Jeffrey D Saut's picture

By Jeffrey Saut – Much has been written recently about the yield curve. According to Wikipedia: In finance, the yield curve is a curve showing several yields or interest rates across different contract lengths (2 month, 2 year, 20 year, etc.) for a similar debt...

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By Global Risk Insights – Historically, the President’s party loses seats in midterm elections. In 2010, for instance, Democrats lost 63 seats in the House of Representatives to the GOP. In the context of recent election victories, one of the most notable ones...

FS Staff's picture

By FS Staff – As WTI crude went above $50 last year, Kosar noticed that the Commitments of Traders (COT) data was showing a record net-short position among smart money hedgers in the crude oil futures market. Now that crude is in excess of $60 a barrel...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

By Kurt Kallaus – Our bullish September 2017 outlook to buy the dips in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 remains in place until at least May. Until then, selling the rallies entails greater price risk than buying the $3+ dips. Once the outcome of potential US sanctions...

Paul Kasriel's picture

By Paul Kasriel – On January 11, Walmart announced that it was raising its starting wage rate to $11 an hour, giving a one-time bonus up to $1,000 to employees, expanding its parental/maternal leave policy and providing employees adopting a child up to $5,000...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

By Andrew Zatlin – We’re starting to see signs of inflation across some of the most important metrics economists look at… yet it’s not being widely reported. The major hurricanes in 2017 had a huge impact that rippled through the shipping and trucking...

Michael Shedlock's picture

By Michael Shedlock – As minimum wages rise, so does the push to get rid of workers. Leonard Comma, CEO of Jack-in-the-Box says the company is considering swapping some cashiers for self-ordering kiosks. "

ValueWalk's picture

By ValueWalk – The key pillars of loan quality are eroding, a Moody’s report notes, providing fewer protections for investors. The weakening of credit quality comes as malls serving economically depressed areas are closing...

Tom McClellan's picture

By Tom McClellan – There is no divergence yet between stock indices and the NYSE’s composite A-D Line. But there is one in the High Yield Bonds A-D Line, and that is an early warning of big trouble to come. High yield bonds...

Adrian Ash's picture

By Adrian Ash – Gold prices rose back above $1320 per ounce against a weakening US Dollar on Thursday as major government bond yields rose once more and Beijing played down rumors it might stop or cut its demand...

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