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A worker monitors a process inside the plant at the copper refinery of Codelco Ventanas in Ventanas city, Chile.

The ‘single-best leading indicator for stocks’ in recent history is predicting stock-market doom

Copper has been the "single-best leading indicator for stocks over the past 18 months," and its recent action suggests stock-market doom, one firm said.
President Donald Trump said he's prepared for a long shutdown.

Trump lashes out at the Fed, says it’s the ‘only problem our economy has’

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to lash out at the Federal Reserve, saying it's the only problem with the US economy.

Trump could do one thing to make the Fed reconsider raising interest rates

The Federal Reserve's plans to keep raising interest rates in 2018 and 2019 hinge in part on the passage of Trump's tax plan, and the boost it may provide.
The higher the chart goes, the weaker the Canadian dollar gets.

The Canadian dollar hits its lowest level in 3.5 months after GDP unexpectedly shrinks

The loonie is down about 7% since the Bank of Canada's September rate hike.

Janet Yellen will have a harder time than usual justifying Fed policy at this week’s press conference

Inflation remains below the Fed's 2% target, and the most recent jobs report was weaker than expected.