Financial Sense

Why America Is Likely to Remain a Global Superpower
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The idea of American exceptionalism traditionally focuses on the assumed industriousness and intelligence of the American people. However, this time on FS Insider, Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, argues that America's economic prowess is strongly...

Waiting for Humpty Dumpty
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Brexit is a Bear Stearns moment, not a Lehman moment. That's not to diminish what's happening (markets felt like a death in March 2008), but this isn't the event to make you run for the hills. Why not? Because it doesn't directly crater...

China: Has Policy Reflation Lost Momentum?
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After exhibiting improvement since late last year, the most recent Chinese economic data have deteriorated on the margin. This is largely due to changes in policy stance. Policies implemented late last year induced a quick growth...

Brexit Leaves Markets in Upheaval
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World financial markets are reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order. “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on the independent United Kingdom!” said UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage upon the momentous...

Biometric Technology, "Brainprints", and the Death of the Password
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Rawlson King, lead researcher for Biometrics Research Group, says the biometric industry is experiencing exponential growth, expected to go from $15 billion in 2015 to $35.5 billion in 2020, as the global banking and financial services industry continues to make...

US Shale Producers Just Won Their Biggest Legal Case in Years
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Fracking is once again becoming a hot topic in the oil and gas world., with Germany moving Tuesday to impose an indefinite ban on the unconventional drilling technique. But in the US this week the story was the opposite. Oil and gas drillers won...

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Decrease in May
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The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for May decreased 0.2 percent to 123.7 from April's unrevised 123.9 and small upward revisions were made to January (123.0 to 123.1) and March (123.1 to 123.2). The latest indicator value came in below the 0.1 percent forecast by

Brexit: What to Expect After the EU-UK Membership Vote
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The day after the EU-UK referendum, leaders will attempt to control political risks of a different nature, depending on the outcome. European Council President Donald Tusk recently claimed that a “Brexit could be the beginning...

No June Swoon, Bye Bye in July?
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Mr. Market (S&P 500) keeps hitting 2,100, only to pull back. That level is a psychological magnet, drawing investors closer. Failure to hold and advance above it means a top. You need to be concerned that the market hasn’t moved up...

Philly Fed State Coincident Index Declines to Multi-Year Lows
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Each month the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia produces a monthly coincident index for each of the 50 states in an effort to "summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic." With its current reading of 60, it is now back to late 2010, early 2011 levels...