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Why so Bearish? How Hidden Bias Is Sinking Global Stocks
It’s been a shaky start to 2016 for global stock markets, with substantial falls across all international markets, followed by some weak rallies. The overall... Read more
Mushy Peas? Not Anymore. Peas Are a Superfood!
Legumes are a curious food. Some say they are a superfood. They are indeed the only food that gets prominent double billing in the USDA’s... Read more
10 Ways Work Will Change in 2016
1. More work, more flexibility. For some of us, the holidays are already a distant memory and the year ahead looks busier than ever. Studies... Read more
A Month After Raising Rates, Fed Faces Darker Global Economy
WASHINGTON—Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded... Read more
The Marketing Corner: A Look Ahead to Generation Z
Marketers wear many hats. In addition to determining the right marketing mix (price, product, and promotion), it behooves marketers to have a line of sight... Read more
Global Policymakers Seek to Reassure After Market Turbulence
DAVOS, Switzerland—At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016... Read more
Why Do Oil Prices Keep Going Down?
Global stock markets have been in a tailspin this week. And the sinking price of oil received at least some of the blame. Just this... Read more
Stocks Slide as Oil Tumbles, S&P Lowest in Almost 2 Years
NEW YORK—U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell... Read more
Sharemarkets: A Bear Market, a Correction or Just Volatility?
If you have just come back from a summer break, or had switched off your communication devices at home, you may have missed the fact... Read more
If UK Votes for Brexit, Its Borrowing Costs Will Soar—Here’s Why
There have been a couple of notable signals about the upcoming EU referendum lately. A public opinion poll showed a clear majority lead for Brexit, then... Read more
Why We Need to Rethink the Financial Future of Oil
The price of oil keeps moving in one direction—down. Even political tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia (historically a cause of price rises) has not... Read more
Steve Keen: China’s Stock Market Is an ‘Unbelievable Bubble’
It’s the debt, stupid. This is what professor Steve Keen of London’s Kingston University has been saying all along: Private debt is responsible for financial... Read more
The Marketing Corner: America’s Middle Class
It’s no secret that the American middle class has been the stalwart of this country. This group has been the backbone of society who worked... Read more
Think Gold Is a Safe Haven? You Might as Well Try the Pokies
Recent and dramatic increases in the volatility of global equity markets have led to investors considering – once again – gold as a “safe haven”... Read more
Is the Hong Kong Dollar Next in Line for a Devaluation ?
It is the most successful currency manager in the world. No, we are not talking about the Federal Reserve, we are talking about the Hong... Read more
Housing Downturn in Calgary Takes Shape for 2016
Calgary’s housing market faces a difficult 2016 as oil prices dig new lows. The shock of 2015’s oil price drop hit the economy hard, but... Read more