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The Fed Needs to Raise Rates Now!

ZIRP Policy & Asset Valuations The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment”... Read >>


Korea Electric Leads Utility Sector; European Shares Lower

Wrapping up the trading session Monday, the Dow traded down 0.25 percent to 17,057.38 while the NASDAQ declined 0.52 percent to 4,426.81. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.22 percent to... Read >>


BB&T Falls On Downbeat Earnings; Steel Dynamics Shares Spike Higher

Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.41 percent to 17,030.06 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,415.29. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.40 percent to 1,970.33. ... Read >>


Markets Open Lower; Halliburton Posts Rise In Profit

Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded down 0.39 percent to 17,034.41 while the NASDAQ declined 0.31 percent to 4,418.30. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.30 percent to 1,972.21. ... Read >>

A Flurry Of Q2 Earnings Report Likely To Outweigh Recent Geopolitical Crisis - Economic Highlights

Headlines about unsettling geopolitical events appear to be weighing on the markets today. But given the market's recent momentum, the Ukraine and Gaza situations are unlikely to have any lasting... Read >>


#PreMarket Primer: Monday, July 21: West Warns Russia 'For The Last Time'

After a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane was shot down in Ukraine on Thursday, tension between the West and Russia grew as accusations over who shot the missile flew between the Ukrainian... Read >>


Fed Officials Trying to Warn Bond Markets

The Purpose of Complacency Talk   The Fed officials have been coming out in speeches the last couple of weeks with rhetoric about ‘complacency’ and other such code words for chasing risk... Read >>

Martin Tillier

The Market's Remarkable Resilience

Yesterday was a tragic day. The downing of a Malaysian Airlines commercial jet with the loss of all therein is, first and foremost, a human tragedy. The Israeli push into Gaza is too, and is also... Read >>

Is It All About Russia-Ukraine Tension? - Economic Highlights

You don't need me to tell you Q2 earnings season, just now accelerating to high volume for the next couple weeks or so, has been fully eclipsed by the geopolitical landscape a half a world away.... Read >>

Steven Hansen

Lower Interest Rates to Stimulate the Economy?

Are interest rates too high stimulate the economy? Your initial reaction is likely that with the Federal Reserves' current zero interest rate policy interest rates cannot go any lower. ... Read >>

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