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John Rubino
Why Isn’t Housing A Bubble?
By John Rubino - Sep 23, 2014

In his book The Postcatastrophe Economy, iTulip’s Eric Janszen notes that financial bubbles don’t repeat. That is, yesterday’s bubble is never tomorrow’s because hot money likes to chase the next big ...

Cam Hui
As The Fed Exits, Watch The UK
By Cam Hui - Sep 23, 2014

Last week, the IMF voiced concerns about excessive risk taking in the financial system (via Reuters): The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel ...

Gary Tanashian
A Macro Look At Stocks
By Gary Tanashian - Sep 22, 2014

Last week we noted that Uncle Buck would be front and center in the analysis, not because the strength in the (anti-market) currency was not expected (it was), but because our big picture theme of an ...

Marc Chandler
G7 GDP: Then And Now
By Marc Chandler - Sep 22, 2014

This Great Graphic was on Reuters.  It shows cumulative GDP growth for G7 countries over two five-year periods.  The first covers the five-year period through the end of 2007.  The second period ...

Michael Lombardi
About That 500% Interest-Rate Bump
By Michael Lombardi - Sep 22, 2014

The Verdict Is In Last week, at the end of its regularly scheduled meeting, the Federal Reserve said: It would continue to reduce the amount of money it creates each month. The Fed said it will be out...

Marc Chandler
Emerging-Market Data Points To Watch
By Marc Chandler - Sep 22, 2014

The HSBC flash September China PMI on Tuesday is likely to be the major EM event. With iron ore prices already making cycle lows on Monday, we think that it will take a major upside surprise in the ...

Aussie Down In Steady Markets
By ActionForex - Sep 22, 2014

The forex markets opened the week rather steadily except that the Aussie is under clear pressure. Sentiments were weighed down by concern over slow down in the Chinese economy, and that's reflected in...

Marshall Gittler
Echoes Of Scotland And The Fed
By Marshall Gittler - Sep 22, 2014

The Scottish referendum is now behind us, but its implications are still rippling through the political world. In the UK, there will be a considerable shift of power away from Parliament to Scotland ...