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Netflix and Tesla Lead High P/E Stocks Down

Among the stocks taking the biggest nose dive in Monday morning’s equity market plunge were some recent high flyers, some of which have been showing signs of correction in recent days. ...
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Another Push-Out on Rate Hike Timing Expectation

The latest news from the economic and Federal Reserve front is pointing to a rate hike cycle that should not begin in September. That remains a debate, but Fed Funds ...
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China PMI Hits 77-Month Low

According to the August Early Caixin Manufacturing PMI for China, the measure hit a 77-month low. The research firm reported the number was 47.1 points. The final PMI for the sector ...
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Is the Fed Now Just Targeting December for Fed Funds Rate Hike?

There are many indicators that the investment community, business owners and consumers might use to judge the future of interest rates. Now that fed funds have been at a targeted ...
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Leading Indicators Tick Lower in July

The Conference Board has released its reading on leading economic indicators (LEI) for the month of July. Readers might want to be warned that "leading" may be a bit of ...
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Philly Fed Strong, but Not Enough

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank has released its regional Business Outlook Survey for the month of August, and it is looking far better than the recent Empire State manufacturing report ...
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FOMC Minutes Break Early, Tightening Risks Remain

The minutes from the July 28 to July 29 Federal Open Market Committee's meeting are signaling low inflation and some weakness in the world, but the trajectory for a rate ...
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Russian Retail, Car Sales Tanking

Retail sales in Russia plunged 9.2% year over year in July and have declined by 8.1% in the first seven months of 2015. Sales of new cars were down 27.5% ...
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CPI Shows That Inflation Remains Tame

Lower energy prices continue to keep inflation tame. In July, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) ticked higher for the sixth consecutive month, but only by 0.1% on the headline CPI ...
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Could China Devaluing the Yuan Actually be Good Long-Term?

Telling US exporters that their goods are going to be even less competitive is not likely going to sound like good news. Neither is deflation. And China's recent surprise devaluation ...
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Meet the New Dallas Fed President

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has announced who will formally replace Richard Fisher, who retired earlier this year, as the new president and chief executive officer of the district ...
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New York Fed Empire Manufacturing Falls Off a Cliff

If you were looking for a hope of recovering manufacturing and exports, chances are high that the August reading of the Empire State Manufacturing Survey is not going to be ...
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The Troubled Economy of Brazil by the Numbers

With its huge oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, rocked by bribery probes, problems with back taxes and falling oil prices, the Brazilian economy has been injured and ...
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El Niño Shaping Up to Bring Relief to Drought-Stricken California

The 2015-2016 winter season is shaping up to be among the wettest ever along the west coast of the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released updated ...
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Consumer Sentiment Ticks Lower in August

The University of Michigan has released its preliminary report on consumer sentiment for August. While this report is a smaller sampling than many statisticians are willing to consider a large ...
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