Ben Hunt PhD's picture

If you’ve ever played a team sport, you’ve experienced a game that was a mismatch on paper. Now usually that game goes according to form. The better team scores early and often, and the inferior team doesn’t sniff a win.

Tom McClellan's picture

When there is a big disagreement between the value of the spot VIX Index and the prices of its futures contracts, that carries important information about trader sentiment. As of the close on Sep. 28, 2016, the spot VIX was well below...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

We don't just deserve an affordable, sustainable healthcare system—we're doomed to bankruptcy without one. What is blindingly obvious to employers but apparently invisible to the average zero-business-experience mainstream...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

Over the Summer, retail sales data strongly diverged from Moneyball’s Vice data: The official data pointed to a sharp burst of spending. The Vice data showed no acceleration. Recent revisions to the official data removed the surge and...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Alison Carnwath, chairman of one of the UK’s largest construction firms says the Era of Robots is at hand. Thousands of builders will lose jobs as machines take over building London skyscrapers. There are 2.3 million construction jobs in the UK.

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold bullion held in a tight range Wednesday morning in London, trading $10 below the previous 3 sessions' floor of $1335 per ounce as European stock markets rose and government bonds eased back ahead of a raft of central banker...

Michael Shedlock's picture

I thought Trump did poorly. Trump missed a chance to go after Hillary about Libya, especially her statement “we came, we saw, he died” in which she bragged about killing Gaddafi. Libya erupted in a civil war following that event and...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Groupthink can be a dangerous phenomenon in the financial markets, but it can also provide an advantage in some circumstances. If we know what key price levels other traders are watching, and how they’re likely to react if and when those levels are reached, then we can plan accordingly.

Christopher Quigley's picture

Since May 2007 Deutsche Bank shares have dropped from 150 US Dollars to around 12 US Dollars as we speak. Suddenly “the wires” are going viral with updates on the catastrophic state of the bank’s balance sheet. Here is what Kenny...

Andrew Zatlin's picture

There is a lot of pent-up demand for Apple’s (NYSE: AAPL) new iPhone 7 that just released. It’s the first new model in over two years (last year’s was just a tweaked version of the old one.) We can gauge the level of the pent-up demand by...

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