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India Claiming to be FDI Leader. $

When Narendra Modi campaigned to become the Prime Minister of India, his appeal was twofold. The most obvious campaign advantage was his representation of Hindu nationalism and this is what…

Beyond Brexit: A Stronger Europe than the US? 

There was an interesting comment offered up by an analyst looking at a post-Brexit market – assuming Brits vote to stay in the EU. He pointed out that the Eurozone…

Yellen Adds Voice to Productivity Concerns. $

Yellen Adds Voice to Productivity Concerns.   $

During the two days of testimony before the Senate and House Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen demonstrated the tactics that Fed chairs have employed for years. Most of the commentary and…

Chinese Bond Rates Increasing.

If you remember our discussion a week ago about falling bond rates in the most developed nations and the notion that this was a signal of a flight to safety,…

Brexit Vote One Day and Counting. $

I’m ready to get this thing behind us, I’m sure you are as well.  By the time you get your next Black Owl Report from us (tomorrow night will be…

One More on Chinese Growth: Retail Sales.

Retail Sales were also released for China in the last 48 hours and we saw a 10% year-over-year growth rate. Again, at first blush, that seemed like a really strong…

Chinese Industrial Production Up 5.9%.

Headline reports show that Chinese Industrial production rose by 5.9% for 2016. It was up sequentially by 6% month-over-month in May (which was unchanged from the same rate we saw…

Latest ICM Poll on Brexit. $

We might as well jump in here on the polls regarding Brexit.  You might have seen over the weekend that several polls took a jump on the leave side of…

Flight to Safety – in Europe. $

Flight to Safety – in Europe.    $

The German 10 year Bund yield has fallen to (or near) a historic low.  At the end of trading today, it was yielding just .054% (YTD down 92%). That might…

Brexit Poll Update. $

There are two different views on the Brexit vote coming up June 23rd. The first comes from online and phone polling of potential voters. Those polls are all now running…

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