Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:09am

Today supposedly will end the summer of sluggishness in the markets as investors turn to September for a fresh take on trading. But remember this, September—for inexplicable reasons that many reasonable traders have unsuccessfully sought to define—has historically been the worst month of trading of any year. Will it happen again?

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 3:36am
News, Economics, Markets
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:45pm

Yes, it’s still August and the lull of a lethargic summer appears to still be hanging over the markets, which had its most sluggish trading day all year yesterday. Are the markets on track for another day of sloth?

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 4:11am
News, Economics, Markets
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 5:11pm

Prattle is a text analysis company that uses proprietary algorithms to provide weekly research on central bank communications. This is a reprinted version of their Macrocast, originally published on their blog.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:56pm
News, Econ #s, Economics, General
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:49pm
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"Seinfeld" famously referred to itself as a show about nothing, but a recent podcast from Bloomberg floated the idea that there are certain valuable economic lessons to be learned from one of the most popular shows of all time.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm
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The S&P 500 showed very little reaction on Monday to Janet Yellen’s policy speech last week at Jackson Hole. A number of Wall Street firms have weighed in on the speech and what it means for investors. Here’s a look at what seven analysts had to say.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 1:32pm
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As month-after-month ticks by without any major action by the Federal Reserve, investors are understandable concerned that the Fed has few viable options when it comes to managing the U.S. economy. In a new report, UBS analyst Samuel Coffin addressed this concern by listing seven takeaways from Janet Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech last week on the Fed's policy toolkit:

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