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Stocks continue to run in place this week. Short-term, investors are searching for the next catalyst to move the market. Washington and the Taper continue to be the most widely used headline to explain the market’s up or down moves.
Currently, market breadth is very strong with over 80% of stocks in long-term upward trends and does not indicate a top is in the process of being formed. Also, more than 92% of the 50 states in the US are experiencing economic growth and the risk of a recession is quite remote.
It’s been dubbed the “Least Loved” Bull market in history. The US-stock market rally is now 57-months old, and over this time period, the S&P-500 index has climbed a “wall of worry,” rising +170% from its March 9th, 2009 low, and hitting an all-time high, above the 1,800-level.
Most understand the "too big to fail" banks have gotten bigger and bigger over time as they swallow up smaller banks bit by bit.
Today the Institute for Supply Management published its latest Non-Manufacturing Report. The headline NMI Composite Index is at 53.9 percent, signaling slower growth than last month's 55.4 percent.
A flood of bubble-related news stories suggests that the widely feared market collapse is not an imminent threat.
It is not really clear yet whether the recession in the euro area has ended. The rule-of-thumb definition of a recession as two consecutive quarters of negative growth is not very helpful and, in fact, is not used by the official arbiter in the US.
The Second Estimate for Q3 GDP, to one decimal, rose to 3.6 percent from the 2.8 percent of the Advance Estimate. Investing.com had forecast 3.0 percent. The GDP deflator used to calculate real (inflation-adjusted) GDP was lifted slightly from 1.9 percent to 2.0 percent.
In the last 40 years, gold has gone through two great bull markets, with a miserable 20-year period of sideways-to-lower prices in between. As that frustrating 20-year period unfolded, gold’s many fans had no idea what lie ahead, what those 20 years would bring.
Brazil's economy contracted in the 3d quarter for the first time since the Great Recession. This was not entirely unexpected, though the drop was worse than economists had estimated.
The private-sector payroll numbers released this morning by ADP (ADP) posted a positive surprise for November, and revised October's total upward for good measure. Good news for the economy.
On Tuesday, Shell floated the hull for its industry-changing Prelude floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) vessel, the biggest object ever put to sea.
Every time I walk into my bank, I typically notice several offices in plain view of customers, each with a manager or loan office sitting doing nothing.
This is going to sound harsh, but any discussion about economics is pointless without a fundamental understanding of the fractional reserve banking system on which our economy is built.
With the announcement of China’s Air-Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and the following rise in tensions in the East China Sea, economic—and global—catastrophe may be just a shot away.
Wholesale gold trimmed Monday's 2.6% loss in Asian and London trade Tuesday morning, with a brief rally to $1226 per ounce as world stock markets fell after Wall Street retreated from record highs.
The period of China’s most robust growth has corresponded with the global rise of the internet and the digital economy. This convergence is placing China in the forefront of e-commerce growth worldwide.
There was a very "wonkish" article by Stephen Williamson over the weekend discussing the impact of quantitative easing on inflationary expectations. The article is filled with economic equations discussing interest rates and inflationary expectations but...
One method of judging the Chinese economy may be to measure the intensity and number of Chinese territorial disputes. Such disputes may signal approaching economic trouble.
I recently became aware of a fascinating price pattern analog uncovered by legendary technical analyst Tom DeMark. He figured out that the recent pattern of stock price movements looks a whole lot like the lead-up to the 1929 top.