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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 weakness might be worse than we thought. Whatever your view of copper is, the chart…

Economic Blasts

Economic Blasts

Boehner Will Not Push Internet Sales Tax Bill through House. Speaker Boehner will not push a bill to the floor of the House before the end of the year. The…

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 this is going to be a busy 7 days. We don’t typically write much about…

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 we can’t get a definitive answer for the US (estimated to be $75 a barrel)…

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 against the country. That’s only because if you paid attention to our note a couple…

Pay Attention to the Ports of LA and Long Beach $

Pay Attention to the Ports of LA and Long Beach     $

Our friends at TranSystems put us on to a story that has been brewing for several days. There is a situation on the West Coast – driven by business success…

Existing Home Sales Improve $

Existing Home Sales Improve  $

One of the critical pieces of the national economic outlook is the role of the housing market. We have talked much about the importance of a strong housing market; so…

Corporate Earnings Season Heats Up – Interesting Insights $

Corporate Earnings Season Heats Up – Interesting Insights  $

There will be more than 228 corporate earnings releases between now and Friday. Those earnings releases were originally expected to have been a big boost, or drag, on the stock…

Rail Sector is Calling “Bunk” on the Sell-Off $

Rail Sector is Calling “Bunk” on the Sell-Off  $

If we take JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley and others at their word (and they have probably forgotten about this research), there is an 82% correlation between the Association of…

The Retail Prognosis $

The Retail Prognosis  $

Nothing focuses the mind of the economist this time of year more than the upcoming holiday season. This year is no exception as this will be a period of evaluation…

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