Tag: oil prices

Are Oil Prices To Blame For The Venezuelan Crisis?

Are Oil Prices To Blame For The Venezuelan Crisis?

Many analysts are venturing to link the crisis that plagues the Venezuelan economy with the fall in the price of crude oil. With oil being one of the most important commodities in Venezuelan production and the country’s main export product, […]

First Quarter 2017 Earnings Preview: Double Digits?

First Quarter 2017 Earnings Preview: Double Digits?

Key Takeaways The S&P 500 appears likely to produce double-digit year-over-year earnings growth for the first quarter, powered by energy’s rebound. Last year’s first quarter marked the trough of the earnings recession as S&P 500 earnings fell 5%, setting up […]

Hawkier Fed, Drowning Oil, And Insiders Jumping Ship

Hawkier Fed, Drowning Oil, And Insiders Jumping Ship

The Fed is going to hike this Wednesday. They’ve made that clear. But why the complete reversal in tone since their last meeting? The answer is obviously because of the Fed’s unspoken third mandate — putting caps on bubbles. This […]