Chart of the Day
The central bank is so transparent that we know a pause in rate increases was planned long before the president started pushing for it.
Surging prices, tight lending standards and Nimbyism keep the young and poor out of the market.
Grand investment plans for unproductive regions have caused empires to founder before.
There are no iron laws for midterm elections. But history provides some pretty strong precedents.
Falling exports to the U.S. and China suggest high-end consumers may be losing their nerve.