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Doug Short
Understanding The CFNAI Components
By Doug Short - May 21, 2013

The Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, which I reported on yesterday, is based on 85 economic indicators drawn from four broad categories of data:Production and IncomeEmployment, Unemployment and ...

Frank Holmes
Finding Opportunity: The Equity Risk Premium
By Frank Holmes - May 20, 2013

Samuel Johnson once said, “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” Although penned by an 18th century English ...

Doug Short
A Look At April's National Activity Index
By Doug Short - May 20, 2013

According to the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, April economic activity slowed from March, now at -0.53, down from March's -0.23. This index has been negative (meaning below-trend growth) for ...

Market Primer: S&P At All Time High
By Benzinga  - May 20, 2013

It’s Monday and the S&P 500 is, again, sitting at an all time high of 1,667.47. CNBC predicted that the bulls will keep control this week but the market will listen for any sign that Fed president Ben...

Euro Set For Another Week Of Disappointing Data
By Benzinga  - May 20, 2013

After last week's GDP data spelled disappointment for the eurozone, the common currency seems poised for another week of pressure as more economic indicators are set to be released in the coming days....