Howard L. Simons is president of Rosewood Trading (AKA Simons Research), a trading consultant and the author of The Dynamic Option Selection System.Expand

Simons received a master's degree in business administration, concentrating in finance and econometrics, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received a master's degree in international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins.Collapse

How much longer can we stay on this path before a global collapse?
Perhaps the one-size-fits-all approach to market analysis stated loudly by doctrinaire market technicians should be revisited.
There are many reasons for a selloff. Being in a long-running bull market should never be one of them.
The European Central Bank targets investment-grade corporate bonds but winds up hitting high-yield bonds more effectively.
A big danger is policymakers will keep trying to push the USD lower at the risk of rising inflation.
A shift has pushed prospective equity returns into a zone of prospective positive performance.
Things keep muddling along in the same low-growth, low-profit, and low-investment environment.
Oil countries in North Africa, Middle East afflicted by resource curse.
The least creditworthy borrowers in the most rickety economies are setting the marginal price for short-term funds.
The ECB's accommodative rate moves have contributed to higher returns inside and outside the European Union.

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