The employment picture continues to be a major drag for the prospects of a sustainable economic recovery.
Volatility in precious metals as well as other commodities isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, but for gold, the major trend still points upward.
Markets are dysfunctional because they mirror dysfunctional political systems and political players and dysfunctional monetary policies.
It has been a wild ride this summer. As we try to put these markets swings into context, I can’t help but think that the “New Normal” has actually arrived.
The Bond market response was not just giving us a sort of “who cares message” but rather “forget about ratings agencies altogether.”
The Graziadio School of Business & Management will host three visiting faculty from the Warsaw School of Economics-SGH in Poland.
Every now and then, the markets leave you speechless. This was one of those weeks. There was hardly any place to hide except for Treasuries and Gold.
While the U.S. still enjoys its highly coveted AAA rating, phrases like “the clowns in Washington” do not exactly sound encouraging to lenders.
While the debate about Dodd-Frank’s effectiveness continues, we must wonder what all the other regulatory agencies have been doing all along?
The current U.S. debt ceiling debate continues as the price of Gold shoots up to an all-time record. The most pressing question: What happens next?
Job creation remains one of the big missing pieces of the giant economic recovery puzzle.
In this Week’s Issue: July 1, 2011 Weekly Snapshot Market Barometers Halftime Reports Recommended Read/Audio Weekly Snapshot • Euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in May (Eurostat) • Purchasing managers’ indexes in Asia and Europe at multi-month lows (Reuters) • Japan’s Tankan survey shows sentiment worsened sharply after quake (WSJ) • U.S. corn futures … Continued
Despite recent statistics depicting the economy heading back into downturn, presentations at the 2011 Economic Forecast Conference show positive growth.
Market Wrap offers a summary of this week’s interesting market events and major economic news from financial risk-management expert Clemens Kownatzki.