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Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/25/2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 25 – It’s the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States with many people already focused on trips to grandma’s house and pre-Christmas shopping traditions. Yet, there is plenty of fodder for the markets to focus on, with the United States raising its threat alert for the... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/24/2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24 – Tensions are escalating in the Middle East this morning after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that it said was over its airspace. The world held its breathe when the reports emerged and started selling off stocks when the official Russian response was released. Russia reported... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/23/2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Argentina leads the headlines this morning after weekend elections dramatically altered the political winds of this potential agricultural powerhouse. Already the world’s largest exporter of soymeal, economic changes promised by the new government could elevate it to the world’s second largest corn... Learn More →

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Friday, November 20, 2015

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Perspective Morning Commentary, 11/20/2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

The world’s attention shifts to the former French province of Mali today, where gunmen reportedly took hostages at a Radisson Hotel. Reports suggest that U.S. and French forces have freed more than 100 hostages, but many more remain inside as of this hour. The event reminds the global markets once... Learn More →

This is what Goldman Sachs thinks about commodity prices

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Commodity prices have had a pretty lousy 2015. A slowdown in China, which gobbled up raw materials everywhere from Australia to Chile, exacerbated a supply glut in most major commodities. And Goldman Sachs thinks the pressure is likely to persist as it noted its underweight position in... Learn More →

The commodity slump in 4 scary charts

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Plummeting commodity prices have managed to roil sentiment and drag down global asset markets this week, sending stocks in Asia, Wall Street and Europe into negative territory by Friday trade. CNBC highlights the major moves that are dominating the metals, mining and oil markets. Read More at: ... Learn More →

Once 'King,' cotton farming on a long decline in U.S. south

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Once 'King,' cotton farming on a long decline in U.S. south Fields along the Mississippi River Delta once gleamed white in the autumn with acre upon acre of cotton ready to be picked. But to see the decline of a cash crop once nicknamed "King Cotton" one need look no further than the 300 acres... Learn More →

Perspective Market Commentary, 11/19/2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday afternoon’s release of the October Fed meeting minutes was quite revealing in more than one way. First, it revealed that the majority of the voting members believed that conditions to justify a rate hike “could well be met by the time of the next meeting.” In fact, the minutes indicated... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/18/2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Terrorism grabbed the headlines once again overnight as France continued its offensive against the organization that struck it on Friday. Police executed a pre-dawn strike on a Paris suburb where they believed the master mind of Friday’s attack to be located. Two are dead and another seven arrested... Learn More →

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