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  • Aug. Retail Sales: +0.4% vs. +0.3% expected, +0.4% prior. Ex-auto +0.6% vs. +0.4% expected, +0.2% prior.   [View news story]
    can we expect firework to continue today?
    Sep 14, 2010. 08:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Today in Commodities: Happy New Year  [View article]
    Matthew ...... when i first read your article, i wondered how can u say crude will head toward $80 dollar (when market already at higher level & expecting pullback). But now your prediction seems to be coming true. Good article & good forecasting.
    Sep 9, 2010. 09:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Although it is "unlikely" that the world economy is headed into another downturn, the global slowdown is "more pronounced" than had been expected and could eventually warrant additional monetary stimulus, the OECD says.   [View news story]
    It is true that global slow down is "more pronounced". But additional monetary stimulus will add to the excess liquidity which is there in the market.
    Sep 9, 2010. 08:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Markets Follow Through, Or Was Wednesday Just a Trap?  [View article]
    Good post. Employment numbers definitely play vital role in giving direction to market. The cheap liquidity is driving this rally. There cannot be a sustainable recovery without improvement in job scenario.
    Sep 2, 2010. 06:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aug. ADP Jobs Report: -10K vs. +13K expected and +37K prior (revised from +42K). "The decline in private employment in August confirms a pause in the recovery already evident in other economic data."   [View news story]
    Revised to +37K from +42K earlier ? :(
    Sep 1, 2010. 08:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Feel Obligated to Play This Market  [View article]
    Good article. "Selling is the most underrated tool for the individual investor". This is very true. Better to be on sidline than selling.
    Sep 1, 2010. 06:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jun. S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index: +1.0% M/M vs. +1.3% prior. +4.2% Y/Y vs. +3.9% expected, +4.6% prior.   [View news story]
    Good YOY growth should help the market to stop southward journey (atleast today).
    Aug 31, 2010. 09:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Today in Commodities: M&A Can't Bring Enough Heat  [View article]
    But crude oil is having strong corelation with S&P. With downward trend in market, will crude be able to make upward journey ??
    Aug 31, 2010. 01:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -31K to 473K vs. 490K consensus. Continuing claims -62K to 4,456,000.   [View news story]
    At last some relief to markets.
    Aug 26, 2010. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jul. Housing Starts: +1.7% to 546K vs. 550K expected and 537K (revised) last month. Permits -3.1% to 565K vs. and 587K (revised) last month.   [View news story]
    As already much inventory is pending, lower housing start should be fine.
    Aug 17, 2010. 08:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The big drop in payrolls last month was a surprise but some analysts say that details such as hourly wages suggest the picture may be better than it looks.   [View news story]
    Ofcourse few say economy fully recovered.

    Truth is always bitter !!!!
    Aug 6, 2010. 09:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • July ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: 54.3 vs. 53.1 expected and 53.8 prior (>50 denotes expansion). Prices index fell to 52.7 from 53.8. Employment rose to 50.9 from 49.7. New orders rose to 56.7 from 54.4.   [View news story]
    Good enough to push the market higher.
    Aug 4, 2010. 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • July Challenger Job-Cut Report: 41,676, up 6% from 39,358 prior. It's the third consecutive increase in job cuts, but downsizing activity remains at its lowest level since before the 2001 recession. "The trend in no way suggests a reversal of the significant slowdown in job-cut activity witnessed over the past year."   [View news story]
    Sad to see increasing job cuts. Jobs need to improve to help the recovery process.
    Aug 4, 2010. 07:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications: +1.3% vs. -4.4% last week. Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate decreased to 4.60% from 4.69%.   [View news story]
    Will this have any implication on market ??
    Aug 4, 2010. 07:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jul. ISM Manufacturing Index: 55.5 vs. 54.7 consensus and 56.2 prior. Prices index 57.5 vs. 57 prior. Employment 58.6 vs. 57.8. Inventories 50.2 vs. 45.8. New orders 53.5 vs. 58.5.   [View news story]
    Goldman prediction gone wrong :)
    Aug 2, 2010. 10:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment