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June’s PPI rose by 0.5%, more than the forecasted 0.3% gain and the largest increase since May 2015.  April prices rose by 0.4%.  For the 12 months prices are up 0.3%, the biggest year to year gain since December 2014....

Typically bond investors and economists have little difference of opinion. Today the gap is huge. According to economists surveyed by the WSJ, the Fed Funds rate should climb to 2% in a two year period. Ten year treasury investors with a yield at 2.04% do...

Stocks led by energy rallied yesterday on the belief that monetary policy will remain unchanged until March 2016, perhaps under the simplistic guise of “bad is good.” September’s ISM non-manufacturing data disappointed albeit the data is consistent with GDP growth of 3.5%. Even allowing for...

Equites rose yesterday, led by the sectors that were battered in the worst selloff since the third quarter of 2011. As widely known some sectors have plunged about 25% since June 30. Some of the must owned names in these sectors are down over 35%...

Today is the last day of the third quarter, a quarter that most would like to forget as the S & P 500 staged its largest 90 day decline in four years. The Russell 2000 is in its longest slump since 2006 and is down...

It is getting ugly.  The Bloomberg World Mining Index fell to the lowest level in almost seven years.  Other gauges fell to levels last experienced in 2013....

Markets traded lower Friday on August’s employment data.  I believe the statistics were mixed and can be used to make a case for or against a rate hike at the upcoming FOMC meeting.  I again ask does 0.25% really matter economically?  Unfortunately it...