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Bloomberg Commodity Index Falls To Lowest Point Since Early 2009 (While House Prices Rise)

The Bloomberg Commodity Index slumped to the lowest point since early 2009.

And before 2009, it is the lowest point since 2002.

Meanwhile, the Case-Shiller home price index keeps rising (albeit more slowly) with the Fed’s balance sheet expansion. 55 more words

Banking

WTI Crude Price Breaks Through $56 ... Again

The old country song “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” describes the crude oil market. Recently, pundits were claiming that crude was rising again and won’t stop. 39 more words

Banking

Lump of Coal: Existing Home Sales Decline 6.1% In November, Down 11.54% YoY (A BIG Miss!)

Apparently, Santa Claus left a big lump of coal in America’s stocking. Existing home sales declined 6.1% in November versus expectations of only -1.1%. Even worse, existing home sales were down 11.54% YoY. 90 more words

Banking

Ruble Crisis May Spell Financial Disaster For Europe

All eyes are on the ruble this week after its spectacular crash that sparked fears of a new currency crisis in Russia, and the possibility it could spill over into Europe and put the world economy at risk. 612 more words

Emerging Markets

I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked

An employee* in the Los Angeles office of Sony Pictures Entertainment SNE -2.65% opened up to Fortune about the personal ordeal they went through following revelations of North Korea’s alleged cyber attack on the company. 748 more words

December 2014

12/22/14...Cuba libre?

Quote of the Day from the Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes: “How many paranoid schizophrenics does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” Who wants to know??? 2,091 more words

Economy

Core Aspects In business, money Around The USA

The plan is very simple, yet difficult in that they require a lot of discipline. Business process outsourcing is a great option for organizations looking to streamline business processes and increase productivity and profit. 722 more words