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Brexit and the Revolt Against Globalism

Everywhere one turns there is evidence of widespread rage and frustration. The peoples of Europe and the Americas in particular are aggrieved at their political lot and are becoming increasingly angry. What was once a simmering...

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in June

The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through June 16. The headline number of 98.0, was an increase from the May final reading of 92.4, which is a downward revision from 92.6. Today's number was above the Investing.comforecast of 93.3.

Union Jacked

That thing that wasn't supposed to happen has happened. A majority of voters in the UK voted in favor of leaving the European Union. It was an historic decision, the full implications of which are unknown and won't be known for year...

What Brexit Means for the World

Over the coming weeks, the frenzy of the financial markets will dominate the world's attention. But what lies beyond the horizon in a post-Brexit world? Stratfor highlights the areas of the world that will be most affected by the latest phase of the European Union's fragmentation.

Dr. Keith Barron on Helicopter Drops, Gold, and Brexit

Markets have been heavily roiled since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and many investors are turning their attention to gold. This time on Financial Sense, Keith Barron, president and chairman of Aurania Resources discusses...

Shilling: World Facing High Probability of Panic Deflation

Gary Shilling, author of The Age of Deleveraging and editor of the investment newsletter Insight, thinks the world is facing another 6 to 8 years of deleveraging with a "high probability of panic deflation" that will push 10-year Treasuries to 1% and oil eventually back to down to $10...

Why America Is Likely to Remain a Global Superpower

The idea of American exceptionalism traditionally focuses on the assumed industriousness and intelligence of the American people. However, this time on FS Insider, Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, argues that America's economic prowess is strongly...

Waiting for Humpty Dumpty

Brexit is a Bear Stearns moment, not a Lehman moment. That's not to diminish what's happening (markets felt like a death in March 2008), but this isn't the event to make you run for the hills. Why not? Because it doesn't directly crater...

China: Has Policy Reflation Lost Momentum?

After exhibiting improvement since late last year, the most recent Chinese economic data have deteriorated on the margin. This is largely due to changes in policy stance. Policies implemented late last year induced a quick growth...

Brexit Leaves Markets in Upheaval

World financial markets are reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order. “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on the independent United Kingdom!” said UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage upon the momentous...

Biometric Technology, "Brainprints", and the Death of the Password

Rawlson King, lead researcher for Biometrics Research Group, says the biometric industry is experiencing exponential growth, expected to go from $15 billion in 2015 to $35.5 billion in 2020, as the global banking and financial services industry continues to make...

US Shale Producers Just Won Their Biggest Legal Case in Years

Fracking is once again becoming a hot topic in the oil and gas world., with Germany moving Tuesday to impose an indefinite ban on the unconventional drilling technique. But in the US this week the story was the opposite. Oil and gas drillers won...

Brexit: What to Expect After the EU-UK Membership Vote

The day after the EU-UK referendum, leaders will attempt to control political risks of a different nature, depending on the outcome. European Council President Donald Tusk recently claimed that a “Brexit could be the beginning...

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Decrease in May

The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for May decreased 0.2 percent to 123.7 from April's unrevised 123.9 and small upward revisions were made to January (123.0 to 123.1) and March (123.1 to 123.2). The latest indicator value came in below the 0.1 percent forecast by Investing.com.

No June Swoon, Bye Bye in July?

Mr. Market (S&P 500) keeps hitting 2,100, only to pull back. That level is a psychological magnet, drawing investors closer. Failure to hold and advance above it means a top. You need to be concerned that the market hasn’t moved up....

Existing-Home Sales in May Highest Pace in 9 Years

This morning's release of the May Existing-Home Sales increased from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.53 million units from a downwardly revised 5.43 million in April. The Investing.com consensus was...

Target2 Imbalances Grow: ECB Overtakes Greece as Third Largest Debtor

Target2 imbalances in the eurozone continue to mount. The ECB itself now has the third largest negative balance following Italy and Spain. Target2 is a measure of capital flight. Those needing a further explanation of Target2 may...

Philly Fed State Coincident Index Declines to Multi-Year Lows

Each month the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia produces a monthly coincident index for each of the 50 states in an effort to "summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic." With its current reading of 60, it is now back to late 2010, early 2011 levels...

We Are in a Global Bear Market, Says Leading Technician

When looking at the performance of all major stock market indices around the globe, “we are in a bear market now,” Robin Griffiths told listeners Saturday. “The only two equity indices in the world capable of making a new high this year or next are the Dow and the S&P 500,” he said...

2016 Is the Year of Cheap Renewables, Not Oil

While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies. The global oil price slump has dominated the news for months, as exporting nations and energy...

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