Michael Shedlock's picture

By now it should be perfectly clear to everyone that the entire global economy is cooling and the US will not decouple from that slowdown. Nonetheless, most economists, including those at the Fed, still do not see the obvious.

Sheraz Mian's picture

We are in the midst of the Fear trade again today… and China is again the culprit. This time it’s not that country’s stock market, but its all-important manufacturing sector. More evidence today that the market’s recent China-centric anxiety...

Robert Rapier's picture

While there are actually other stories unfolding in the world of energy, you would never know that by my inbox. Most of the correspondence I have received in the past week is still related to oil prices, particularly following...

Marc Chandler's picture

Economics is dubbed the dismal science because it studies scarcity. A question that predates human society is how should scarcity be distributed. Nature rewards the strong, the quick, and the cunning. Societies mitigate this...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Price patterns created by repetitive general psychological investor reactions to panics can be interesting and useful. Often these panics occur when there is no economic basis in reality. The Black Monday 1987 panic, the 1998 Asian Contagion panic and the Flash Crash...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

For the College Humor Magazine I submitted a collection of many ‘laws’ and other items, including my College Course Descriptions: 1) If it’s green, wiggles or slithers, it’s biology; 2) If it stinks, it’s probably chemistry...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

The US economy and especially the global economy have tremendous amounts of inertia. Once in motion, they cannot reverse course in a day, or over a few weeks. What can happen over the course of a day or a few days...

Marc Chandler's picture

US 10-year Treasury yields have risen 30 bp since Monday's low water mark. There are a number of reports that try to link the backing up in US yields to purported sales by China. The Chinese sales, in turn, are linked...

Sheraz Mian's picture

The crazy volatility of recent days isn’t over yet, but the major indexes appear on track to sustain the rebound from Wednesday. The overnight action out of China was favorable, with government intervention giving...

Chris Puplava's picture

Given the recent sharp decline in the market, the overwhelming question from clients is whether this is the beginning of a new bear market similar to 2000-2002 or 2007-2009. Though I don’t think we are quite there yet, here is the big picture outlook as I see it with possible risks...

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