Key Global Economic Data to Monitor for July-2016

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Hillbent’s calendar of market moving events for July-2016 is now published (see calendar below). This month will be active and significant for some of the major central banks as they provide investors with official insights, hopefully void of knee-jerk reactions and political propaganda since what’s done is done, on economic conditions post-Brexit . Events from […]

Raoul Pal: How to Predict and Assign Probability to Economic Boom and Bust Cycles

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Distinguished investor, Raoul Pal, shares  insights on probabilities when it comes to predicting the booms and busts of economic business cycles. Today’s video is approximately 40 minutes long, but I wager that you will learn more practical information from it than any one or two university semesters crammed with economic courses and reading. Instead, keep […]

Brazil Is Still Unraveling

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Damn!!! What else can one say? Does it get any uglier than this? I mentioned Brazil in a previous report posted at Seeking Alpha and I think this Bloomberg video (see below) only underscores it. Hopefully, the economic turmoil will stay contained and not spread to other parts of Latin America. Venezuela is already a […]

FRB Update (Dec-16-2015): FOMC Announcement and Economic Forecasts

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As expected the Fed raised its interest rates and it looks like any further action taken will be gradual as it is willing to remain accommodative. Regarding its two mandates of full employment and target inflation @ 2.0%, it currently perceives “considerable” improvement occurring in the labor market and is “reasonably confident” over the medium term that inflation […]