by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight
This week's calendar is loaded with important data. Now that the Jackson Hole Fed Conference is over, can we expect a policy change soon? Every data report this week will get special scrutiny. Will the Fed get the signal to hike rates?
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Here's why. They're slow, expensive, and not very reliable. And there are a few, largely unsolvable reasons why that's the case. Trains are only more convenient than planes when cities are located 200-300 miles apart. But the thing that makes trains absolutely suck has to do with ownership. Commuter rail services like Amtrak operate on tracks owned by other companies. Companies that prioritize freight cars and have limited interest in making sure passenger cars can hit their top speeds.
Infographic Of The Day: Conventional Vs Online Banking, Could You Be Saving More
This infographic explains the differences between conventional and online-only banks.
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by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds
What Can We Say About a System that Criminalizes a Safe Painkiller (0 Deaths) and Promotes Big Pharma Opiates that Have Killed 165,000 Americans?
So when will the citizens wake up to the criminality of their government in favoring killer corporate opiates over safe natural painkillers?
Buy When There's Blood In The Streets - Part 2 Of Not The Best Time In History To Invest In Real Est
by Asif Suria
Welcome to edition 323 of Insider Weekends. Insider buying increased last week with insiders buying $183.37 million of stock compared to $177.89 million in the week prior. Selling decreased with insiders selling $1.66 billion of stock last week compared to $3.01 billion in the week prior.
26Aug2016 Market Close: US Markets Close In The Red, US Dollar Remains Higher, Crude And Gold Back D
26Aug2016 Market Update: US Markets Unexpectedly Opened Higher, Then Declined After Digesting Yellen
26Aug2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Fractionally Down, US Dollar Falling, Gold Rising, WTI C
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward marginally declined but remains in positive territory for the 22nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar index.