July 2015 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Surprise Fall


Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index significantly declined nearly nine points from the 99.8 reported last month. The market expected this index to come in at 97.0 to 102.0 (consensus 99.6) versus the 90.9 reported.

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What We Read Today 27 July 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Quantum Geopolitics


-- this post authored by Reva Bhalla

Forecasting the shape the world will take in several years or decades is an audacious undertaking. There are no images to observe or precise data points to anchor us. We can only create a picture, and a fuzzy one at best. This is, after all, our basic human empirical instinct: to draw effortlessly from the vivid imagery of our present world and past experiences while we squint and hesitate before faint, blobby images of the future.

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Infographic Of The Day: Banish Meeting Boredom - 13 Tips For Better Meetings

What makes a good (and a bad) meeting?

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Video of the Day:

Cleveland police have used pepper spray against activists attending the national convention of the Movement for Black Lives. Scuffles and arrests were reported after the weekend conference wrapped-up and people poured onto the streets Hundreds of activists from across the nation gathered at Cleveland State University this weekend for the first national conference to discuss escalating tensions between US police and black communities.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Will Fed Hint at Rate Increase at Wednesday Meeting

The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.

Will ‘Brexit’ Fears Make London Think Twice about the euro?

When we talk about the euro, we usually don’t consider the United Kingdom as a dominant presence in the discussion. After all, despite being a member of the Eurozone group, London has opted to keep the Pound Sterling as her local currency.

IFO Surprises and Lifts Euro

The Euro had been gathering steam and had earlier struck a 2-week peak versus the US Dollar as traders awaited the release on German business sentiment. Germany, as the largest economy in the Euro area, essentially drives the remainder of the Eurozone and largely sets sentiment for the common currency.

Forex Week in Review

Last week saw all of the major markets close lower. Get the fundamental weekly analysis for the currency and commodity pairs for the week of July 27, 2015 here.

FOMC Could Set Stage for 2015

Financial markets usually slow down in the summer. But the coming week could provide some indication of how the rest of the quarter will pan out. The Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision will take center stage and along with the U.S. second-quarter growth report investors should have a better idea of what the rest of 2015 will look like.
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28Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Up, Oil Remains Down, Chinese Markets End In Red, U.S. Dollar Rising, FMOC Meeting Starts Today

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Why There's Resistance to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Special Report from Money Morning

by Kent Moors, Money Morning

Years ago, when I was doing monthly analysis on Iran's oil and gas industry, one of the biggest quandaries was trying to make market sense out of what came from the leadership in Tehran.


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Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Improves in July 2015 - Above Expectations.

Of the five regional Federal Reserve surveys released to date, three show manufacturing expanding and two are in slight contraction.

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