Weak Commodity Prices Signal Slowing Global Growth

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Profits on commodities are rare these days, at least from the long side of the market. The relentless slide showed no sign of abating and, if anything, seemed to gain momentum to the downside last week.

Gold grabbed most of the headlines after its steep … Read More »


Europe’s Economy Could Grow 1.7% in 2016

Posted by Mark Pettinga

After months of torpor, the euro zone’s economic outlook is suddenly and unexpectedly improving.

That’s not because Greece’s financial problems have been solved, although a deal with creditors, one that will allow Athens to negotiate its third economic bailout package in little more than five … Read More »