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Emerging Markets: The Week Ahead (Feb 25-Mar 1), Waxing Optimistic About Brazil's Economy
Article By: Interactive Brokers
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST
Brazil’s calendar will be somewhat light on economic releases in the week ahead, with updates that include unemployment, GDP, consumer confidence and manufacturing.
In this article: BZF
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How Much Oil Does Saudi Arabia Really Have?
Article By: Robert Rapier
Monday, February 18, 2019 5:54 AM EST
Saudi Arabia’s official crude oil reserves numbers have been doubted by many for years, but those doubts may not be justified.
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Venezuela: Poster Child For Socialism
Article By: Mises Institute
Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:00 PM EST
There is no more recent example of the many theoretically apparent pitfalls of socialism coming to life than in Venezuela.
In this article: OILB
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Mexico's Output Growth Slows In The Fourth Quarter
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:02 AM EST
Mexico’s economy grew an annualized 1.2 percent in fourth quarter 2018 after expanding 3.4 percent in the third quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.1 percent in 2018 (fourth quarter/fourth quarter).
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The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us From Transforming Our Economy
Article By: Ellen Brown
Monday, February 11, 2019 10:44 AM EST
Venezuela’s problems are not the result of the government issuing money and using it to hire people to build infrastructure, provide essential services and expand economic development.
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Building Connections With Active Labor Market Policies
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:00 PM EST
"Passive" labor market policies involve paying money to the unemployed, like unemployment insurance. "Active" labor market policies involve a range of programs to assist the unemployed in finding jobs.
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The Battle For Venezuela’s Gold Serves As A Lesson In Counterparty Risk
Article By: Stefan Gleason
Friday, February 8, 2019 12:53 AM EST
He who controls the gold makes the rules. That old adage applies aptly to the present crisis in Venezuela.
In this article: OILB
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Brazil: Rates To Stay On Hold
Article By: ING Economics
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:31 AM EST
The case for a rate hike in Brazil this year has weakened sharply.
In this article: FXE, FXA, UUP
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Will The Problems In Venezuela Spell Trouble For Investments?
Video By: Lee Munson
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:21 PM EST
What does Venezuela have to do with the price at the pump? I was asked to discuss the troubling events in Venezuela. Fox Business producers simply wanted to know: how does this affect the average American investor?
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The Terminal
Article By: Phil Flynn
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Buyers of Venezuelan crude are stymied and do not want to commit to paying for the crude oil until they know they are paying the right people.
In this article: OILB
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Greenback Remains Firm - Tuesday, Feb. 5
Article By: Marc Chandler
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:10 AM EST
The US dollar is little firmer against most of the major currencies.
In this article: FXE, FXB, FXC, OILB, FXA
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Flotilla Of Venezuelan Oil Tankers Stranded In Gulf Of Mexico
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:09 AM EST
US sanctions against Venezuelan oil firm PDVSA have left a flotilla of ships carrying some 7 million barrels of Venezuelan crude stranded in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Subdued Start To Quiet Week
Article By: Marc Chandler
Monday, February 4, 2019 7:53 AM EST
The Lunar New Year celebration made for a quiet Asian session while a light diary in Europe saw subdued turnover. Equity markets are narrowly mixed.
In this article: FXE, FXA, FXB, FXC, UUP
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Charting The Decline Of Venezuela’s Oil Industry
Article By: Robert Rapier
Monday, February 4, 2019 5:27 AM EST
The problems in Venezuela’s oil industry can be traced back to several key decisions that took place over the past 20 years.
In this article: BP, COP, CVX, XOM, OILB
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Don’t Be A Rate Pig: Watch Your Maturities
Video By: Steve McDonald
Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:02 PM EST
The shorter a bond’s maturity, the less it will fluctuate in value when rates move against you. A rate pig is someone who ignores maturity and the quality of the underlying fundamentals and just goes for the highest rate.
In this video: ARGT
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The Week Ahead Is Mostly About Digestion
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:00 AM EST
The one-two punch of robust jobs growth and an upbeat surprise from the ISM, helped by a large rise in new orders, boosted yields off their lows, but prices seem rich unless the economy or inflation weaken significantly.
In this article: UDN, UUP, FXM
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