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Quick Market Thoughts Before Thanksgiving
Article By: Shelly Palmer
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:40 PM EST
If there’s a war on vertical M&A, Big Tech can afford to wait it out.
In this article: XWX, T, TWX
Seeking Value In An Expensive World
Article By: John Mauldin
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:25 PM EST
Excessive valuations and the Fed now coupling its rate hikes with balance sheet reduction I think are going to produce some speed bumps for risk appetite in coming months.
In this article: FXC, UUP
Dovish Fed Minutes Send USD/JPY To A Two-Month Low
Article By: Yohay Elam
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:10 PM EST
Dollar/yen is trading at 111.20 after having already fallen to 111.14. These are the lowest levels since September 20th, two months to the date.
In this article: JYN Also: FXY, UUP
Durable Goods Orders Plunge 1.2% Largely On Aircraft Orders
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:07 PM EST
Durable Goods orders fell 1.2% led by aircraft down 18.6%. Autos orders rose 1.7% in a lingering hurricane effect.
UMich Consumer Confidence Slides In November As Faith In Stocks Falters
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:09 PM EST
Michigan Consumer Sentiment index fell from 100.7 to 98.5, as both hope and current conditions slipped.
Interest Rates And ‘Reserve Constraints’: Why Endogenous Money Works Without Central Bank Intervention
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:47 AM EST
Endogenous money advocates often think that a central bank is required in order to offset increases in government borrowing.
The Uncertainty Principle In Markets
Article By: Charlie Bilello
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:38 AM EST
When things seem certain, the future looks bright and we embrace risk-taking. When things seem uncertain, it’s hard to imagine things ever getting better, and we shun risk at all costs.
In this article: SPX
Geopolitical Risk Highest "In Four Decades" – Gold Demand In Germany And Globally To Remain Robust
Article By: GoldCore
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:32 AM EST
In every continent, there appears to be major political upset and geopolitical risk against a background of growing economic uncertainty and turmoil.
In this article: GLD
Morning Call For Wednesday, Nov. 22
Article By: Jim Van Meerten
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:22 AM EST
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ17 +0.11%) this morning are up +0.03% and European stocks are up +0.12% as strength in energy stocks lifts the overall market.
In this article: CRM, DE, GES, GME, CAL, HPE
Hedgers Give Thanks
Article By: Phil Flynn
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:03 AM EST
Oil supplies are getting tighter. The American Petroleum Institute reported a massive 6.35 million barrels drop in crude oil supply as well as a 1.796 million barrel drop in the Cushing Oklahoma delivery point.
In this article: OIL
Asian Stocks Smash Records; Dollar Slides As Crude Surges To July 2015 Highs
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:41 AM EST
Global shares hit another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by what increasingly more call (ir)rational exuberance, and investors’ unflagging enthusiasm for tech stocks.
In this article: BNO, FXE, FXY, GLD, OIL, SPX, TNX, UDN
How The Net Dies
Article By: Marvin R Clark
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:22 AM EST
Record high closes for the Dow, S&P, Nasdaq, and Russell 2000. The S&P technology index gained 1.2 percent, helped by a nearly 1.9 percent rise in Apple. The index has risen 38.6 percent this year, by far more than any other sector.
In this article: URBN, TWC, SPX, GS, AAPL, FB, T, QQQ, DJI
Will Artificial Intelligence Recharge Economic Growth?
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:16 AM EST
When it comes to machine learning, artificial intelligence, and economic growth, it's plausible to believe that we are closer to the front end of our economic transition than we are to the middle or the end.
Explaining The Evils Of Debt And Deficits, One More Time
Article By: Dean Baker
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:29 AM EST
Since patent and copyright rents dwarf interest on the debt, we should assume that the debt-deficit hawk gang really don't care about our kids or are extremely confused about economics.
The Fed Gets Ready To Follow Markets
Article By: Todd Sullivan
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:02 PM EST
Even though many continue to believe that the Fed controls economic activity by setting rates, it does not. The Fed follows, it does not lead.
In this article: TNX
Is Free Market Capitalism Bad Economics?
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:35 PM EST
The “fatal flaw” of neoliberalism, which “denotes a preference for markets over government, economic incentives over cultural norms, and private entrepreneurship over collective action,” is that it simply is “bad economic.”
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