Which Countries Have the Most Wealth Per Capita?

Our animated chart this week uses data from the ninth Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, which ranks countries by average wealth, calculated as gross assets per adult citizen. While using...

Commodities Breaking Down, Suggesting Deflation More Likely

The big news of the day seems to be the inversion of the yield curve. An inversion oftentimes suggests that the economy will be slowing in the future and...

July Jobs Report Couldn’t Have Been Any More Perfect

Another good month on the jobs front. Though the United States didn’t add the 165,000 payrolls economists were expecting, the 164,000 they got was close enough. The unemployment rate...

US Private-Employment Hiring Rose Modestly In July

US companies added 148,000 workers to payrolls in July (on a seasonally adjusted basis), the Labor Department reports. The gain is below June’s increase, but the one-year trend for...

The World’s Most Innovative Economies

View the full-size version of the infographic by clicking here Building an enduring business isn’t easy work. It can take decades to earn trust and respect in a given market, and...

Reading the Next Recession: Will the Great Recession 2.0 become The...

Here is a journey in photos and facts to compare the present Great Recession with the past Great Depression to gain perspective on where we might be headed. Just as...

Mapping the Flow of the World’s Plastic Waste

Over 90% of all global trade takes place on our oceans. Unfortunately, the network of 59,000 vessels powering international commerce runs on sulfur-laden bunker fuel, and resulting emissions are causing...

Resilience Amidst Headwinds Is Key For H2

Resilience is set to become the key issue as we look forward to H2, as I note in a new analysis for ICIS Chemical Business. None of us have ever seen...

A Visual History of the Largest Companies by Market Cap (1999-Today)

There is a prevailing wisdom that says the stereotypical American consumer can be defined by certain characteristics. Based on what popular culture tells us, as well as years of experiences...

Macro Briefing: 21 June 2019

Trump approved strike on Iran, then cancels attack: CNBC Hong Kong protests resume over controversial extradition bill: CNN Eurozone growth remains weak but output picks up (slightly) in June: IHS Markit Japanese...

EM Hoodwinking Investors and a BIG Bond Short

Alex here with your latest Friday Macro Musings... Articles I’m reading — Jason Zweig writing for the WSJ published an article (link here) highlighting what I think is an important...

Economic Risk And The Trump Factor

No model can capture it. No analyst can fully comprehend it. But it’s there and it’s not going away, at least not until the 2020 election. For good or...