China has shown a historical tendency to goose growth during party transition years. Here’s a look at why that’s unlikely to be a mere coincidence.
Corporate earnings grew again in Q4—the ninth straight quarter of growth.
Oil prices have risen lately, resurrecting some old theories regarding their impact.
Greece continued to make incremental progress Thursday, and additional signs of the eurozone’s multispeed economy emerged.
The administration announced Wednesday its corporate tax plan, generating predictable noise from both sides of the aisle—but what do markets most likely distill from the din?
The Dow touched 13,000 Tuesday—an interesting but insignificant signpost.
Recent news and plans on taxes show politicians globally seem to misunderstand some pretty basic concepts.
As the US approves construction of the first new nuclear power plant in three decades, Germany's policy seems tilted the other direction.
Recent Spanish bond auctions show ample coverage and sustainable yields. Looking ahead, because of persistently dour expectations, even mild positives should be a nice tailwind for stocks.
Eurozone GDP for Q4 2011 came out Wednesday but probably surprised very few—thereby lessening the likelihood it surprises markets much either.
A look at reasons to be bullish on China in 2012.
Greece’s parliament passed a key austerity vote on Sunday, but that’s just one mile marker in a grueling marathon.
Trade data rolled in from many parts of the world globally. And they were met with typical deficit-and-surplus rhetoric.
Eurozone officials continue to show ample willingness to forestall a sudden and disorderly euro breakup.
Greek debt talks are down to the wire. But what does that mean?
2012 isn’t just a US election year—globally it’s an active election year.
Despite recent improvements in unemployment data, many still argue government isn’t doing or hasn’t done enough in that area—an argument which largely ignores several positives at work.
Here are over 20 numbers to help illustrate a data-packed Friday.
I’ve reviewed many a doom-and-gloom financial book in this space. Here’s one more for the collection.
Contrary to popular belief, price ceilings like rent control frequently have the exact opposite of the intended effect. Fortunately, the Supreme Court may soon have an opportunity to end rent control altogether—to the benefit of all involved parties.
A look at falling Italian and Spanish debt yields.
We expected 2011 to be the pause that refreshed the bull market. So what should 2012 have in store for investors?
As a source of export demand, the eurozone in aggregate is significant to the UK. But this total view doesn’t tell the full story.
A look at some misperceptions we came across in our regular internet perusal Tuesday.
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