To us one of the most disturbing effects of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere is how they have unleashed—or to be more precise, further unveiled—a perhaps unprecedented level of raw anger many Americans feel these days.
Read more about Food, Energy and Water 11-23-15
As the horrific attacks in Paris demonstrated yet again, we live in a very unsafe world. With Europe and the Middle East particularly vulnerable to sudden disruptive events, it leaves the U.S. – not to jinx anything – distinguished as a relatively safe place to be. Read more about Psychological and Economic Boost 11-16-15
Friday’s employment report was better than expected and according to the Fed futures tabulators, the report moved the needle to favor of a Fed rate hike in December. If anything, this thinking was compounded by gains in the Chinese stock market despite a weak trade data report. Read more about Okay but Not Robust Economy 11-09-15
Here we go again. The Fed, seemingly desperate to raise interest rates, last week told us that the next two employment reports will be the critical determinants in their December decision. Read more about U.S. No Longer the World’s Economic Sun
Mexico just dodged a bullet. Hurricane Patricia was the fastest forming, most intense hurricane ever seen in the Western Hemisphere, but in the end, mercifully, it caused relatively little damage. Yes, it left some major flooding in its wake but apparently caused no deaths, and given the storm’s intensity, the relatively little property damage proved fairly minor. Read more about Stock to Hold for Very Rainy Days 10-26-15