Financial Sense

Talkin’ and Yellen: Understanding the Fed
Marc Chandler's picture

As the stock market prepares to close later today, Yellen will deliver a speech on the new normal for monetary policy at a conference hosted by the San Francisco Federal Reserve, of which she was previously the President.


You Have Been Forewarned
Patrick O'Hare's picture

We've heard more than few pundits drive home the point that a stronger dollar is good for the stock market because it is a reflection of faith in the U.S. economic outlook. In that respect, the thinking goes that the dollar is...


Will Germany Build the Next Silicon Valley?
Global Risk Insights's picture

While Germany has the economic and human capital to rival Silicon Valley, it is hindered by its laws and staid investment culture – yet changes are afoot.


No Bear Market Signal Yet From Housing
Tom McClellan's picture

Before each of the really ugly bear markets of the past 30 years, there has been an important signal from housing data well ahead of time. We do not have such a signal now, and so that portends more upside in the months ahead for stock prices.


Driverless Cars Poised to Transform Automotive Industry
Oil Price's picture

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer.


Crude Oil Inventories Should Peak Soon
Robert Rapier's picture

There are many moving parts in this storage picture. One of those, as I explained in the previous article, is refinery demand. This piece of the picture seems to be largely lost in the storage discussion, so...


Saudi Arabia and Iran Compete in Yemen
Stratfor's picture

While the al-Houthi movement struggles to manage multiple regional challenges to its north, its rise to power in Yemen is a setback for Saudi Arabia on its southern flank. After the fall of the Yemeni government...


Weather Constrained Retail: Focus on Outdoor Dining
Andrew Zatlin's picture

Demand-pull inflation – too much money spent chasing too few goods – should be present by now. An increase in payrolls means more wages. More wages means more retail spending. All three are currently accelerating.


The Monetary Approach Reigns Supreme
Steve Hanke's picture

We are still in the grip of the Great Recession. Economic growth remains anemic and below its trend rate in most parts of the world. And what’s more, this state of subdued economic activity has been with us for over seven years.


The Tried-and-True Blueprint for Raising Taxes
Charles Hugh Smith's picture

As the global economy slides into recession and the U.S. economy catches a cold, the blueprint for raising taxes will be dusted off in every state. The blueprint for raising taxes in the modern era was first established in 1913...


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