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Oil’s bonkers week saw a ‘stunning’ collapse after spiking on the Trump-Iran turmoil

"Abrupt reversal in risk appetite" saw oil's spike earlier in the week lead to sharp declines.

Economic disappointment, no phase-2 deal, and the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service: Here are Byron Wien’s 10 surprises for 2020

Wien has released the annual list of his views on economic, financial market, and political surprises he sees as "probable" for 35 years in a row.

A new report shows consumer spending is unlikely to accelerate in early 2020

"There is little to suggest that growth, and in particular consumer spending, will gain momentum in early 2020," said Lynn Franco of The Conference Board.

Morgan Stanley says these 10 geopolitical risks are looming over markets in 2020 — and keeping their strategists up at night

These new and continuing geopolitical risks are "keeping us awake," wrote a group of strategists at Morgan Stanley.

Gold just surged above a key price of $1,500 an ounce and is now on track for its best year since 2010

The gains in gold, long considered a safe-haven asset, came even as both stocks and bonds are set to end the year at a tandem high.

The 10 best podcasts about finance, markets, and the economy in 2019

Podcasts are fast becoming a top medium for timely macro insights. Here are 10 we love.
Apple CEO Tim Cook

10 wild predictions for 2020: Apple buys Disney, Tesla partners with Hyundai, and drone attacks send oil surging

Black swan events are unknowns that no one can even envisage, let alone predict. Here are 'grey swans' — low probability, high impact events few expect.

The stock market could be headed for a ‘Santa Claus rally’ that pushes it to even loftier record highs

The timeframe for a Santa Claus rally is the final five trading days of the year, combined with the first two of the next.
Stanley Druckenmiller, Chairman and CEO of Duquesne Family Office LLC., speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S. May 4, 2016.

‘I couldn’t have been more wrong’: Legendary investor Stanley Druckenmiller reveals a mistake he made that cost him major market ret...

"I'm just too conservative in my old age. I was well positioned but very timidly — I'll leave it at that," Druckenmiller told Bloomberg.

Fears of a slowdown in the US housing market are mounting — and Home Depot just slashed its 2020 sales outlook

Home Depot has struggled to boost sales and has cut its yearly outlook twice in 2019, citing uncertainty ahead and the timing of certain investments.