Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fall by a third in 2017

A migrant child looks through a porthole as they wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, enters Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi...

The Fed Rate Hike and Gold, Report 18 June, 2017

The big news this week comes from the Fed, which announced two things. One, it hiked the Fed Funds rate another 25 basis points. The target is now 1.00 to 1.25%, and there will be further increases this year. Two, the Fed to reduce its balance sheet, its portfolio of...

Stocks, Bonds, Euro, and Gold Go Up, Report 4 June, 2017

The jobs report was disappointing. The prices of gold, and even more so silver, took off. In three hours, they gained $ 18 and 39 cents. Before we try to read into the connection, it is worth pausing to consider how another market responded. We don’t often discuss the...

The Most Valuable Tech Skills in 2017

The Most Valuable Tech Skills The interactive graphic above comes to us from Dice Insights, and it helps to visualize the relationship between the supply and demand for over 1,400 technology skills. Specifically, the supply shown on the graph is based on the amount of...