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Initial estimates suggest the economy expanded at a 2.1% annual rate during the second quarter. Analysts had expected a 1.8% increase. The increase was the result of increased consumer spending. Excluding the volatile trade and ...

Many times I have commented about the massive proliferation of passive investing and how it is impacting trading mechanics.  According to the Index Industry Association, benchmarking giants like S & P Global Inc., MSCI Inc., and the London Stock Exchange Group PLC, has created 438,000...

Is inflation increasing? The narrative has been myopically focused upon deflation for a myriad of reasons. Last week’s release of both the PPI and CPI indicated that inflation is perhaps accelerating....

FRB Chair Yellen suggested yesterday the central bank might delay, but not abandon, planned interest rate increases in response to recent turmoil in financial markets. Yellen also stated the obvious that the turbulence had “significantly” tightened financial conditions by pushing down stock prices, pushing up...

Equities staged a rebound to close virtually unchanged from over a 1.0% deficit following a statement from a Federal Reserve official that policy moves are not predetermined amid the recent market turmoil. The dollar weakened and oil fell....

When I came into the industry about 30 years ago I unknowingly cold called a legendary icon.  The gentleman politely interrupted me partially through the presentation and gave me some unsolicited advice, advice that I believe is more poignant today than in years’ past....