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Monday Outlook: Housing and Equities

  This week, the focus is on housing markets as the FHFA Index is announced Tuesday followed by new home…

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Monday Outlook: A Spring Thaw for Consumers

  U.S. retail sales for March were released today, and the news is good. Overall retail sales saw a 1.1…

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Market Update: Extreme Volatility in Stocks

  It’s been a volatile week for equities markets, led by the Nasdaq which saw one of its worst weeks…

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Marc Faber: A Stock Market Crash is Coming

  They don’t call him Dr. Doom for nothing. Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, proclaimed…

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Coal Futures in a Clean Coal Future

  In a recent cover story for Wired, Charles C. Mann writes that coal produces more than 40 percent of…

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Jim O’Neill Isn’t Too Worried About Emerging Markets

Former Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs Jim O’Neill  (2001-2011), who famously coined the “BRIC” acronym that the world now uses…

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: INDIA’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER

  India begins voting for its next Prime Minister today, which will likely have an effect on financial markets and…

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PIMCO’s Crescenzi on Stocks vs. Bonds

  Pimco’s Tony Crescenzi appeared on CNBC’s Futures Now Thursday to discuss the March jobs report arriving Friday, and the impact…

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A Cinderella Story from the Trading World

When the CME Group Trading Challenge wrapped up in March, four schools from three continents claimed the top prizes, including…

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Monday Outlook: A New Year for USDA Reports

  The USDA released today the highly anticipated Prospective Plantings report. The headline figure might be the 91.7 million acre…

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USDA Reports Remain Important Tools in Ag Markets

Agriculture markets and market participants have grown very sophisticated over the years, with technological improvements and new ways to gather…

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Monday Outlook: Focus on Housing

  The story this week may be home sales. Following a double digit overall gain in 2013 in the Case-Shiller…