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The S&P 500 is on track to close at a record high.

AP Photo/Richard Drew Stocks neared record highs on Tuesday after strong earnings.  This comes as investors weigh a series of strains that led the Federal...

The World Economic Forum Book Club – 12 months, 12 great books.

On this #WorldBookDay, we look back over a year of inspiring authors, from Elif Shafak to Steven Pinker and Yuval Noah Harari. On this #WorldBookDay,...

The Biggest Winner Of Trump’s Waiver Decision.

The Saudi state news agency reported today that the Kingdom is happy with Washington’s decision to not extend the waivers for Iran oil sanctions that...

5 charts on the vulnerabilities in the global economy - and why we should worry about them .

If financial conditions remain easy for too long, vulnerabilities will continue to build, and the odds of a sharp drop in economic growth at some...

Three Economic Myths about Ageing: Participation, Immigration and Infrastructure.

Leith van Onselen and I were commissioned by Sustainable Australia’s Victorian MP, Clifford Hayes, to examine the causes and implications of population ageing in Australia,...

The world’s largest wealth manager just made a significant change to its $2 trillion portfolio — and it’s a wake-up call to anyone invested in US stocks.

John Sibley/Reuters UBS Wealth Management, which has over $2 trillion in invested assets and is the world's largest wealth manager, recently shifted its overweight position...

Earth's magnetic north pole is moving too fast for experts to keep up. Now scientists might know why..

Shutterstock Earth's magnetic north pole keeps moving. In the last few years, it has moved so much that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an...

Global CO2 Emissions Hit a Record High Last Year. These Countries Are to Blame.

Despite increased calls to reduce global emissions in light of climate change, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide went up by 1.7% last year, hitting a...

Iran Threatens To Close Strait Of Hormuz If US Blocks Its Oil Exports.

With oil surging to a six month high after a now confirmed report that Trump will not reissue Iranian oil export waivers after they expire...

Cool Video: Discussion of the Deflationary Risks in Japan and Brexit.

I joined CNBC Asia's Amanda Drury and Sri Jegarajah via Skype earlier today as the new week was beginning in Asia.  In this three minute...

A digital crop.

I spent the holiday weekend sitting in the sunshine reading digital economy books of varios types (in between cooking for the family and playing with...

Italy's 'perma-recession' could trigger a €2 trillion financial crisis that threatens the eurozone itself.

Yutong Yuan/Business Insider Italy has entered a "perma-recession" and there is no obvious way out, analysts told Business Insider. European Union rules prevent the kind...

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidency in landslide: exit poll.

Newcomer faces pressure to tackle corruption, conflict stalemate and sluggish economy. KIEV — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian and political novice, scored a crushing victory over...

Chinese Politburo Meeting Signals "Less Dovish" Policy Stance.

If your bullish thesis to buy stocks in recent months has been anchored by the expectation of aggressive monetary easing by China reinforcing the narrative...

Visualizing The Happiest Country On Every Continent.

The state of our world is shifting beneath our feet. As Visual Capitalist's Imam Ghosh explains, economics alone no longer equate to satisfaction, let alone...

Five Reasons For The Weakness Of The Argentine Economy.

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via dlacalle.com, Argentina has been “printing money for the people” MMT-style for many years. Its wrongly-called “inclusive monetary policy” of the past...

Will a volatility collapse lead to a market collapse?.

Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market...

Misesian Insight: Cantillon Effects and Financialization.

[This article is Part 5 of a series. See Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4.] A final important analysis to...

"Tariff Hangover:" Trucking Slump Hits Orders, Miles Decline In Latest Fears Of Downturn.

Reuters spoke with dozens of drivers, regional operators, and industry officials across the U.S. to assess the performance of the U.S. trucking sector. What they...

Currencies, Capital, Central Bank Balances — 5th in a Series.

The most recent book, Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances, in a series on monetary policy has just been published. As the line-up of covers...