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16Jan2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street Closed For MLK Holiday, European Markets Lower, Crude Prices Slip, Investors Await Serious Market Correction As Some Bearish Analysts Claim The Sky Is About To Fall

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Written by Gary

Today is MLK Holiday in the US and all markets are closed. The British pound tumbled to the lowest level since October's flash crash on Monday, European equities were lower in mid-morning trade, following a brief spike overnight (as China intervened in its equity market), crude prices slipped lower, testing towards a $51 handle.

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What We Read Today 15 January 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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 more features, analysis, studies, and news published in the last week

Why Doesn't Capital Always Flow To High-Growth Areas?

from the St Louis Fed

It seems natural that capital would flow into countries with higher capital productivity and economic growth. A recent Economic Synopses essay, however, explores why capital doesn't always flow to the highest growth regions.

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Infographic Of The Day: Chart: How Every Commodity Performed In 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

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Video of the Day:

Take the guess work out of buying batteries and learn how they work! This is an ongoing series in addition to my weekly project videos.


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Current Weather Outlook

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We have now added more Worldwide weather current conditions and forecast maps. The goal is to be a Worldwide weather and climate resource and gradually integrate weather and climate with economics. Tonight the focus is on the high-intensity precipitation event in California which might be an example of a Pineapple Express.

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Danger Lurks As Extremes Become The Norm



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Nature Of Debt Differs Between China, Japan And The U.S.

by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

Unlike advanced economies, China remains better positioned to overcome its debt challenges, due to the nature of is debt, level of development and economic fundamentals. Change is coming - but after next fall.

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

December 2016 Import and Export Sea Container Rolling Averages End Year On Improving Trend

Written by Steven Hansen

This month both imports and exports trend lines accelerated further into positive territory - and end the year on a positive note.

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