24Aug2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Another Lackluster Day While The Markets Await Jackson Hole


Written by Gary

Wall Street should open today in the green, however major global markets are mixed. Likely not much is expected out of the markets today as everyone is convinced that something Fed Chair Yellen will say on Friday in Jackson Hole will affect whether the boyz should sell or buy. Oil appears to continue to drift down, while the dollar strengthens.

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What We Read Today 23 August 2016

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Longview: The Economic Outlook

from the San Francisco Fed

-- this post authored by John C. Williams

Despite the very real struggles that some parts of the country, including Alaska, are facing, the broader national economy is in good shape: We're at full employment, and inflation is well within sight of, and on track to reach, our target. Under these conditions, it makes sense for the Fed to gradually move interest rates toward more normal levels.

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Infographic Of The Day: Business Women Who Broke The Mould

The barriers to progress for women in the workforce are evident. How organisations deal with these barriers in the future will determine how our societies progress.

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Video of the Day:

Econintersect contributor Frank Li is much more than an author - but also a certified Bronze-level dancer (Ballroom and Latin). The video today shows his style.

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The Education Conundrum

by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

Discuss this article at the Education Table inside the Diner

A few weeks ago we saw a NEW Collapse Problem crop up, which is that apparently we have a GLUT of Lawyers! (this article has been on ice for a while due to other pressing collapse issues needing attentinon at Sunday Brunch)

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August 2016 Chemical Activity Barometer Continues to Signal Improving Economic Growth

from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 0.4 percent in August following an upward revision for July. This marks the barometer's sixth consecutive monthly gain.

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