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Secular Versus Cyclical: Notes From SIC 2015

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The consensus I’m hearing and reading from the 500+ attendees at the recent Strategic Investment Conference is that this was the best ever. It was certainly intense, with more divergent views presented this year than at previous conferences. 9 more words

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index Increased Again in April

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The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for April is now available. The index rose 0.7 percent, which follows a 0.4 percent March increase (an upward revision from 0.2 percent). 13 more words

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Investor Opinions Have Become Extremely Uniform, and That's Not Good

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Last week, the number of investment advisors who are bullish US equities dropped below 50%. For many, this was seen as sign of bearishness. Indeed, relative to the past 16 months, investment advisors were relatively bearish… 8 more words

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The Future Is Served: Meet Morley the Robot Master Chef

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Want Lobster bisque? Morley, the robot master chef can cook that up for you in about 30 minutes. If you want new recipes, just team up Morley with IBM’s Watson, the computer that trounced everyone at the game of Jeopardy. 9 more words

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Goldman Sachs Predicting $45 Oil by October

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Could oil prices be in for yet another decline? Oil prices have rebounded with surprising speed in recent weeks, with WTI prices bouncing by more than a third from March lows. 17 more words

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ABC's of the AIIB

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The 57 founding members of the China-sponsored Asian Investment Bank are meeting in Singapore. Many countries rushed to join the new development bank before the March 31 deadline even though key rules had not been decided. 8 more words

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Japan Pleases Markets With Surprise Growth

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It’s been a long time since Japan’s economy has produced the type of growth it did in 2015 Q1, with GDP growth coming in at a better than expected +2.4% vs. 16 more words

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