Early Bird Headlines 03 August 2015
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Written by Sig Silber
With the big play from the White House tonight about an aggressive new program to combat climate change, it seems that the climate science community is taking a broader view of how to react to reduceglobal warming. Two new book length reports earlier this year reviewed existing data in a way that has not been done previously. These have not been widely noted and should be. The two reports:
Infographic Of The Day: Batteries
A dry cell battery releases electricity though a chemical reaction that takes place between the zinc alloy outer can (the anode) and an electrolyte paste inside the battery (the cathode.)
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
Greece seems to be walking on egg shells on its way to recovery. After months of heady negotiations that saw the country on the verge of bankruptcy and a near “Grexit,” Athens is making its moves cautiously.
This can be expected to be a busier week than recent weeks, with a lot more going on and more volatility. It will be an especially important week for the USD, the AUD, and the GBP, with key central bank input also due regarding the JPY.
With the headlines focused on the financial events taking place in Greece and China, not much attention has been given to the situation in Venezuela.
The next major financial event seems to be taking place in the United Kingdom where talk of a “Brexit” has hit front page news.
The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
I am preparing a course in Origins of Political Economy and look for writings on money and credit. One of the first texts I encountered has been von Mises with his 'The Theory of Money and Credit'.
X-factor Report 02 August 2015
by Lance Roberts, StreetTalk Live
I know...it's frustrating.
For the last couple of months, I could have almost just alternated weekly missives. One week the markets rally from oversold lows, the next week they crash from overbought highs. Each week seems to be a mirror opposite of the week before with nothing much to show for it.
31Jul2015 Market Update: Markets Recover From Morning Doldrums, WTI Oil Falls Into Major Support, In
31Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. ECI Worst Since 1982, U.S. Dollar Drops, Oil Gains Fractionall
Written by Steven Hansen
This leading index continues to be recalculated (what good is a leading index which continues to be recalculated?) - and continues to forecast stable but relatively week growth for the remainder of the year. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.