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Michael T. Snyder
A Recession Within A Recession By Michael T. Snyder - May 31, 2015

On Friday, the federal government announced that the U.S. economy contracted at a 0.7 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2015. This unexpected shrinking of the economy is being primarily ...

Michael Fabian
A Walk Down Treasury Lane By Michael Fabian - May 31, 2015

The Treasury market has understandably had a lot to grapple with this year. Price action has been dictated by the increasing threat of a hike in short-term interest rates or the subsequent hangover ...

Bob Hoye
Interesting Indicators: OAS Vs S&P 500 By Bob Hoye - May 31, 2015

Asian Markets Destroying Themselves - Central Bankers Ignoring Important History Lessons Interesting Indicator This is based upon the US corporate credit spread. The key is the change in the ...

Doug Short
Moving Averages: May Month-End Update By Doug Short - May 31, 2015

The S&P 500 closed April with a monthly gain of 1.05%, which follows a 0.85% gain in April. All three S&P 500 MAs and three of the five Ivy Portfolio ETF MAs are signaling "Invested". In the ...

Bill Witherell
China: Bubble Or Bull Market With Legs? By Bill Witherell - May 29, 2015

On May 26, when global markets tumbled, the Shanghai Stock Exchange managed to add a 2% gain to the seven-year high it reached last Friday. On the 28, however, the Chinese markets reversed ...

Marc Chandler
Marking Time Ahead Of US GDP By Marc Chandler - May 29, 2015

Anticipation of a sharp downward revision in Q1 US GDP has seen the dollar's gains trimmed a bit, though it has gained against all the major currencies this week. Rather than expand in the first three...

Scott Krisiloff
Company Notes Digest 5.29.15 By Scott Krisiloff - May 29, 2015

Each week I read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of my investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some of the most important quotes about the ...