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The Week Ahead: Fear? What Fear?

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Written by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

With a light economic calendar, there is plenty of air time for pundit pontification. The record-setting market still has many shaking their heads. Many, after noting the many world problems, are asking:

Where is the fear?

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What We Read Today 15 October 2017

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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October, 2017 Seasonal Outlook Update - NOAA and JAMSTEC

Written by Sig Silber

NOAA and JAMSTEC have substantially similar but not identical ideas on the ENSO forecast which is the key to the Seasonal Outlook. Both see a "cool" Eastern Equatorial Ocean pattern with NOAA being more optimistic than JAMSTEC that it will be a true La Nina. This results in closer agreement than usual for the temperature and precipitation forecasts for at least the first two Seasons. The details on this are discussed in this report.

Seasonal Outlook Update

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Infographic Of The Day: Chart: Are Today's Students Prepared To Make Financial Decisions

Ultra-low interest rates have fueled a boom in debt and asset prices, making everything from houses to stocks very expensive. Meanwhile, students have accumulated $1.45 trillion in student debt, and grads will be squeezed for years attempting to pay it all off.

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Video of the Day:

Can the government take all of a family’s money based on suspicion that one family member committed a crime? That is exactly what happened to the Slatic family earlier this year, when the San Diego County District Attorney seized over $100,000 in personal bank accounts belonging to James Slatic, his wife Annette, and their two teenage daughters, Lily and Penny, without charging anyone with a crime.


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NOAA and JAMSTEC  have substantially similar but not identical ideas on the ENSO forecast which is the key to the Seasonal Outlook. Both see a "cool" Eastern Equatorial Ocean pattern with NOAA being more optimistic than JAMSTEC that it will be a true La Nina. This results in closer agreement than usual for the temperature and precipitation forecasts for at least the first two Seasons. The details on this are discussed in this report.

Seasonal Outlook Update


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Why Are Russian Media Outlets Hyping The Mueller Investigation?

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Cynthia Hooper, College of the Holy Cross

Four major Russia investigations are underway in Washington, along with at least six related federal inquiries.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

13 October 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Rate Expands Further

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward is remains in expansion. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.

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