February’s capital goods orders missed estimates, but capital goods remain an economic bright spot.
Some interesting, free-market oriented developments in Japan may be afoot.
Investors focused on political brouhaha miss important fundamental drivers.
A look at what may be motivating German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
What should one take from mathematical attempts at forecasting?
Amid rising rates globally, recently elevated Spanish and Italian yields Thursday might not mean what many folks think.
Handicapping the likely primary future source(s) of global energy—in light of solar panel manufacturers’ recent acquisition of a new handicap … er, tariff.
Tuesday’s news review revealed some interesting—if frustrating—global government regulations.
Three books exploring the intersections of faith, economics and investing.
Despite some protectionist politicking, EU trade is getting freer.
While many focus on oil prices’ potential demand-side effects, there is another side to this story.
Roughly three and a half years after its hotly debated birth, TARP’s bank bailout doesn’t seem much like the black hole many feared.
The CBOE introduced a new benchmark index Tuesday—is it the silver bullet investors have been waiting for?
What's in store for year four?
The Fed announced stress test results Tuesday—revealing mostly healthy financial institutions.
One year after the Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese economy is displaying its resilience.
Data from both the private sector and government illustrate healing labor markets.
Before falling prey to media and election year rhetoric, let’s put America’s debt into perspective.
Friday marks the close of the bull market’s third year—and, in our view, likely the start of a more robust fourth year.
A brief look at some of Wednesday’s global news items, including Spain’s attempt at irony and Hungary’s latest tempest.
Nigerian gasoline subsidies stand as a poignant reminder that free markets generally allocate capital far more efficiently than governments.
In an intriguing confluence of events, the UK and France may separately enact legislation that overall does more harm than good—another hard-learned lesson of regulation’s common unintended consequences.
An in-depth look at Greece’s ongoing private-sector debt restructuring.
Before regulators suggest banks dial back their criticisms of planned rules and regulations, perhaps they should keep their confidence in check.
Upon closer inspection, fears of manufacturing’s long-term decline are unfounded.
What to make of the pending Irish referendum on the EU’s new fiscal compact?
Investors should beware allowing popular misconceptions and common media assessments to blindside them when it comes to assessing the economy’s and markets’ overall status.
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