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Boom Bust

​Raoul Pal on the weakening macro picture and the best clips of Yanis Varoufakis Jeroen Dijsselbloem, (L) head of the euro zone finance ministers' group, and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis shake hands after their common press conference at the ministry in Athens January 30, 2015. (Reuters/Kostas Tsironis)
US economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter. GDP rose by an annualized rate of 2.6% in the fourth quarter – sharply below Wall Street’s expectations. The slowdown followed two back-to-back quarters of bullish growth, but many analys... January 31, 2015 03:30
Boom Bust

The Boom Bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Each day at 4:30 pm EST Erin Ade breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the Booms and the Busts.

Reuters/Chance Chan
Fed hikes could happen as soon as June despite faltering earnings

Russia’s credit rating was cut to junk by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services, as “Russia’s monetary policy flexibility has become more limited...

January 30, 2015 03:30
Reuters / Andrea Comas
David Merkel on US profits slowdown, Mark Weisbrot on Greece

Michael Froman says “important progress” has been made on the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations over market access and in addressing issues such...

January 29, 2015 03:30
Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis
Chinese credit speculation, Greek debt crisis, US earnings woes

Chinese regulators have banned loans to traders with less than 500,000 yuan and suspended new margin accounts at three of the nation’s biggest brokerage...

January 28, 2015 03:30
A man reads newspaper headlines on the results of the parliamentary elections in Athens, January 26, 2015 (Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis)
Central banks not doing real QE; Auerback: Grexit still possible

Greek voters have handed power to the anti-austerity Syriza party following six years of deep recession. With some 25 percent of Greeks jobless and a...

January 27, 2015 05:30
Jim Rickards on Europe’s currency wars and the cultural agenda at Davos

Thousands of mourners gathered in Mecca early on Friday, hours after news was released that Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud had died,...

January 24, 2015 03:30
​The ECB’s first ever QE program and new economic thinking at Davos

The European Central Bank announced plans for a large scale asset purchase plan. Details of the 1.1 trillion euro plan showed more accommodation...

January 23, 2015 03:30
Rickards: Canada’s rate cut is yet another salvo in the currency wars

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said early on Wednesday that the drop in oil prices is unambiguously negative for the Canadian economy. As a result,...

January 22, 2015 03:30
Greece’s exclusion from QE and Alpert on Europe in the age of oversupply

Greece gave up its currency to be a part of the eurozone. Reports from multiple sources indicate the European Central Bank is poised to start a...

January 21, 2015 03:30
AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini
The speculative attack on the Danish peg, Davos and Cate Long on US municipal finance

Today’s headline focuses on Switzerland and Denmark. Last week, the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly announced it would stop trying to maintain a...

January 20, 2015 05:30