Rank #1: Oil: As Price Tops $70, Will Shale Producers Ramp Up Output?
As crude oil prices top $70 per barrel amid escalating Mideast geopolitical risk premium, will shale producers ramp up output as they lock in prices?
Rank #2: Managing Risks and Challenges in Picking Stocks
Among asset managers, many are benchmarked to major equity indexes. Here are four reasons why it can be difficult to consistently outperform these indexes.
Rank #3: Agriculture: El Niño, La Niña and Trade Policies
The weather outlook seems benign for crops like corn and soybeans in the Americas this year but shifts in U.S. trade policies could fuel market volatility.
Rank #4: Fed's Challenges as its Steers Away From Emergency Policies
The Fed faces several key challenges as it charts a new monetary course in the aftermath of the emergency policies put in place during the Bernanke era.
Rank #5: Li Keqiang Index: China's Alternative Growth Barometer
An index named for China's prime minister seems to provide better insight into its growth than official GDP. What's in store for the world's No. 2 economy.
Rank #6: What Will a Post-Yellen Fed Look Like in 2018?
Janet Yellen's tenure as Fed Chair comes to a close next year, providing the Trump administration the opportunity to leave its imprint on the central bank.
Rank #7: Copper: Will Fed Rate Hikes Temper Rally?
Copper's blistering rally coincides with the Fed gearing up for multiple rate hikes in 2017. Will higher borrowing costs impact the red metal's performance?
Rank #8: Will European Elections Strengthen Unity or Deepen Divide?
Elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany on the heels of the surprise 'Brexit' vote could either strengthen European unity or deepen the divide.
Rank #9: Can Yield Curve Foretell a Coming Recession
The bond yield curve in relation to short-term rates is often a reliable indicator of a recession, and at the moment it is flashing the all-clear sign.
Rank #10: Gold: About to Break Out of Lull in Volatility?
The lack of volatility in gold has seen options prices slump, but is the market about to change course as Congress weighs in on major Trump initiatives?
Rank #11: French Election: Outcome Could Impact Euro, EU
The French go to the polls on May 7 to elect a president, and the outcome could determine the future of the EU, impact the euro and affect Brexit talks.
Rank #12: Efficient U.S. shale producers a challenge for OPEC
Can OPEC's latest output cuts keep oil prices afloat? Cost-efficient shale producers in the United States will play a big role in the market's direction.
Rank #13: Phase Transitions and the Rise in Market Volatility
From growing U.S. budget deficits to potential trade wars and the end of quantitative easing, several "phase transitions" could fire up market volatility.
Rank #14: global-trade-disputes-take-center-stage-in-2018
From U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum to the uncertain future of NAFTA and tough Brexit negotiations, trade issues are taking center stage in 2018.
Rank #15: Bitcoin: Supply Growth, Mining Difficulty and Prospects in 2018
Bitcoin supply is likely to grow by less than 5% in 2018 as the cryptocurrency edges closer to its production cap and as mining difficulty rises sharply.