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ETFDesk Daily 11/16/2009

|Includes:FAX, GLD, IAF, RTH, RTL, TIP, PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index ETF (TIPZ), TLH, XRT

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  • China accuses US of fuelling ‘huge carry trade’
  • What Do Bond Traders Think They Know
  • The worst is yet to come: Unemployed Americans should hunker down for more job losses
  • Governments tug hard on growth levers
  • October Retail Sales Beat Expectations, But All Growth Was Just Autos



China accuses US of fuelling ‘huge carry trade’

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 04:28 AM PST

The US Federal Reserve is fuelling “speculative investments” and endangering global recovery through loose monetary policy, a senior Chinese official warned on Sunday just hours before President Barack Obama arrived in China for his first visit.

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What Do Bond Traders Think They Know

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 09:09 AM PST

It’d be interesting to know what the people buying these bonds think is going to happen. Not inflation, based on these yields.

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The worst is yet to come: Unemployed Americans should hunker down for more job losses

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 12:22 PM PST

Think the worst is over? Wrong. Conditions in the U.S. labor markets are awful and worsening. While the official unemployment rate is already 10.2% and another 200,000 jobs were lost in October, when you include discouraged workers and partially employed workers the figure is a whopping 17.5%.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell Retail HOLDRSsell SPDR S&P Retail ETFsell iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Index Fundbuy Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fundbuy Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund

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Governments tug hard on growth levers

Posted: 15 Nov 2009 11:59 PM PST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If the global recession is over, consumers must have missed the memo.

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October Retail Sales Beat Expectations, But All Growth Was Just Autos

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:13 AM PST

Advance October retail sales grew faster than expected, at 1.4% month over month, but all the growth disappears if you strip away auto related sales.

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