Trump Takes Giant Step Closer to Being America’s 45th President

May 4, 2016

Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican race after losing to Donald Trump by a landslide margin in the Indiana primary.  The Democratic race is not over, by contrast, as Sanders unexpectedly beat Clinton in Indiana.  While Clinton leads by a big margin in the delegate count, she will be drawing criticism from both the […] More

Significant Day for Data Releases

December 4, 2013

The dollar climbed against commodity-sensitive currencies, gaining 1.2% against the Aussie dollar, 0.5% versus the kiwi and 0.1% relative to the loonie. Opec oil ministers meeting in Vienna hope to leave production quotas unchanged in an effort to keep price stable and near $100 per barrel.  WTI oil advanced 1.3% overnight to $97.25 per barrel.  […] More


October 2, 2013

This month’s meeting and press conference of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council is scheduled today rather than on the customary first Thursday because Germany is closed tomorrow for Unity Day.  The ECB is located in Frankfurt.  No change in interest rates is expected, and no significant new revelations are anticipated, either. Two central banks […] More

Japanese and European Stock Prices Head Lower

August 4, 2010

Equities fell 2.1% in Japan, 0.7% in Australia, 0.4% in Singapore and 0.1% in South Korea but firmed 0.6% in Indonesia and the Philippines.  In Europe, stocks have lost 1.2% in Great Britain and Spain, 0.7% in France, and 0.5% in Germany.  Today’s data focal points are various service sector purchasing manager readings and the […] More