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Foreign Reserves Shrinking in Emerging Markets

The combination of a weak euro, stronger dollar and rapid capital outflow has radically changed the position of the emerging markets. They are losing their reserves for the…

Greece on the Verge…of What Exactly? $

Greece didn’t get a bailout deal and it is going to run out of money in the next couple of weeks. Simply put: it needs someone to step…

Top Stories

Any Business Impact of Saudi Action in Yemen? $

Any Business Impact of Saudi Action in Yemen?    $

    The news over the past 36 hours was dominated by the news of…

Cruz Part of GOP Strategy? $

Cruz Part of GOP Strategy?  $

We should never underestimate the power of a political party. And, as much as we…

Why Will the Fed Not Say When Those Rates Will Go Up? $

Why Will the Fed Not Say When Those Rates Will Go Up?    $

The financial community waited in vain for the Fed Chair to announce something definitive this…

IMF Says Fed Action Could Spur “Stability Risks”. $

IMF Says Fed Action Could Spur “Stability Risks”.    $

In comments released in an interview today, Christine Lagarde (head of the International Monetary Fund)…

Geopolitics

Return of the Strongman in Nigeria 

It now looks pretty likely that the next President of Nigeria will be the former military ruler who seized power for the first time in a coup 32…

Hackers Threaten Israel. $

Hackers from Anonymous have threatened to step up cyber-attacks on April 7th to “erase Israel from cyberspace”. This is an annual series of attacks that happen just before…

Again, do your Homework but Remain Wary.

We saw a headline from a reputable source this week that suggested that the fighting in Yemen was threatening to shut down the Bab el-Mandeb pass in the…

Fighting Intensifies in Yemen, Saudi Border Impacted $

  Yemen’s ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has called on Arab supporters to launch an immediate ground assault on Iran-backed Houthi fighters in the country. Saudi Arabia has…

Raw Materials

One More for Manufacturing.

Many of our members are manufacturers and you probably are interested in what the macro raw material input cost looks like.…

A New Index for You. $

We like to throw some new stuff at you from time to time; maybe it’s a useful too. There is an…

Headed Back to the 70’s.

There is some evidence that we could be entering a period of time that we saw not too many years ago…