Eurozone

S&P Futures Flat, Spain Rebounds, Nikkei Closes At 21 Year High

S&P500 futures point to a slightly lower open, as Asian stocks rise to trade near decade highs, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 closing at highest since 1996. European stocks are little changed, with Spanish shares gaining after Catalan President rows back from an immediate declaration of independence. MSCI's all-world stocks index briefly hit a fresh record high.

Nouriel Roubini's "Good, Bad, & Ugly" Scenarios For The Global Economy

The IMF, which in recent years had characterized global growth as the “new mediocre,” recently upgraded its World Economic Outlook, but are they right to think that the recent growth spurt will continue over the next few years, or is a temporary cyclical upswing about to be subdued by new tail risks?

Key Events In The Coming Week: CPI, Retail Sales And FOMC Minutes

The key economic releases this week are the CPI and retail sales reports on Friday. Additionally, the minutes from the September FOMC meeting will be released on Wednesday. There are several speaking engagements by Fed officials this week, including a speech by Chair Yellen on Sunday.

Global Markets Bounce As Germany, China, Spain Lift World Stocks, Turkey Crash Ignored

S&P futures rebounded and edged higher as European stocks gain, led by Spanish shares after mass demonstrations in favor of Spanish unity and speculation Catalonia may back down on unilateral independence demands, while Chinese mainland stocks reopened catching up to gains missed during the holiday week following last weekend's RRR cut.

Why Small States Are Better

"...in small states the government is closer to its citizens and by that better observable and controllable by the populace..."

Trader: Investors Should Ignore Payrolls, Focus On Europe

The balance of risks is in favor of yields rising after the U.S. employment report. Any weakness will be attributed to hurricanes, while a beat on payrolls or wages would be seen as supporting a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in December. But the ECB could be a more significant driver.

Is This The Biggest Housing Bubble Ever?

"Macroprudential, particularly if markets are going up, up, up is about saying ‘no’. Apparently that’s hard to do," the head of the Swedish central bank, Stefan Ingves, said...