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Philly and Empire State Indexes Contradict  $

Philly and Empire State Indexes Contradict $

Of course, we could have predicted it. Two different Fed districts, two different experiences across the manufacturing sector. The Philadelphia and New York Federal Reserves released their monthly…

Weekly Jobs Report Surprises

Weekly Jobs Report Surprises

We aren’t going to dwell on this much, but weekly jobless claims hit four month highs as the number of filers for unemployment rose to 316,000, up 19,000…

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2015 Forecast – Dr. Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist

2015 Forecast – Dr. Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist

1/20/2015 – Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist returns to MFGtalkradio. Dr. Kuehl is…

A Chart with an Interesting Message $

A Chart with an Interesting Message  $

Gallup and ZeroHedge both had stories yesterday concerning some new data from Gallup showing that…

Europe…Oil…Asia…Europe…Oil…Asia…ISIS…Europe $

Europe…Oil…Asia…Europe…Oil…Asia…ISIS…Europe  $

There seems to be about four things currently sending us down a slippery path that…

A Chart that Defies some Local Logic $

A Chart that Defies some Local Logic  $

We were listening to an analyst today that was predicting that oil could hit as…

Geopolitics

Spain Faces Yet Another Political Trial $

Spain Faces Yet Another Political Trial   $

This was already going to be a rough year as far as politics in Spain is concerned and now it just got worse as the leader of Catalonia…

Trying to Comprehend Scale of Tragedies $

Trying to Comprehend Scale of Tragedies  $

The world has been preoccupied with the attacks in Paris and that is certainly understandable due to the symbolism and the fact that this took place in the…

Tsarnaev Trial to get Underway, Domestic Risk Increases? $

Tsarnaev Trial to get Underway, Domestic Risk Increases?  $

If you have been watching the global developments surrounding Russia, ISIS, and Chechnya, you would know that ISIS has been rumored to be getting closer to helping Chechen…

Swedish Right Threatens Government

Swedish Right Threatens Government

The Social Democrats formed a very weak government a few weeks ago and the analysts stated that it would likely fall apart sooner than later as it lacked…

Raw Materials

Oil Reverses Course, Brent and WTI Spread Lowest in Years $

Oil Reverses Course, Brent and WTI Spread Lowest in Years  $

There isn’t a lot news here, but crude had been inching back up for the past two days as a result…

Meat Prices Should Start to Ease $

Meat Prices Should Start to Ease  $

We have begun to see the anticipated drop in live cattle prices (which would eventually lead to cheaper meat prices at…

Crude Oil Break-Even, the Critical Moving Target $

Crude Oil Break-Even, the Critical Moving Target  $

There was an interesting interview on CNBC today that some of you may have caught. In it, an analyst known for…