Economic Data/News

Guild Investment's Global Market Commentary: ​The U.S. Economy and Stock Market

Guild Investment Management | |

The real risks to the U.S. are not current trends, but future trends caused by two possible forces.

Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

Visual Capitalist | |

The world map you know is totally wrong. Check out this clever graphic, which helps put into perspective the true size of countries.

Is There a Shortage of Skilled Labor? Point, Counterpoint

Mish Shedlock | |

Companies complain about a shortage of labor. Is the complaint real or imaginary?

Is Silence Golden?

Sunshine Profits | |

On Thursday, the FOMC published the monetary policy statement from its latest meeting that took place on November 7-8. In line with the expectations, the US central bank kept the federal funds rate...

The Market is Shaky At Best | |

Discussion of economic indicators around the globe including the election, Italy and the Eurozone and the rising dollar and interest rates.

US Stocks Move Broadly Lower in Early Trade; Oil Rising

Associated Press | |

U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Monday, weighed down by losses in technology companies and banks.

Stocks End Busy Week Mostly Higher

Adam Sarhan | |

The two big events were the midterm election and the Fed meeting. Both events matched estimates and that helped the market rally.

Trade War... Not!

Ivan Illán | |

Recent trade data shows the U.S. is not entering into a global trade war.

Pressures Rise for Homebuilders as Rates Hit 7-Year High

Associated Press | |

The beating for homebuilders is continuing as rising interest rates and home prices keep potential buyers on the sidelines.

Election Impact: Health Care Stocks Jump Following Midterms

Associated Press | |

The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn't produce any big surprises.