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Does A Fall In Unemployment Lead To Stronger Economic Growth?
Article By: Mises Institute
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:28 AM EDT
In July, the US unemployment rate fell 0.1% from the month before to 3.9%. The number of unemployed individuals fell by 284,000 to 6.280 million.
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Overshadowing The Multi-Year CPI High
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:40 AM EDT
The BLS reported the US CPI had increased in July 2018 by the highest rate since December 2011. Running at 2.95% year-over-year, consumer prices accelerated a little from June’s pace.
In this article: OIL, TNX, ERO, CNY
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A Long-Term Look At Inflation - Monday, August 13
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Monday, August 13, 2018 10:50 PM EDT
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released Friday morning puts the year-over-year inflation rate at 2.95%.
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Central Banks: Hedge Fund Friend Or Foe?
Article By: AllAboutAlpha
Monday, August 13, 2018 8:30 PM EDT
Are central bankers friends or foes of hedge funds and other seekers of alpha?
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Nonsense On Deflation
Article By: Mises Institute
Monday, August 13, 2018 7:40 PM EDT
We are now hearing ominous warnings about imminent deflation. The first is that deflation would necessarily be a bad thing. The second is that deflation is likely to occur in the near-term.
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Anatomy Of Hyperinflation
Article By: Michael Pento
Monday, August 13, 2018 6:40 PM EDT
Venezuela is currently in the throes of hyperinflation on a massive scale. The communist-led government has mismanaged its economy into a fiscal catastrophe.
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How Trump’s War On Regulation Is Trickle-Down Economics
Article By: Robert Reich
Monday, August 13, 2018 1:25 PM EDT
Many regulations protect you and me from being harmed, fleeced, shafted, injured, or sickened by corporate products and services. And they’re worth it.
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Indian Rupee Hits Record Low Over The Turkish Lira Woes
Article By: ValueWalk
Monday, August 13, 2018 10:32 AM EDT
The Indian rupee hit an all-time low of Rs. 69.62 against the U.S. dollar following the currency disorder in Turkey. The Turkish lira has been on a free fall, dropping 12% on Monday morning.
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E Scott Sumner Destroys Financial Times Fear Of China
Article By: Gary Anderson
Monday, August 13, 2018 10:07 AM EDT
The Financial Times has come out with an article fearful of China. Scott Sumner decimated it. For the FT, fear of losing a cultural war with China must be widely understood. But it isn't.
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IMF Produces Another Bogus Venezuela Inflation Forecast
Article By: Mises Institute
Monday, August 13, 2018 9:30 AM EDT
IMF has done it again. In an attempt to garner some press, the head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department Alejandro Werner forecasted that Venezuela’s annual inflation rate will reach 1,000,000% by year’s end.
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Inflation: An X-Ray View Of The Components - Monday, August 13
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Monday, August 13, 2018 9:27 AM EDT
Year-over-year Core CPI (the blue line) was above 2% from the end of 2015 through February 2017 and is now above that benchmark as of March 2018.
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Turkey Iran And Shale
Article By: Phil Flynn
Monday, August 13, 2018 9:07 AM EDT
Oil prices are trying to balance the risks to oil supply versus the risks to demand. The risk to the demand side of the equation is coming out of Turkey.
In this article: OIL, USO
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E Markets: Another War?
Article By: Robert Savage
Monday, August 13, 2018 8:39 AM EDT
Does financial stability still matter? The Friday price action coupled with an expected CPI left markets watching stocks and the global EM moves as a guide. Today isn’t much different.
In this article: AAXJ, FXA, FXY, TUR, UUP
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Morning Call For Monday, August 13
Article By: Jim Van Meerten
Monday, August 13, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
Sep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.28%) this morning are down -0.30% at a 1-week low and European stocks are down -0.70% at a 1-1/4 month low on concern of contagion of the Turkey economic crisis to European banks.
In this article: AGCO, EGN, FOLD, DLTR, MYL, NXPI, PZZA, ADT, ARMK, PLNT, OZK, ESTA
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Japan’s GDP: In The Sweet-Spot
Article By: WisdomTree
Monday, August 13, 2018 7:59 AM EDT
Japan’s GDP report was a nice, positive surprise. Real GDP accelerated 1.9% in the April–June quarter, which was about half a percent better than consensus expectations.
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Turkey Drives Risk-Off, But Pressure Abating
Article By: Marc Chandler
Monday, August 13, 2018 7:56 AM EDT
The failure of Turkey to grab the bull by the horns, so to speak, and come to grips with the situation saw the dollar soar above TRY7.23(from TRY6.43 at the end of last week) and to ZAR15.55 (from ZAR14.09).
In this article: FXE, EEM, FXB, TUR
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