Expecting a Market Downturn? Make Sure You're Following the 'Noah Rule'

Frank Holmes | |

“Predicting rain doesn’t count, building an ark does.”

Can the Chinese Economy Withstand Further Trade Discussions? | |

The "Phase One" trade deal is not comprehensive, and the ongoing pressure will continue to impact the world's second largest economy.

Retail Sales Up Just 0.2% as Holiday Shopping Starts Slowly

AP News | |

The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in November, down from 0.4% in October.

US Stocks Open Higher as Central Banks Stand Pat on Rates

AP News | |

The European Central Bank followed the Federal Reserve in leaving interest rates unchanged.

US Wholesale Prices Unchanged in November as Energy Prices Cool

AP News | |

Core wholesale inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food costs, actually fell 0.2%.

Is It Time to Go for Defensive Stocks? | |

While economists aren't forecasting a recession yet, defensive stocks are outperforming growth stocks.

Is the Fed Gearing Up for a New Round of Quantitative Easing? Here Are the Possible Signs

Frank Holmes | |

The Fed’s balance sheet is expanding again for the first time since the bank began to unwind in 2017.

Consumers Party On | |

Consumer sentiment is at its highest level since May.

Prepare for an Event-Loaded Week

Ivan Martchev | |

The UK election, the Chinese tariff deadline, impeachment proceedings and an Fed meeting are all on the docket this week.

EUR/USD: Three Signs Pointing to a Bullish Outlook

FXStreet | |

Green shoots in the euro-zone economies support the common currency. Optimism that the US and China will avoid another escalation has been weighing on the dollar.

Blockchain in Healthcare - Discussion at the EU Parliament

From the recent Blockchain For Europe Summit in Brussels: Panel on Digital Health - How Blockchain technology can make health care systems more patient-centric and sustainable


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