Led by technologies US equities advanced as China lowered the amount of cash lenders must set aside as reserves by the most since 2008 to support the economy amid the slowest expansion in six years.  The Euro halted its best winning streak in a year...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

Equites rallies yesterday as energy shares surged, a surge predicated by a 5.8% jump in crude.  For the month of April, energy shares in the S & P 500 have gained 6.8%, on track for the best month since January 2013 according to Bloomberg.  ...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

Earning season commences this week as 36 multinational S & P companies post profits.  The practice of reducing earnings forecasts so low that everyone can beat it is something that I have discussed many times.  However an argument can be made that a “beat” is...

Regulatory officials are now becoming concerned of the illiquidity of the bond market.  There is now little debate whether or not regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis is affecting trading as a new consensus is being formed that it is just a matter of...

At one time oil rallied over 2% yesterday.  Dow Jones wrote on a closing basis oil has moved over 2% forty two times this year, more than the total number of such moves over the past three years.  Perhaps it is a gross understatement that...

Have oil prices bottomed?  Was the high profile merger between two industry behemoths an indicator of prices bottoming and the harbinger of mergers to occur?  Wire services report in order for the merger to be economically feasible, oil is expected to average $67 barrel in...

Many times I have commented about the bifurcation between the indices and the typical stock as many now are chasing returns via closet indexing.  For those, such as me, who rely upon sector analysis via geopolitical and macroeconomic trends, the last 12-15 months have been...