It would appear that the markets are locked and loaded for a March 15th rate hike, with some players suggesting an increase in probability that there will be three hikes this year.
Into the end of April, the US economy was clawing its way toward self-propagating growth, but clearly recent growth has not been strong enough.
In the first week of 2014, the biggest surprises have been a strong upward reaction in precious metals prices, a series of declines in equities and a massive, concentrated slide in crude oil prices.
Over the course of 175 years, the city of Chicago has defied the odds and emerged as a major player in the global market. From Al Capone to the current President of The United States, from the 1893 Chicago World Fair to this past summer’s NATO convention, Chicago is a global city of past, present… Read more.