Economy

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) & JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): Cole Smead Sees Stress Tests Attractive

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)
The Federal Reserve wants to make sure that the banks like Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co......(read more)

Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9% to 4.89 Million – NAR

Housing Market
In its latest report, the National Association of Realtors has revealed the housing numbers for the previous month. According to a statement, the existing......(read more)

U.S. Leading Economic Index Increases 0.5% In May

New York Stock Exchange
The Conference Board recently released a report stating that the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the United States increased for the......(read more)

U.S. Weekly Unemployment Claims Fall to 312,000

Unemployment Initial Claims
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics recently released its unemployment insurance weekly claims report stating that weekly jobless claims in the United......(read more)

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers up 0.4% Over Month, 2.1% Up Y/Y

Inflation Food Prices
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released the data for the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The CPI-U, went up by......(read more)

The Fed’s Economic Projections: Lower GDP Growth, Lower Unemployment, Higher PCE Inflation

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Along with its latest press release (more info on the $10 billion reduction in tapering), the Federal Reserve System released today its “Economic Projections......(read more)

FOMC Further Reduces Tapering by $10 Billion; Federal Funds Rate Unchanged

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
In its latest press release, the Federal Reserve System has revealed the latest monetary policy decisions taken by the Federal Open Market Committee.......(read more)

Gold is Flat, Gold Miners ETF is on the Move

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The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is going to release its latest policy decision in less than an hour and the market is –......(read more)

Markets Almost Flat Before Fed Policy Announcement

New York Stock Exchange Insider Trading
The markets started slow on Wednesday, awaiting the upcoming press conference of the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and the announcement about the......(read more)

Christopher Grisanti on The Oil Spike: More of an Opportunity than a Problem

Offshore Oil Drilling BP RIG
On June 17, Christopher Grisanti, co-founder at Grisanti Capital Management, was interviewed on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”......(read more)

U.S. Consumer Prices Up 0.4%, Housing Starts Drop 6.5% in May

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.4% in May, while housing starts dropped 6.5% last month, this was discussed by CNBC’s Rick Santelli on......(read more)

The US Has to Find New Ways to Grow the Economy: Stephen Roach

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
With the U.S. GDP declining by an annual 1% in the first quarter of 2014, and the IMF recently cutting its growth forecast for the country’s GDP......(read more)

NAHB Index: Home Builder Confidence Rises Four Points

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In a CNBC program on Monday’s morning, Diana Olick discussed an increase in builder confidence on the monthly National Association of Home Builders (......(read more)

Bond Market Growing Amid Slow Economic Growth: James Reynolds

James Reynolds, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Loop Capital, in his recent intervention on Bloomberg has discussed the bonds market and......(read more)

May Producer Price Index Drops 0.2%; Up 2% Year-Over-Year

The Producer Price Index (PPI) has dropped 0.2% for the month of May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index dropped by 0.1%......(read more)

Rick Santelli and Rep. Scott Garrett on Federal Loans

Early Thursday, CNBC’s Rick Santelli and Representative Scott Garrett (Republican-New Jersey), discussed fair-value accounting in Government loan......(read more)

Initial Claims Number Down to 312,000 from 313,000; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.0%

The U.S. Department of Labor has posted today the unemployment insurance weekly claims data. According to a statement, for the last week, ending June......(read more)

Non-Farm Payrolls Up by 217,000, Uneployment Rate Unchanged at 6.3%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today the unemployment data for the last month. According to the report, the nonfarm payroll employment......(read more)

Initial Jobless Claims Data Goes Up to 312,000 from 304,000

Today, on June 5, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its weekly unemployment insurance claims data. In this way, for the last week, the figure......(read more)

Leon Cooperman Talks Emerging Markets, 2014 Market Prediction

Leon Cooperman is one of the legendary hedge-fund voices that investors listen to for guidance about the markets and stocks. As the head of Omega Advisors......(read more)

Nobel Winner: Market is Looking a Lot Like the 1930s

For those in the markets, the name Robert Shiller may not ring much of a bell. But for those who are into the macroeconomic picture and oook to some of......(read more)

The World’s 15 Fastest Growing Economies

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Curious to know what the world’s fastest growing economies are? Based on the data provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we have compiled......(read more)

When Will The Fed Taper?

Ben Bernanke
Now a buzzword, “taper” has come to symbolize the potential slowing of bond purchases that the Federal Reserve will presumably begin in the near future......(read more)

U.S. Economic Radar – August 23, 2013

Ben Bernanke
Recap of the past week’s U.S. economic releases: 1). New home sales sunk 13.4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of only 394k. That rate......(read more)

Gold on the Verge of a Major Breakout

iShares Gold Trust(ETF)
Gold has been at the center of investor attention since soaring to historical highs in the latter half of 2011. Since then, however, the metal has taken......(read more)
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