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By Peter Boockvar – The National Federation of Independent Business released its Small Business Optimism Index for September that moderated to 107.9 from 108.8, which was the record high. Higher wages continued as current compensation...

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By Kurt Kallaus – Trump’s claim of bringing back American manufacturing jobs is boastful but does have some truth. Since the manufacturing halcyon days of the 1970s, the US dollar was allowed to depreciate and cheap labor abroad sent US...

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By Patrick O'Hare – It's here — again!  We're talking about an earnings reporting period, which always commands a great deal of attention because earnings drive stock prices over the long term. To that end, the S&P 500 has been on cruise control...

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By Callum Thomas – Three quickfire charts on US bond market sentiment...some of these sentiment charts are clearly at an extreme - and that's usually when you go looking for contrarian signals. But then I look at a lot of charts on the bond market... 

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By Michael Shedlock –Electric cars are coming. Electric may not make any practical sense, but so what? Global warming advocates will win. The two things I have battled most with my readers both pertain to cars. The first is self-driving, the second is electric. 

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices clung to the $1200 level yet again on Friday, heading for a $10 weekly gain as world stock markets fell and long-term U.S. interest rates rose to new seven-year highs. Ten-year U.S. Treasury bond yields held at 3.20% after data from

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FS Staff – China is slowing down, and tariff troubles are only making this fear worse. We spoke with Shehzad Qazi, managing director at China Beige Book International, about his thoughts on China’s weakening economic conditions...

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By Kurt Kallaus – Today’s near record low unemployment should support a robust economic expansion but has confounded economists expecting worrisome inflation. The inflation to unemployment sensitivity was strong in the 1960s and 1970s...

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FS Staff – Louis Gave warns that corporate debt levels are extremely high and the amount of debt that’s grown the fastest is just one notch above junk. That means during the next recession the number of companies that will be downgraded will...

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By GPF – Oil production in Russia is back with a vengeance. Whether Moscow ever really adhered to its agreements to cut production is a matter of debate, but the government’s most recent production data should put that debate to rest.

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