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Weekly Outlook: Yellen Remarks and Grain Outlook

Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivers her semi-annual testimony to Congress this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Market watchers will be…

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Weekly Outlook: FOMC and GDP

The FOMC holds its January meeting this week, and the Fed is widely expected to hold interest rates steady for…

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Our Top 5 Financial Posts of 2015

One of the biggest financial market stories of the year was China’s effort to internationalize the renminbi, from new clearing…

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Our Top 5 Commodity Posts of 2015

Commodities across the board experienced historical price declines in 2015. We can look to the global oil glut, growth decline…

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Weekly Outlook: Rate Hike Coming?

The moment of truth arrives this week. The FOMC meets Tuesday and Wednesday, and most economists expect the Fed to…

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As Food Prices Fall, A Change in Policy Coming for China?

  China has a practice of embracing market forces on its own terms, particularly when it comes to commodities, where…

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From NBC to Twitter: Is it Healthier to Get News Online?

The shift in news consumption to digital platforms continues at a rapid pace. On this everyone can agree.  Active Twitter…

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Hagel, Panetta, Schwarzenegger Headline GFLC

The eighth Global Financial Leadership Conference begins November 16 in Naples, Florida. Highlighted by former Presidential cabinet members, CEOs and…

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Weekly Outlook:  Rate Hike Coming?

All signs appear to point to a rate hike from the Federal Reserve at their December meeting. Friday’s strong jobs…

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Weekly Outlook: Fed Remarks and Jobs

Though the Fed ultimately decided not to hike rates in September, the most recent FOMC statement revealed that there is…

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How U.S. and EU Capital Markets Are Different

At the end of September, the EU Commission released its action plan for establishing a Capital Markets Union. The release marked phase…

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A New Tool for Navigating Energy Markets

  Over the last year, oil has been in the spotlight following a 50 percent drop in prices due to…