The Week Ahead: Will The Brexit Effect Turn Markets Down?


by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

This week's economic calendar has plenty of data during a week where many will want to anticipate the long weekend. Despite these factors, most are still trying to digest the Brexit decision. There will be stories on politics, polling, history, and human interest. The economic and financial market consequences will get the most play from financial media.

Is the Brexit Decision a Market Turning Point?

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What We Read Today 25 June 2016

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.

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Failing Toward Success

Written by John Lounsbury

There may be no better philosophy for a happy life than to think it is about the journey more than the destination. The basis of this idea has been expressed by many, including Bhudda and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Note: The direct verbatim attribution to Emerson is apparently incorrect.


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Infographic Of The Day: What Causes A Slow Metabolism?

If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, it's important to have a firing metabolism that is consistently working away, burning energy (and therefore preventing, limiting and minimizing the amount of fat stored in the body).

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Where will the machines claim their next victory: putting you out of a job; solving the mysteries of science; bettering human abilities in the bedroom? Science fiction is full of robots-usurping-humans stories, sometimes entwined with a second strand of anxiety: seduction. The AI will relentlessly follow its code once set in motion – and this means that, if we are meaningfully to debate the adaptation of a human world into a machine-mediated one, this must take place at the design stage.

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Brexit: Why So Scary?

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Media Warp - The Cable News Distortions

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance


The media loves reporting bad news - great ratings! And we have all received far more information/reports with no new information than we need on the Orlando and San Bernardino killings. And the same on planes lost in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. With this information overload, it is easy to lose the forest for the proverbial trees. And politicians do not help: they rearrange/distort news for their own purposes. Below, I offer several examples of 'media warp.'

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17 June 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Unchanged

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward was unchanged and remains in positive territory for the thirteenth week - after spending the previous 34 consecutive weeks in negative territory.

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