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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…

GFLC 2015

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…


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…


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…

Capital Funding

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…


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…

Carbon Trading

The Ambitious March of the Global Carbon Market

Commodity traders know how to deal in the hard stuff. Throughout history, farmers, producers and merchants have coalesced at vital…


Weekly Outlook: Economics Nobel & Producer Prices

The Nobel prize in economics was announced this morning. We’ve covered some of the candidates and winners in the past….


Weekly Outlook: Rate Hike Indicators

  Once again, the week opens with eyes toward rate hikes, or lack thereof. FOMC minutes are due Thursday, providing…

Gold Standard

How Central Bank Policy is Impacting Gold

One can’t talk about the gold market without examining the unprecedented role that central banks are playing on a global scale…


Weekly Outlook: Lots of Fed Speeches

  You might have heard the Fed decided not to raise rates at its September meeting last week. That might…

Silver Price Mechanism

Q&A: A New Price for Silver Markets

Silver markets have changed substantially from a year ago. In August 2014, spot prices hovered around $20 and were in…