Jeffrey D Saut's picture

By Jeffrey Saut – Ladies and gentlemen, investing is a lot like whaling. Investors are constantly searching for that whale of a stock with the “right stuff” . . . aka the “ambergris factor.” Indeed, there have been many such “whales” on the Street...

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.

Adrian Ash's picture

By Adrian Ash – Gold prices sank 0.6% against the Dollar on Friday as the US reported stronger-than-expected jobs data for July. New York's stock markets opened the day lower as the Dollar rallied from its latest 31-month lows to the Euro and bond...

Michael Shedlock's picture

By Michael Shedlock – Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce has come up with a list of 35 “consumer-focused” proposals to crack down on cash. The taskforce blames consumers for holding cash and for not getting receipts. Michael Andrew, the head...

Marc Chandler's picture

By Marc Chandler – Charles Wilson, the former CEO of General Motors before becoming Defense Secretary under President Eisenhower, once famously quipped that "what is good for the country is good for GM and vice versa."

Frank Barbera CMT's picture

By Frank Barbera – It has now been 438 weeks since the March 6, 2009 lows where the NASDAQ has not seen a bear market. That would rank this stretch as the 2nd longest bull run ever. What is most interesting for investors right now is to overlay the current historically...

Reva Goujon's picture

By Reva Goujon – The White House's pledge to put "America First" in its policymaking implies that the president has a responsibility to prioritize his country's problems over the rest of the world's. But making good on that promise isn't...

Michael Shedlock's picture

By Michael Shedlock – Sweden’s biggest banks are on a mission to get rid of branch banks and all the branch bank employees too. That’s where “Aida” comes in. She’s available 24/7 and supposedly can handle all but your most...

Tom McClellan's picture

By Tom McClellan – With the VIX Index down in the 9s, and with valuations at historic extremes, investors are wondering how long this all can last. The short answer is, MORE. The VIX Index made its all-time closing low...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

By Andrew Zatlin – The impact on the bond and equity markets is both immediate and direct. Increased demand for consumer discretionary goods and services is inflationary and boosts the likelihood of interest rate hikes. It also leads to higher corporate...

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