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03May2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Fractionally Lower, Weak Chinese Economic Data Send Investors To The Worry House, Crude Prices In The Low 44's, US Dollar Looking Positive

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Written by Gary

US stock future indexes are fractionally lower this morning due to weak Chinese economic data that renewed concerns over the world's economy. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Markets are expected to open lower and market weakness may prevail throughout the session.

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What We Read Today 02 May 2016

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Lower Oil Prices And U.S. Economic Activity

from Liberty Street Economics

-- this post authored by Jan Groen and Patrick Russo

After a period of stability, oil prices started to decline in mid-2015, and this downward trend continued into early 2016. As we noted in an earlier post, it is important to assess whether these price declines reflect demand shocks or supply shocks, since the two types of shocks have different implications for the U.S. economic outlook.

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Infographic Of The Day: History Of Hacking

It is difficult to go for a week without hearing a news story about a major corporation or business that has been compromised by hackers.

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Video of the Day:

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century. As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world's major cities.


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The Sure Way Not To Solve Any Unemployment Problem

by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell, www.nofica.com

Every politician tells voters he/she plans to bring jobs back to America. It is a lie, designed to fool desperate people.

It is a lie when Donald Trump says it. It is a lie when Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton say it. It is a lie when Bernie Sanders says it.

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

March 2016 CoreLogic Home Prices Year-over-Year Growth Rate Now 6.7%.

CoreLogic's Home Price Index (HPI) shows that home prices in the USA are up 6.7 % year-over-year year-over-year (reported up 2.1 % month-over-month). Last month's 6.8 % year-over-year gain was revised downward to 5.9 % [revisions to previous months lately have been significantly downward so I would not take the 6.8 % to the bank]. CoreLogic HPI is used in the Federal Reserves's Flow of Funds to calculate the values of residential real estate.

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