Investors love looking at esoteric indicators for clues on how the economy is performing. How about looking at carbon dioxide emissions? There may be a political agreement to reduce emissions but that’s an effort phased in over many years. There is no one single answer to how stocks, bonds and other assets will trade.

Blog tracks the 12-month average of the year-over-year change in parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide. It gives two reasons — the sanctions imposed on Russia, which are disrupting flows of energy to Europe; and China’s use of lockdowns to...

Several Wall Street banks have reduced their growth forecasts for China due to the strict lockdowns. Fannie Mae forecasts the U.S. economy will enter recession next year due to expectations of a series of Federal Reserve rate increases. A cryptic message from Musk suggested he might launch a tender offer for Twitter.

French President Emmanuel Macron faces far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in a televised debate Wednesday. The U.S. economics calendar features existing home sales data, speeches from three Federal Reserve presidents and the release of the Beige Book of economic anecdotes. The markets are closed Wednesday for the Presidents Day holiday.
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