Q4 2017 Most-Read Economic Research

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Top 5 Articles for Q4 2017

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Is the United States in the mid-to-late stages of an economic cycle preceding a significant downturn? A chart series offers insight.


The U.S. economy could slip into a recession by 2021 if the Federal Reserve’s tightening policy mirrors the central bank’s ‘dot plot’ pace.


CBOT Soft Red Winter (SRW) Wheat prices have dropped over 50% in the last five years. Will bountiful harvests take prices even lower?


Will the advent of electric cars over the next decade offset short-term oil market support from factors like a steadily improving global economy?


Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is working to wean its fossil fuel dependence and crack down on corruption. Read why this matters.

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