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Weekly Outlook: Fed Nomination and OPEC

Two events are likely to dominate headlines this week. OPEC officials will meet Thursday to decide whether more crude oil…

Weekly Outlook: FOMC and Thanksgiving

The week is highlighted by a holiday in the U.S. on Thursday, and the release of FOMC minutes on Wednesday….

David Axelrod Talks Fake News and Its Role in Politics

Looking back on his days as a city hall reporter for the Chicago Tribune, David Axelrod recalled a message one…

Index Fund Innovator: “It’s Been a Tech World For Decades”

The two pioneers of index funds have a message for long-term investors: the tech stock boom is nothing new. “One…

Facebook and Twitter Have Changed News. Now What?

As “fake news” became a buzzword — in fact, one dictionary’s word of the year — it also brought up…

GFLC Day Two WrapUp

Day two at the Global Financial Leadership Conference featured leading voices in business, politics and media addressing the the roles…

Bremmer, Vance: Tech May Hold Key to America’s Political Future

There’s little question about technology’s expanding role in politics. The 2016 U.S. election was practically waged on social media, with…

Weekly Outlook: Global Financial Leadership Conference

This week is the tenth Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) in Naples, Florida. The CME Group-hosted event annually draws big…

Weekly Outlook: New Fed Chair and Tax Plan

After a week heavy on economic news — including a new jobs report, new Fed chair and new tax proposal…

Weekly Outlook: FOMC, Jobs Report

It’s that rare week when the FOMC meeting and the jobs report come just two days apart. There shouldn’t be…

Weekly Outlook: U.S. and U.K. GDP

Both the U.S. and U.K. report early looks at third quarter GDP this week. Those key economic indicators coincide with…

Weekly Outlook: Words of The Fed

Another week. Another economic calendar full of speeches by Fed Presidents and officials.  The highlight, however, may come Wednesday when…