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Weekly Outlook: Confidence Readings

This week, we will get a fresh look at confidence heading into the holiday season — from both consumers and agricultural producers.  Tuesday…

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Weekly Outlook: Thanksgiving and Consumers

More people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year than any year in nearly a decade. That is due…

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Weekly Outlook: Election, OPEC

It doesn’t get much bigger than this. The U.S. election is Tuesday, with lots of questions not only about who…


Weekly Outlook: FOMC and Jobs

The monthly index on farm prices is released later Monday. The big news of the week, however, will come from…


Weekly Outlook: Fed Speeches and Earnings

The week kicks off with several Fed speeches, and we’ll get the latest look at U.S. 3rd quarter GDP on Friday….

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Weekly Outlook: Nobel Prize and More Fed News

The week kicked off with the early morning news of two new winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences….


Weekly Outlook: Fed Outlook and Oil

Several Fed speeches are scheduled throughout this week, with four Fed Governors speaking on Friday. Here is this week’s economic…


Weekly Outlook: Fed Speeches

Following last week’s FOMC decision to hold interest rates steady for now, all eyes this week will be on remarks…


Weekly Outlook: Housing and FOMC

It’s all about housing and the FOMC this week. The National Association of Home Builders showed improved confidence from U.S….

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Market Update: Quadruple Expiration Friday

While expirations are happening throughout the day today, Jack Bouroudjian reminds us that there is still a big question mark…

Dr. Nouriel Roubini will be the featured speaker, on Sept. 14, at CME Group’s Precious Metals Dinner in New York City

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, , renowed economist from New York University’s Stern School of Business, will be the featured speaker this evening,…

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Market Update: Expiration

The market rallied back, and Jack Bouroudjian reminds us to take this into account when there is Expiration on Friday….