John Mauldin's picture

The consensus I’m hearing and reading from the 500+ attendees at the recent Strategic Investment Conference is that this was the best ever. It was certainly intense, with more divergent views presented this year...

Doug Short's picture

The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for April is now available. The index rose 0.7 percent, which follows a 0.4 percent March increase (an upward revision from 0.2 percent). The latest number came in...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Want Lobster bisque? Moley, the robot master chef can cook that up for you in about 30 minutes. If you want new recipes, just team up Morley with IBM's Watson, the computer that trounced everyone at the game of Jeopardy.

Urban Carmel's picture

Last week, the number of investment advisors who are bullish US equities dropped below 50%. For many, this was seen as sign of bearishness. Indeed, relative to the past 16 months, investment advisors were relatively bearish...

Doug Short's picture

Yesterday we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government's report for April data, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Sheraz Mian's picture

It’s been a long time since Japan’s economy has produced the type of growth it did in 2015 Q1, with GDP growth coming in at a better than expected +2.4% vs. an upwardly revised growth pace of +1.1% in...

Marc Chandler's picture

The 57 founding members of the China-sponsored Asian Investment Bank are meeting in Singapore. Many countries rushed to join the new development bank before the March 31 deadline even though key rules had not been decided.

George Friedman PhD's picture

A pretentious title requires a modest beginning. The world has increasingly destabilized and it is necessary to try to state, as clearly as possible, what has happened and why. This is not because the world is uniquely disorderly...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Those in medical school pondering career specialties need consider which fields may soon vanish to robots. Anesthesiology is one field in the robotic spotlight. Please consider this Washington Post headline quote...

Sheraz Mian's picture

Today’s Housing Starts and Permits data for April came in better than expected, which followed soft housing readings in the preceding two months. Importantly, Starts went back above the one-million unit mark after staying below...

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