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ETFDesk Daily 11/18/2009

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  • Confronting the China-U.S. Economic Imbalance
  • Freshest Data Shows The Recovery Is Nowhere Near V-Shaped
  • Dave Rosenberg 11/17/2009
  • Gold - the next bubble?
  • Goldman Sachs: "V-Shaped Recovery Unlikely"
  • TF Oct Monthly Update
  • Altman Group hosted CEF conference
  • Michael Panzner: Commercial Real Estate Is A "Tsunami Unfolding"
  • The Great Wallop : Chimerica
  • Explorers' Self-Deflating Gas Cushion
  • Hands warns governments on banks
  • Africa: Corruption Perception - Nigeria's Rating Worsens
  • Microsoft Bing Investments Starting to Pay Off In Market Share Gains
  • It's Quiet…Too Quiet
  • U.S. consumers expect deep holiday discounts
  • the Geography of the Recession
  • Mobius Sees 40% BRIC Stocks Gain, Buy on Correction
  • The Case for the Chinese Yuan

Confronting the China-U.S. Economic Imbalance

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 02:06 AM PST

Great Info from the Council on Foreign Relations

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Freshest Data Shows The Recovery Is Nowhere Near V-Shaped

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 04:01 AM PST

This data appears to be at odds with the inflationary environment gold, commodities and equities have been giving off. Perhaps more important in this data is the fact that it shows investors are simply moving out of dollars and into real assets – not as a sign of inflation worries loom, but as investors lose faith in the longevity of the United States and the paper we print our money on.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 sell PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund; sell PowerShares DB Oil Fund; buyUltraShort S&P 500 ProShares; sell streetTRACKS Gold Trust; 

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Dave Rosenberg 11/17/2009

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 04:42 AM PST

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Fisher suggested yesterday that the Q3 real GDP print will be taken down from 3.5% at an annual rate to 2.5% ? despite massive government stimulus. (Is that all you get for your money?) And the Philadelphia Fed survey of professional forecasters shows that this collection of 41 economists just took down their 2010 Q1 GDP call to 2.3% from 2.5% and for next year?s Q2 to 2.4% from 2.8%.

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 sell DJIA DIAMONDS; sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF; sell S&P 500 SPDR; 

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Gold - the next bubble?

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 05:42 AM PST

WHAT are the preconditions for a bubble? Perhaps there are four: easy credit conditions, a significant trend-breaking event, the lack of plausible valuation measures and an appealing story.

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Goldman Sachs: "V-Shaped Recovery Unlikely"

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 05:55 AM PST

Despite the sharp pickup in real GDP growth since the dark days of early 2009, we estimate that real final demand—net of the boost from fiscal policy—is still contracting at an annual rate of around 1% in the second half of 2009. Although we expect a moderate recovery of around 2% by the second half of 2010, such a 3-percentage-point improvement would be insufficient to offset the loss of 4-5 percentage points of stimulus from fiscal policy and the inventory cycle. Hence, real G

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TF Oct Monthly Update

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 06:10 AM PST

The Thai Capital Fund October Monthly Update 

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Explorers' Self-Deflating Gas Cushion

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 01:42 PM PST

With producers still collectively pursuing growth, the chances of a rebound in gas prices next year looks more remote than ever. Yet the S&P Supercomposite oil and gas E&P index—weighted 69% to gas production—commands a forward price/earnings multiple of 22 times. Such confidence is the very thing causing the industry to drill its way into trouble.

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 sell First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund; sell United States Natural Gas Fund, LP; 

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Hands warns governments on banks

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 10:58 PM PST

Guy Hands, head of private equity house Terra Firma, warned on Wednesday that unless governments pushed banks to restructure $7,000bn of leveraged loans that are due to mature by 2014, the US and Europe could face the “Japanese problem” of zero growth.

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Africa: Corruption Perception - Nigeria's Rating Worsens

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 11:08 PM PST

Nigeria dropped nine places to 130th position out of the 180 countries ranked on the global Corruption Perceptions Index Nigera allocation is 17% of AFK

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Microsoft Bing Investments Starting to Pay Off In Market Share Gains

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 11:11 PM PST

Bing search engine continues to make incremental gains in search share, with new numbers bringing Bing's share closer to double digits. SWH - 21% MSFT 

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It's Quiet…Too Quiet

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 11:21 PM PST

In that vein, Pat Neal, Jefferies' stock and derivatives strategist, is telling clients to use the lull in the VIX to hedge stock portfolios. He sees a hidden disconnect between quiescent VIX and its component stocks that could spell trouble for stocks.

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U.S. consumers expect deep holiday discounts

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 11:33 PM PST

Almost 70 percent of consumers surveyed said they wanted to see discounts of at least 50 percent before they would buy something for the holidays, according to the survey by America's Research Group.

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the Geography of the Recession

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 11:40 PM PST

very interesting map of unemployment

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Mobius Sees 40% BRIC Stocks Gain, Buy on Correction

Posted: 18 Nov 2009 12:16 AM PST

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Mobius said stocks in Brazil, Russia, India and China are likely to rise by 30 to 40 percent within three to four years as higher economic growth and lower government debt spurs corporate earnings.

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The Case for the Chinese Yuan

Posted: 18 Nov 2009 12:38 AM PST

Investors may look back at the liquidity crisis of 2008 as the inflection point that affirmed China as a global economic superpower. During this time, the majority of emerging market currencies suffered as investors fled higher-risk currencies. However, the Chinese yuan largely tracked the safe haven flight to the U.S. dollar, and investments providing exposure to movement in the yuan generated a positive return and exhibited low volatility during the most volatile market environ

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