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Weekly Outlook: Oil and Consumer Confidence

Oil markets will remain on watch this week as prices have reached levels not seen in nearly four years. Later…

Buzzfeed Editor: Free Speech Important in Social Media Regulation

Last November, we sat down with leading voices in media to discuss the issue of social media regulation surrounding advertising…

Market Update: What Does Unemployment Below 4% Mean?

The April unemployment number came in below four percent for the first time this century. However, wage growth was modest….

Asia’s Growing Role in Energy Trading

Two complementary forces are driving the global energy markets at present – U.S. supply and Asian demand. The U.S. story…

Weekly Outlook: Fed Officials and GDP

This week, we’ll see several Federal Reserve officials speak in the wake of last week’s rate hike announcement. We will…

Weekly Outlook: Powell’s First FOMC Meeting

The Federal Reserve meets this week, and a rate hike is highly anticipated in Jay Powell’s first meeting as Fed…

Weekly Outlook: CPI and Growth Forecasts

Market watchers and traders will be paying attention to Tuesday’s CPI report to see where the U.S. stands with inflation….

Weekly Outlook: Jobs and Oil Discussion

The vote in Italy may have resulted in a hung parliament on Sunday, which could weigh on markets this week….

Three Leading Economists on What to Look For in 2018

How will the U.S. economy fare in 2018? It’s a question foremost on the minds of investors trying to chart…

Precious Metals Markets Are Bouncing Back

As one of the oldest transferable stores of value, gold, silver and other precious metals have always had their place…

Weekly Outlook: Continued Volatility Ahead?

After the market correction in equities last week, questions loom over what to expect this week from both equity and…

Lower Costs, Structural Changes Driving FX Futures Growth

Changing behavior by sell-side participants is bringing new participants to the FX futures market, according to research by Greenwich Associates….