Written by Econintersect
Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well. The presentation is by Merlin Rothfeld from Online Trading Academy and Power Trading Radio.
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The positive relationship between democratic development and economic outcomes is well established. Using three decades of international data, this column identifies a new channel for this effect - the cost of credit to corporations. It also analyses loan pricing in Turkey to reveal a substantial rise in the average cost of lending after the attempted coup d'etat in July 2016. Together, these results highlight how efficiency in loan pricing results in a comparative advantage for firms in democratic countries over those in less democratic or authoritarian countries.
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Written by Sig Silber
NOAA has a "much above average" level of confidence in their 6 - 10 Day Outlook and I do not believe that such a high level of confidence is justified. The pattern in the Eastern Pacific that controls teleconnections is in transition which to me means that there are too many moving parts to be maximally confident. Further out, there are AO/NAO uncertainties. The Northeast U.S. may be the area with the most uncertainty.
by Gene D. Balas
We don't yet know what, if any, forthcoming tax proposals will become law. However, one potential idea that might be included in such a plan could be to encourage businesses to invest more in their property, plant, equipment, and technologies. After all, in the long run, that would likely help the economy, as it may boost productivity - an essential ingredient in the potential growth rate of the economy. And in the short term, the very investment itself is a direct addition to GDP.
-- this post authored by Felix Richter
In its IPO registration form, filed with the SEC last week, Snapchat's parent company Snap granted us a first look at the financials behind one of the most-hyped messaging apps of the past years.
24Feb2017 Market Commentary: Wall Street Opened Moderately Lower, Crude Prices Take A Dump, US Dolla
23Feb2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closes Mixed Near The Unchanged Line, Nasdaq Closed Down Fractio
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 48th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.