Stocks: anticipator of economic health?

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Stock markets are again heading north while market commentators question the health of the world economy and especially the situation in the U.S. But who is right and who is wrong? This very question prompted me to look at the ability of stock markets to anticipate the fortunes of the underlying economies. Read on … […]






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Marc Faber: U.S. deficit to remain high as far as the eye can see!

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In this Bloomberg interview, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, discusses the U.S. deficit and also comments on financial markets. According to him, the yield of 10-year Treasury Notes will rise to 5% in the medium term. However, in the short run he sees Treasuries rebounding and the US stock markets outperforming emerging markets. […]






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Picture du Jour: U.S. tax deal, in one chart

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This post provides a very neat graphic, summarizing the U.S. tax deal in a single picture. […]






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Gold – supported by seasonal strength

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As shown in this post, November through February are typically strong months for gold bullion. […]






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Be mindful of Santa Claus Rally and other year-end/new-year indicators

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Time will tell whether the year-end/new-year indicators play out according to the historical pattern. Read on … […]






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Stiglitz on the key eco challenges for 2011

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CNBC’s Latha Venkatesh caught up with Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize winning economist from Columbia University, to find out about his outlook for 2011. […]






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