If the US falls off the “dairy cliff,” will milk prices double?
A look at the debt ceiling and the Treasury’s extraordinary measures to keep politicians politicking.
There seem to be a number of trends in the energy industry converging—how they play out depends largely (for better or worse) on politicians’ decisions.
While the US’s budget debate is much more real than the (now passed) Mayan doomsday, it’s also highly overstated.
The story of how West German capitalism saved Germany's nutcracker industry during the Cold War.
Key US and Japanese economic data will be released later in the week, however most economic and political news should be light during the holiday shortened week.
US Q3 GDP was revised up on higher personal spending and a downturn in imports. To us, despite headwinds and concerns (which are nearly always present), it’s likely expansion continues ahead.
With the election of Park Geun-hye as Korea’s next president Wednesday, the outlook for free trade appears bright.
This holiday season, it’s time to celebrate what others innovate.
Just as the holiday season is reaching its peak, so are debates about the fiscal cliff … At least, they seem to be getting there.
Japan’s new prime minister pledged to end his nation’s long-running economic funk, but his planned fiscal and monetary stimulus likely won’t combat Japan’s deep structural issues.
Following more QE, it seems to us many in the media are worried about the Fed’s exit strategy when the entry strategy is actually more problematic.
The European Union appointed a banks regulator and the UK approved fracking.
Japanese parliamentary elections, South Korean presidential elections and a grab-bag of US economic news are on tap next week.
The Fed announced more quantitative easing Wednesday—which we think rather ill-advised.
The development and implementation of regulation rooted in 2008’s financial crisis has largely been slow. And overall, that’s a good thing.
In honor of NAFTA’s 19th birthday, a brief look at the myriad benefits of free trade.
France's attempt to conserve energy use may have unintended consequences.
The US government’s study on natural gas exports seems to have reached a sensible conclusion, though perhaps for just the obvious reasons.
Two Greek defaults couldn’t derail markets in 2012.
A number of US economic reports, Federal Reserve and European Council meetings are scheduled for next week.
Fiscal cliff talks in Washington took a turn toward another political machination—the debt ceiling—something you might remember from … 91 times before.
No matter the political hubbub that follows, Britain’s 2013 budget plans clearly show austerity is still a misnomer, at least in the UK.
A look at some of Tuesday’s international squabbling over financial regulation.
With technical analysis, a unique interpretation is essential to gain advantage—and fundamentals are essential to that unique interpretation.
Alleged connections between manufacturing’s contraction and the fiscal cliff seem, well, manufactured.
Often, the unintended consequences of government action are rather predictable—sometimes, though, even the unintended consequences are a surprise.
What does the UK government’s in-fighting over press regulation mean for UK markets?
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