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MARKET UPDATE: GOODBYE JULY

  As the June expiration arrived for equity futures today, Jack explains how the futures settlement can be above the…

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Fed Rate Increase Could Come Sooner Than You Think

If the U.S. economy keeps growing, even modestly in the second half of 2014, and that is very likely, a…

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At Last, Some Trends to Follow in the Brent Market

  Events in the Middle East strongly influence price behavior in the Brent crude market and the recent instability in…

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Monday Outlook: FOMC and Jobs

  This week promises to be one of the pivotal ones. With an FOMC meeting beginning Wednesday and non-farm payrolls…

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BlackRock Strategist: Correction Not Far Away

  Russ Koesterich, the chief investment strategist at BlackRock, predicted that the equities market could get nasty and a correction…

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: A LOOK AT FOOD INFLATION

  As the Fed looks to inflation as a major indicator on when to raise the target federal funds rate,…

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Food Price Inflation and El Nino

Food price inflation is increasing sharply in the U.S.  Only last December, food prices were just 1.05 percent higher than…

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Race to CME Globe: Mo Martin Wins With Accuracy

  Melissa (Mo) Martin arrived at Royal Birkdale for the Ricoh Women’s British Open ranked 99th in the world having…

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Monday Outlook: Yellen Testifies

  Though it may not produce any concrete answers about the Fed’s future plans, Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress this…

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India’s New Government Puts the Rupee in Focus

Markets are rallying in anticipation that India is ready to embrace serious economic and financial reform. The landslide victory of…

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The Great Rebalancing of China’s Steel Market

As China’s economy continues its weak start to 2014, the metals industry has been bearing the brunt of the correction. …

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: U.S. OIL BOOM

  In a relatively slow week for major economic reports, it might be a physical commodity that will take center…