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Sober Look
Geopolitical Risks Hit US Consumer
By Sober Look - Aug 17, 2014

Today's University of Michigan consumer sentiment report demonstrated how the current geopolitical uncertainty is impacting US consumers. The "Current Conditions" subindex is now at the highest level ...

Jeff Miller
That Misleading Story About George Soros
By Jeff Miller - Aug 17, 2014

A seriously flawed story about George Soros got a lot of media coverage Friday.  In the midst of options expiration and breaking news from Ukraine, this story might not seem very important. It was big...

Charles Sizemore
How To Buy America’s Energy Boom  
By Charles Sizemore - Aug 15, 2014

The new American energy boom is one of the most exciting macro developments of our lifetimes. Non-conventional drilling and extraction methods — such as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — have ...

Danske Markets
Is The Euro Recovery Derailing?‏   
By Danske Markets - Aug 15, 2014

Market Movers ahead The minutes from the 29-30 July FOMC meeting due on Wednesday will attract attention, as the FOMC's communication took a more hawkish turn in the latest statement. In the US we ...

Chris Ciovacco
Why Are The Bulls Regaining Momentum?
By Chris Ciovacco - Aug 15, 2014

What A Difference A Week Makes A week ago today the S&P 500 dropped 10 points bringing the weekly bearish tab to 15 points. Seven days ago, the only real positive was the potential support we noted ...

Jay Goldman
DAX: Back To 10,000?
By Jay Goldman - Aug 15, 2014 |   1

Back in July, we saw the German DAX reach an all-time high of over 10,000. Since then we have seen a decline of over 10%, with a short drop under 9000 at the beginning of August. In the past week, ...

Marc Chandler
Some Reflections On A Quiet Day
By Marc Chandler - Aug 15, 2014

The capital markets are subdued. European markets have been thinned by the Assumption Day holiday. The US dollar is a bit softer against most of the major currencies, except the Japanese yen. Equity ...

Marshall Gittler
Every Cloud Is Entirely Silver
By Marshall Gittler - Aug 15, 2014

It’s said that every cloud has a silver lining – that everything bad has something good about it – but nowadays its seems more like everything bad is entirely good and every cloud is...

Dwaine van Vuuren
Once In A Year Opportunity
By Dwaine van Vuuren - Aug 15, 2014

We have spend the better part of a decade in the search for the ultimate indicator for the stock markets. Whilst it became clear early on in this quest that no one  indicator would work all the time ...

USD Stalls At 5-Month High, Crude Oil At Risk
By Dailyfx  - Aug 15, 2014

Talking Points: US Dollar Stalls at 5-Month High, Downswing Risk Remains S&P 500 Recovery Continues as Buyers Aim for July Peak Crude Oil at Risk of Deeper Losses on Trend Support Break US DOLLAR ...