by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial
Last week, I discussed the boost the market received as the BOJ made an unexpected move into negative interest rate territory combined with end of the month buying by portfolio managers.
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A committee of the World Health Organisation has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. This designation gives the WHO and member states the ability to recommend limits on travel to prevent the potential spread of disease and to call for emergency measures and resources to combat an outbreak.
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Written by John Lounsbury
Steve Keen is one of the world's foremost students of the relationships between money, credit and economic growth, an area that has been ignored in much economic theory and analysis for many decades. The fact that he was prompted to criticize so fundamentally the very system he has studied is noteworthy.
by Michael Haltman
Often investors need to look for non-verbal clues concerning the actual direction the economy is heading in!
But, for those who watch or read business news sources, you will typically find that every selloff is presented as a buying opportunity that will be coupled with the phrase 'if you liked ____ stock at $___, you should love it now that it is 'on sale'.
05Feb2016 Market Close: US Markets Closed Down, DOW Off 212 Points, Spooz Off 1.9%, Crude Settles At
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05Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Unusual Volatile Pre-Market Trading Sending Futures Sliding, Expect
Written by Steven Hansen
The headlines say consumer credit rate of growth surged - and came in well above market expectations. Our analysis shows year-over-year consumer credit growth rate was similar to last month with little change in the rate of growth. However, revolving credit's rate of growth is increasing, but is being offset by decline in non-revolving credit.