Written by Gary
Global Markets are in the red this morning with the U.S. stock futures indexes off a half percentage point as weak Chinese trade data rekindled fears about the health of the global economy. European markets are lower with shares in Germany leading the slide with the DAX down 1.34% while France's CAC 40 is off 1.26% and London's FTSE 100 is lower by 0.96%.
US markets are expected to open lower with investors sitting on wallets awaiting 3rd. Quarter corporate earnings reports.
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Early Headlines: China Imports Crash, Asia And Europe Markets Lower, Obamacare Dropouts, U.S. Banks 'Nationalized', Earth Cracks The Moon And More
Written by John Lounsbury
Early Bird Headlines 13 October 2015
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Infographic Of The Day: An Observer's Guide To Solar Eclipses
This years solar eclipse occurred on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. It was a partial solar eclipse that was visible primarily from South Africa and Antarctica.
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by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner
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Amongst the numerous other problems we have with Climate Change, Population Overshoot and Geopolitical Conflict, one of the main worries these days amongst KollapsniksTM is the residue of the Nuclear Power Industry which grew up in the aftermath of WWII, when a few brilliant scientists applied the ideas Albert Einstein had about the equivalence of Matter and Energy, most remembered by the famous equation E=mc2.
Forward Markets: Macro Strategy Review for October 2015
by Jim Welsh with David Martin, Forward Markets
In February when we wrote the March 2015 Macro Strategy Review (MSR), we predicted that there would be very little acceleration in average hourly earnings in coming months from the 2.2% annual increase that had prevailed since the spring of 2010.
12Oct2015 Market Close: Falling Oil Prices Keep Averages From Advancing As Investors Worry About Thi
12Oct2015 Market Update: WTI Oil Slipping Seriously, Averages Can't Advance Through Resistance, Inve
12Oct2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Futures Trading At The Unchanged Line, WTI Trading Near The $50 Lev
The National Federation of Independent Business's (NFIB) optimism index improved 0.2 to 96.1 - and still not above the 42 year average of 98.. The market was expecting the index between 94.8 to 96.5 with consensus at 95.8.