economic reports turn ever uglier, and the stock market loves it. Something seems wrong with that picture. In recent months, it has been the unexpected widening of the U.S. trade gap, as exports decline and imports rise.