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Goldman: The Fed Will Hike This Week, But Here Are “The Two Most Interesting Questions”

On Wedensday the FOMC will hike rates by another 25 bps – an event which the Fed Funds market prices in with near virtual certainty, while Goldman calls the rate increase “extremely likely” – and only a “tail” event like an extremely weak CPI report on Wednesday morning, hours ahead of the Fed announcement, has […]

“It’s Not Just Wages” – Workers Without College Degrees Face “More Instability”

If you believe San Francisco Fed President John Williams, the US labor market has almost never been ore robust than it is today. Of course, middle- and working-class Americans who are struggling with levels of financial uncertainty that would be unfamiliar to their parents’ generation don’t necessarily care that the official unemployment rate is 4.4%. […]

Greek, Italian Risks Weigh On European, Global Markets; Oil, Gold Slide

Tuesday’s session started off on the back foot, with the Euro first sliding on Draghi’s dovish comments before Europarliament on Monday where he signaled no imminent change to ECB’s forward guidance coupled with a Bild report late on Monday according to which Greece was prepared to forego its next debt payment if not relief is […]

Markets Wrap: Stocks Flat In Quiet Session With US, UK And China Closed For Holiday

U.S. markets are closed for the Memorial Day holiday, and with UK and Chinese markets also closed for various holidays, it has been a quiet start to the week, with S&P futures essentially unchanged, trading at  2,415, up 0.06%, a new all time high. European stocks opened marginally lower in quiet trading but have since […]

Traders “Swoop” On Stocks, Oil Rises For 8th Day But Bonds Still Don’t Buy It

S&P futures are unchanged and Asian stocks closed mixed, however European stocks rebounded for first time this week, led by auto stocks after Daimler’s quarterly profit, as a break in alarming political news prompted traders to “swoop” – as Reuters puts it – on equities, cooling a safe-haven rally that saw the yen and gold […]

Poor America: 7 In 10 Americans Have Less Than $1,000 In Savings

Submitted by Joseph Jankowski via PlanetFreeWill.com, All day the political class will talk down to the American public about how they have the drive to cause an economic turn around inside the U.S. and return prosperity. Wielding their statist solutions to every government created distortion in the economy, the rhetoric from Washington dogmatizes an ongoing “recovery” produced […]

Why ‘Wishful Thinking’ Has Trapped The Fed

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Wishful Thinking The confusion at the Fed continues as Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams painted an upbeat picture of the U.S. economy in a speech on Tuesday. This, of course, comes despite recent disappointing data on both the employment and economic fronts. “The economy is in […]

Eerie Calm Continues: Futures Flat Ahead Of Apple’s Latest Product Launch

The unprecedented period of low volatility, in which the S&P hasn’t moved more than 1% in either direction, is now well into its 40th day and the muted overnight session has done nothing to put this streak in jeopardy with S&P futures once again hugging the flatline ahead of the widely expected 3:30pm ramp. European […]

The Greater Depression – Part 1

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, There are several movies I will watch every time they are aired on one of my generally useless 600 cable channels. They all have the same thing in common – a compelling character portrayal which keeps you riveted and mesmerized by how the protagonist deals with […]

Gold Wins In Three Out Of Four Scenarios, Macquarie Warns “None Of Them Are Good For The Economy”

Submitted by Valentin Schmid via The Epoch Times, Warren Buffett claims that gold is worthless because it doesn’t produce anything. Fair point, but what if the other sectors of the economy also stop producing? “If you think of gold, the only way gold loses is if normal business and private sector cycles come back. If […]