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Trade Gap Widens and that is Not Good News for GDP $

Trade Gap Widens and that is Not Good News for GDP   $

It seems that what happens in other parts of the world really does matter. Not that anybody had any doubts, globalization is no longer a hip new term – it…

Labor Report Tomorrow Takes on Less Emphasis $

Labor Report Tomorrow Takes on Less Emphasis  $

It will still get the same “breaking news” attention that we normally get out of the monthly employment report from the BLS.  But, Wall Street seems to be in a…

Rental Rates May Shift Housing Decisions

Rental Rates May  Shift Housing Decisions

     The housing crisis of 2008-2009 changed many opinions as regards the future of housing. It seemed that many had come to the conclusion that buying no longer   made sense as…

Will the World Cup Destroy Brazil? $

Will the World Cup Destroy Brazil?  $

Destroy is probably a little too dramatic. The country will still be there and it might even be in a good mood if the national team acquits itself admirably. The…

Interesting Chart from ZeroHedge $

Interesting Chart from ZeroHedge  $

It’s probably the chart that tells us the most about market and analyst fears from China – and it’s also one of our favorites.  ZeroHedge runs this updated chart from…

The Little Engine that Couldn’t Anymore $

The Little Engine that Couldn’t Anymore  $

Not that the housing sector has ever been a little engine but there are signs that its impact on the economy have been fading and that does not bode well…

When Job Growth is Not Very Exciting

When Job Growth is Not Very Exciting

The good news is that there have been fewer people laid off and there are more jobs being added month over month. The bad news is that there are still…

Russia’s Reaction Thus Far $

Russia’s Reaction Thus Far  $

At this juncture the Russians are not engaged in any serious reaction to the western attempts at pressure but that does not mean that there have been no reactions to…

Investor Reaction to Ukraine is Fading Already $

Investor Reaction to Ukraine is Fading Already  $

Not that the investment community is always that good at identifying problems but if one reads the mood of the investor and financial institutions these days one would come to…

Reuters Reports on a Bank Run on Deposits In China $

Reuters Reports on a Bank Run on Deposits In China  $

A lot of us picked up a story that Reuters ran today concerning an overnight run on a couple of local banks in China. The impetus for the run on…

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