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China Deflation at 1997 Asian Crisis Levels  $

China Deflation at 1997 Asian Crisis Levels $

Everybody has done some reporting of comments made by Albert Edwards, a renowned analyst at Societe Generale SA. Bloomberg pointed out that Edwards was ranked #1 in global…

JOLTS Data Unremarkable $

┬áThe Job Openings and Labor Turnover report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was released today and it showed that:     There were 4.7 million job openings…

Consumer Credit Report “Unremarkable”

Consumer Credit Report “Unremarkable”

Consumer’s added credit card debt in September (up by $1.5 billion) after falling in August. This wasn’t out of line from most economic estimates and in reality, was…

Top Stories

4 Year Copper Chart a Warning Sign? $

4 Year Copper Chart a Warning Sign?  $

Call it weakness in the IT sector or call it a sign that global economic…

Economic Blasts

Economic Blasts

Boehner Will Not Push Internet Sales Tax Bill through House. Speaker Boehner will not push…

News and Economic Releases to Dominate Activity $

News and Economic Releases to Dominate Activity  $

Just one glance at the economic calendar at right and anyone can quickly see that…

Just How Much Trouble is OPEC In? $

Just How Much Trouble is OPEC In?  $

We’ve been looking for a decided source on the break-even point of oil. And although…

Putin Aims at US, Figuratively and Literally $

Putin Aims at US, Figuratively and Literally  $

You might be tired of hearing us and others discuss the growing threat of Russia…

Geopolitics

Our Take on Russian Bombers Probing US Shores $

Our Take on Russian Bombers Probing US Shores  $

It has been widely reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said in an interview on Wednesday that Russia would have to step up patrols in the Western…

Why We Should Watch China $

Why We Should Watch China  $

We wrote at length prior to the Sochi Olympics why the period after the games would be so volatile for the region around the Baltics and former Soviet…

The Waiting Game $

The Waiting Game         $

With three major events scheduled over the next 7 days, the marketplace seems to be light on real news and long on speculation and fear mongering.It may not…

Goepolitical Blasts $

Goepolitical Blasts       $

Life in the Arab Spring Yet – The secular party in Tunisia has won more votes than its Islamic rival and that marks the first time that the…

Hong Kong Protests and the Impact on US Business $

Hong Kong Protests and the Impact on US Business  $

It may have been a little muted on the US national media scene, but at least 100,000 protestors have shut down streets in Hong Kong for a third…

Raw Materials

Crude Oil Takes a Plunge – Could Get Serious $

Crude Oil Takes a Plunge – Could Get Serious  $

West Texas Intermediate broke through a number of technical levels today. We pulled the following chart from investing.com to show you…

Crude Oil Drops on Strong Dollar and Demand Speculation $

Crude Oil Drops on Strong Dollar and Demand Speculation  $

Because of a strong dollar outlook (as mentioned) and weaker demand speculation,…

The Drop in Commodities in One Data Point $

The Drop in Commodities in One Data Point  $

There was a big drop in commodity prices today. More details on specific commodities below. But, when we try to understand…