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  • Frost Won’t Hurt Crops in 2010
    When entering the fall season, farmers often become weary of an early frost that can lead to crop damage and yield loss. This fall, frost concerns are minimal as farmers were able to get into their fields in early spring and crops matured ahead of schedule due to favorable weather during the... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010 JJG, DBA, CORN
  • DAILY US OPENING NEWS - 12/10/10
      BOE’s Miles said that quantitative easing remains a potentially powerful tool, and the BOE may yet come to use it Fixed income futures traded higher on the anticipation of further QE from global central banks Widening of the trade balance, allied with weak retail sales data from... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010
  • Raising the stop on winning Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) - October 12, 2010
    October 12, 2010 Stocks got off to a rather uneventful start to the week, as the major indices closed at unchanged levels yesterday. The main stock market indexes opened the day slightly higher, then drifted in a tight, sideways range throughout most of the session, but succumbed to a bit of... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010 EMB, TAN, PBW
  • ForexPros Daily News October 12, 2010
    ForexPros Daily News October 12, 2010Forex - USD/JPY resumes slide as Japan poised for interventionForex Pros – The U.S. dollar was down against the yen on Tuesday, re-approaching Friday’s 15-year low, as Japanese authorities indicated that they were poised to take “bold”... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010
  • Gold, Crude Oil, the Euro and the Dow are Overbought
    The decline in the yield on the 10-Year note is overdone and still shy of my quarterly and semiannual risky levels at 2.265 and 2.249. Gold remains extremely overbought and my monthly pivot at $1343.7 is a magnet. Crude oil is below my semiannual risky level at $83.94 and is now overbought. The... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010 TLT, GLD, DUG
  • Investing Ideas_10 12 2010 review
     "A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, 'At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.'"Claude Pepper  While the Dow Jones index rose slightly, stock prices stopped to rise. On the contrary, many stocks’... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010 UTX, STAR, S
  • What Now, IMF?
    While most of y'all were out celebrating the long weekend or watching "The Social Network," our buddies over at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were working hard. Unfortunately, all their hard work seems to have ended up for naught, as they got side tracked once again by the... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010
  • Asian Market Review - October 12th 2010
    Nikkei 225 Average ended down 200.24 points or 2.09% to 9,388.64 as yen remained strong against the U.S. dollar and as the IMF meeting failed to find the resolution on the foreign exchange issues on the global market recently. Hang Seng Index also finished lower at 23,121.70 or 0.37% down while... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010
  • "Place YOUR Bets on who wins the Currency WAR !"
    The WAR has begun on which FIAT Currency will win the Currency WAR! The Printing Presses are set at FULL Throttle. And as I write this article GOLD and Silver are taking a Dive while the US Dollar is Gaining strength. I am once again subjected to the power of the Manipulation of the... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010 GLD, SLV, PHYS
  • Nobel Prize Economics awarded to 'Search Costs' specialists Diamond, Mortensen and Pissarides
    1. IntroductionThe Nobel Prize in Economics was not awarded to our two favorite candidates Shiller and Thaler, and to some extent we understand the Nobel Prize Committee. Biased by our background in Investments we concentrated on scientists with a background in that field. But this is not the... More »
    Oct. 12, 2010 Nobel Prize, Economics, Diamond