A brief look at economic data and geopolitical events in the week ahead and MarketMinder’s view.
It is a mistake to underestimate the political willingness of those in Europe to support the euro.
Investing in stocks requires a keen eye for what to fret and what not to—and at times, an iron stomach.
Lessons for stock market investors from one college football fan’s perspective.
Our minds were divided Tuesday, covering North Korean agricultural reforms, demographic argument debunking and transcontinental airline merger proposals largely underpinned by silly legislation.
The UK announced plans to create a state-backed development bank—a rather odd way to help boost lending, prompted by a rather odd bit of political theater.
Housing data strengthened recently—potentially providing another tailwind to already resilient US economic growth.
Global central banks’ recent actions have some folks fearing hot inflation once again.
Various government bodies are considering changes to the way the financial system is monitored and regulated—and the suggestions don’t strike us as the best ideas.
As the US presidential election draws closer, it provides an opportune time to look at other elections globally.
Monday, Occupy Wall Street celebrated its first birthday—but September is actually chock full of anniversaries, several of which are arguably far more important.
The US and China’s trade relationship got a bit frostier Monday, but minor spats between the two haven’t much impacted bilateral trade over the past decade.
India’s government announced sensible economic reforms Friday. But it remains to be seen whether they’ll go into effect.
Greece has finally found a sensible way to fix its economy—so why do some in Brussels object?
The Fed announced QE3 and the continuation of Operation Twist Thursday, but what does it mean moving forward?
Europe was busy Wednesday, with some potentially significant steps toward resolution underway.
One interesting shift in economic activity was paired with two widely held misperceptions Tuesday.
The latest on Greek budget negotiations and Germany’s upcoming court ruling on the ESM.
A shrinking workforce took the shine off August’s falling unemployment rate, but history shows the economy can grow and employment improve as labor force participation falls.
The ECB announced new measures to protect the euro Thursday, which likely buy the monetary union more time—but still aren’t a silver bullet.
The World Economic Forum’s most recent competitiveness rankings have some interesting lessons for all.
Neither market history nor current events should give investors an automatic reason to fear September.
Friday, all eyes were on Jackson Hole, but the real action happened in Frankfurt.
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