In my view the employment report was relatively strong in many dimensions.  Both private sector and non-farm payrolls were considerably higher than expected and so were the revisions from August.  The jobless rate fell to 5.9%, the lowest rate since July 2008’s level of 6.1%. ...

Equities fluctuated while the dollar extended a four year high and oil led a drop in commodities as the economic data suggested a possible delay in a change in monetary policy and Russia was considering capital controls to stem that country’s exodus of funds....

Yesterday was an ugly day.  Equities declined for a myriad of reasons; including a report from Reuters that Russia may seize foreign assets in retaliation of sanctions, domestic economic data that questions the timing of a change in monetary policy and European economic weakness that...

The mid-term election is quickly approaching.  The narrative is rising the Senate will change hands, the result of poor presidential approval ratings and from steep historical precedence the party of a second term president always loses seats during the mid-term..  Will 2014 be viewed in...