Chris Puplava's picture

By Chris Puplava – Deutsche Bank credit default swaps (insurance against default risk) are moving back up today. Unicredit (Italian Bank) CDS moving back up after a 2-3 day respite while the stock price remains weak. At the same time, there has been NO rally...

Tim Duy PhD's picture

By Tim Duy PhD – Incoming data on the manufacturing and services sectors as well as the job market continue to support a narrative of strong growth that will encourage the Federal Reserve in its campaign to push policy rates to...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

By Matthew Kerkhoff – In case you’ve been under a rock for the last four months, we’re in the midst of an ongoing correction. Well … at least the major averages are. The market itself, as measured by breadth, has been setting...

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By Peter Boockvar – If only the curve could talk and tell us what it's thinking. The US 2s/10s spread is down to 42 bps, a fresh 11 year low. This after a slew of economic data was seen overseas and before key data in the US later today. Italian bonds are selling off...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

By Andrew Zatlin – Over the past few months, I have been pointing to slower growth coming out of Asia (i.e. China) and the E.U. (i.e. Germany). We can track the slowdown by looking at semiconductors and the overall supply chain.

FS Staff's picture

By FS Staff – The past five to ten years have seen many technological breakthroughs that hold an extreme amount of promise for a wide range of commercial, military, and industrial applications. Unfortunately, the world's current telecommunications...

Urban Carmel's picture

By Urban Carmel – The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlikely. The bond market agrees with the macro data.

Patrick O'Hare's picture

By Patrick O'Hare – Fans of the Chicago Bears haven't had much to cheer about since the Bears appeared in Super Bowl XLI on February 4, 2007, but even then, the cheers were constrained because we had a quarterback...

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By FS Staff – “The first thing you need to do when looking at a college cost is to not focus on the sticker price, but on the net price after grants and scholarships and other money that doesn't need to be repaid is subtracted from the total,” Kantrowitz said...

Tom McClellan's picture

By Tom McClellan – 10 years ago in June 2008, oil prices were making a top above $140/barrel, which turned out to be an exhaustive blowoff top. A steep collapse ensued, taking oil prices down to below $40 in January 2009.

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