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Passive Investors Unite: We Blind Mice
Throughout man’s bloody history of conflict, time and again it is the hand defending the faith that lights a fuse. Is this because, by its very nature, faith is blind and can only promise abundant spiritual rewards for the here and now, while saving its true rewards to bestow in the afterlife? Does it take the

Durable Goods Orders & OPEC in Focus
Durable Goods Orders an important metric determining business spending and capital investment in general were unchanged in August This is better than the negative number analysts had been expecting but less than what is expected to be needed to assist economic growth Strip

Where Will Oil Prices Go After Algiers?
Saudi Arabia and Iran may yet come to terms on some sort of production arrangement , but the outcome of the negotiations in Algeria this week may not do much to rescue oil prices. Following the media spectacle, the oil markets may have to shift their attention back to the supply and demand fundamentals, which are

Will Yellen Move the Market?
Market Drivers September 28, 2016 Shafiq drives pound lower on dovish comments Yellen testifies on regulation Nikkei -1.31% Dax 1.18% Oil $45/bbl Gold $1327/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR GFK Consumer Climate 10 vs. 10.2 North America: USD Durable Goods 8:30 USD Yellen Testimony 10:00 EUR Draghi Testimony 10:30

Why Trump Is Right On China
The debate last night was entertaining.  It's sad to see how the media manipulates facts and cherry picks quotes to fit their narrative. But that's what they do and it ultimately shapes views for voters, unfortunately. Today, I want to focus on China and Trump's comments on China's currency manipulation.

Trump Says Fed Is Creating A Bubble; What To Do If You Agree With Him
Donald Trump, in the middle of an unsubstantiated rant against the Fed’s “political” decision making in last night’s debate, did make one potentially valid point. He said that the stock market is in a bubble right now, and while “bubble” may be going a bit far, there can be no doubt that valuations are looking a

Focus Shifts to Oil Prices
Well if you thought this political season was getting in the way of other things before post debate you re just going to have to get used to this as a near term reality If anything last night s presidential debate solidifies that an interest rate hike by the Fed 6 days before the election

These ETFs Have Fallen Out Of Favor With Investors
The ETFs with the biggest outflows in 2016 share a few unmistakable themes. Six of the 10 biggest flows losers this year are ETFs tied to international markets, particularly Europe and Japan. Combined, they've seen redemptions totaling more than $30 billion, according to FactSet data. As is typically the case, poor

Focus is on U.S. Presidential Debate
Scheduled for tonight the first U S presidential debate between the two major party nominees Hillary Clinton D and Donald Trump R The debate will not include Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson nor Green Party candidate Jill Stein both of whom failed to reach to 15 polling

The Most Important Debate This Week Is Not The One You Will Watch On TV
The tone for markets this week will be set tomorrow, but not by the event which will likely capture the public’s interest. That would be tonight’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which is forecast to be maybe the most watched TV event in American history. Meanwhile, behind closed doors in Algiers, a