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One Chart That Explains America’s Consumer Conundrum
Over seventy percent of economic activity in America is consumer driven, so an analysis of consumer trends is a worthwhile exercise. If nothing else, understanding what is happening right now can set a baseline, while deviations from that point can act as early warning signals of what is to come. There are measures

Earnings Round-Up For The Second Quarter
Most of the big players have already reported earnings this season but the Retail group is still be heard from both this morning and through most of next week Here are a few companies making headlines in today s pre market all of which indexes are moderately in the green at this hour after

Omega Healthcare's Risks Are Overblown - Blue Harbinger's Mark Hines' Idea Of The Month
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Dollar and Equities Trade Heavily Ahead of the Weekend
The second largest drop in US equities this year has spilled over to drag global markets lower.   The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell nearly 0.5%, snapping a four-day advance and cutting this week's gain in half.  The Dow Jones Stoxx did not completely escape the US carnage yesterday, but losses are accelerating today,

Are Investors Bailing On U.S. Shale?
U.S. oil production continues to grow, with the  EIA reporting  a shocking jump in output last week. Total U.S. production rose to 9.5 million barrels per day (mb/d) for the week ending on August 11, up 79,000 bpd from a week earlier. That puts U.S. output at the highest level in nearly two and a half years. The

Is Retail Sales Foretelling Economic Growth?
This week there was a significant improvement in retail sales. Does this mean the economy is starting to gain traction? Retail sales is the engine for the economy. And seeing the headlines scream the retail sales improved 0.6 % month-over-month and up 3.9% year-over-year (seemingly about double GDP growth) could

Can President Trump Deliver On His Promises?
We ve spilled more than a few words this week on the disintegration of President Trump s American Manufacturing Council which has now disbanded along with the Strategy amp Policy Forum These agencies disbanding likely will have nothing in the immediate term to do with stock market activity

The Single Biggest Bullish Catalyst For Oil
One of the key objectives for OPEC is to bring down inventories, a goal that has been elusive this year. But if the oil futures curve is anything to go by, the oil market is showing signs of tightening. Brent futures have recently begun to  exhibit a state of backwardation , which is when near-term oil futures trade

Stock Futures Rise Amidst Political Drama
Ahead of today s opening bell stock futures are once again up even as domestic news cycles deliver drama and tension regarding the recent words and actions of President Trump An impromptu press conference yesterday saw the President double down on his initial comments on the weekend tragedy

Is The Dollar Reversing An 8 Month Trend?
Shutterstock photo After an initial surge when the U.S. Presidential election result became known, the dollar index has been steadily losing ground since the beginning of this year. Over the last couple of days that seems to have changed. We found a bottom at around 92.85 and have now recovered to trade above