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IMF Trims Global Growth Forecast, Domestic Earnings Mixed - Economic Highlights

This morning, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global growth forecast by 30 basis points 3.5 percent from 3.8 percent which constitutes the IMF's biggest cut in 3 years. This... Read >>

Oil Price Collapse Hurting Some More Than Others

By Nick Cunningham for U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level  in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16.... Read >>

Low Oil Prices Force OPEC Members To Rethink 2015 Budgets

By Andy Tully for The persistent drop in oil prices is prompting more oil-rich OPEC countries to revise the projected revenues in their coming budgets. Already, Saudi Arabia, the... Read >>

Till Now Q4 Earnings In Aggregate Is Zero-sum At Best - Economic Highlights

With the U.S. stock markets closed today for the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this is a good time to reflect on the Q4 earnings season started recently and take a peek forward at... Read >>


The Bancorp's New Model With Substantial Upside, Price Target: $16

By The Capitalist Betsy Cohen and Frank Mastrangelo turned a boring bank into a stellar growth institution. In 2006 The Bancorp ( TBBK ) bought a software platform that enabled the company to... Read >>

Will Upcoming Week Be Different? - Economic Highlights

Most investors will be glad to put this dismal week in the markets behind them. The S&P 500, which had been hovering around the 2030 mark to begin the week and even saw an upward push for a... Read >>

Peter Kohli

Lithuania Finally Joins the Euro

The last of the three Baltic States, Lithuania, finally joined the Euro as of January 1, 2015. Until then, they were one of a handful of countries belonging to the European Union that still had... Read >>

Steven Hansen

Are Government Workers Really at a Multi-Year Low?

Have you seen the label "Made in USA"? Supposedly this means the product is "all or virtually all" made in the United States. I have little faith in labels such as this -... Read >>

Will Swiss National Bank's Decision Effect Markets? - Economic Highlights

So far, early Q4 2014 earnings season is being eclipsed by bigger headlines elsewhere. This morning, the Swiss National Bank has made the surprise decision to remove its long standing exchange... Read >>

Peter Kohli

Egyptian Turnaround and How to Invest in It

When people talk about Africa, it is usually about sub-Saharan Africa and never about the North. But after hearing a speech given by the President of Egypt last week on terrorism, I decided to... Read >>

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