from Lakshman Achuthan, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of ECRI
It was only a few weeks ago when investors seemed convinced that the economy was grinding to a halt.
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from the St Louis Fed
-- this post authored by Alexander Monge-Naranjo and Faisal Sohail
Many emerging economies - and also those of some developed countries, such as Australia, Canada and Norway - rely heavily on the production of commodities and their sale to global markets. For example, more than 10 percent of Canada's and Chile's output in 2013 could be attributed to the export of commodities, as can be seen in Figure 1.
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from The Conversation
-- this post authored by James Knowles, Brunel University London
This year marks 400 years since the publication of the first volume of poet and playwright Ben Jonson's collected texts, the first complete English translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, by poet and translator George Chapman, and the Political Works of King James I, arriving a few years after the King James Bible. Little would contemporaries have guessed that 400 years later these momentous works would be eclipsed by a death in Warwickshire - one William Shakespeare.
Written by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight
Dr. John Hussman is a very successful money manager and is equally well known for his weekly market analysis articles which have contained what I euphemistically call 'The Hussman Chart'. It is actually a continuum of charts that has been widely followed, some, if not many, without a real understanding of how the charts were constructed and what assumptions might have been made in the process.
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Leading Index Review: March 2015 Philly Fed Leading Index Forecasts Marginal Slowing In Rate of Growth
Written by Steven Hansen
This post is a review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong. A summary of the indices are at the end of this post.