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  • Weighing The FOMC's Options [View article]
    Thanks for clearly laying out possible Fed options. Free of idiotic hype and speculation. Good job!
    Sep 12, 2012. 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If the FOMC does go ahead with QE tomorrow, how would it be structured, asks Jon Hilsenrath, suggesting the Fed might announce a multi-month time frame to keep the hawks from calling for the program to end after a few weeks. What about Operation Twist? As the Fed considers QE to be more powerful, would the Twist program be nixed, or run alongside? [View news story]
    If you haven't noticed. Economy's been flopping around like a dying fish the last 4 years.
    Sep 12, 2012. 04:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A sign? Fire trucks have been called to the ECB offices. As far as we know, Draghi's press conference is still on for 8:30 ET. [View news story]
    Liar liar pants on fire
    Sep 6, 2012. 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European shares close sharply lower, as buyers stage a strike ahead of Bernanke tomorrow and the ECB next week. In 2011-redux (and making even less sense now then it did then), China is again trotted out as savior to the EU periphery. Stoxx 50 -1.2%, Germany -1.6%, France -0.5%, Italy -1%, Spain -1.5%, U.K. -0.5%[View news story]
    But Count Draghi and the Eurocrats promised "whatever it takes"...
    Aug 30, 2012. 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market recap: Stock investors remained cautious after NY Fed's manufacturing index turned negative for the first time since October, and a gloomy outlook from Deere. But the government reported flat inflation, helping Treasury yields pop to their highest levels since May. NYSE advancing issues led decliners better than two to one, as the broader indexes outpaced a declining Dow. [View news story]
    "Investors" placing bets on QE. And crack pushers are pharmacists.
    Aug 15, 2012. 04:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market recap: Stocks gave up early gains to finish flat, as enthusiasm over the better-than-expected retail sales report fizzled. Inventories rose too, indicating that businesses aren't yet bullish on consumers. "The markets are essentially floating," waiting on more direction from central bankers. Oil closed at $93.43, a one-week high. NYSE decliners topped advancers five to three. [View news story]
    Retail sales up. Market's up. Bulls and dems swear all is great. No need for QE.
    Aug 14, 2012. 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It turns out the U.S. is more like Japan and Scandinavia than realized, as its fertility rate has dropped to 1.9, below France and England. The U.S. has been considered one of the few rich Western countries with a total fertility rate above the replacement rate, but if the troubling new trend keeps on, the repercussions for America’s health and fiscal policies would be enormous. [View news story]
    ... and their god.
    Aug 13, 2012. 08:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market recap: Stocks eked out slight gains, with the S&P logging its sixth straight winning session, despite a disappointing Chinese trade report that raised worries over slowing global growth. Stocks have inched forward all week on hopes for central bank intervention, but each move forward seems to have "a painful feel to it." Decliners topped advancers seven to six on the NYSE. [View news story]
    Huh, same trend for foodstamps. Go Obummer!
    Aug 10, 2012. 05:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Speculation that nations are stockpiling oil at the fastest rate in 14 years is fanning expectations for Brent crude to drop below $100/barrel. “We will probably see more Iranian oil lifted or leaked while OPEC continues to produce more than is demanded," Citi's Ed Morse says. "If China remains sluggish, oil could drop to the low $90s and even fall into the $80s.” [View news story]
    Iran isn't fighting to win - just wants to mortally wound USA. Not everyone thinks like us. We call it "extreme", others embrace martydom as the highest purpose in life. And that keeps US government up at night.
    Aug 9, 2012. 01:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Speculation that nations are stockpiling oil at the fastest rate in 14 years is fanning expectations for Brent crude to drop below $100/barrel. “We will probably see more Iranian oil lifted or leaked while OPEC continues to produce more than is demanded," Citi's Ed Morse says. "If China remains sluggish, oil could drop to the low $90s and even fall into the $80s.” [View news story]
    Guaranteed. Iran has been very candid over the past 30 years: the Great Satan (USA) & Little Satan (Israel) must be destroyed before Islamic Mahdi comes. Really doesnt matter what the USA wants...
    Aug 9, 2012. 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Speculation that nations are stockpiling oil at the fastest rate in 14 years is fanning expectations for Brent crude to drop below $100/barrel. “We will probably see more Iranian oil lifted or leaked while OPEC continues to produce more than is demanded," Citi's Ed Morse says. "If China remains sluggish, oil could drop to the low $90s and even fall into the $80s.” [View news story]
    Govt. prepping. Most citizens have no clue how the coming war with Iran will ruin more than just their portfolios.
    Aug 9, 2012. 12:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Draghi: European shares and the euro stage a big reversal as the ECB chief is talking a tough game, but the fact that he's announcing no new plan suggests he doesn't have the support (Germans) to undertake anything concrete yet. The euro - previously on a tear - literally has the floor taken out from underneath. Stoxx 50 now in the red.  [View news story]
    "whatever it takes" to manipulate markets
    Aug 2, 2012. 09:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rallying big on statements from an A-list of EU honchos that will be difficult to actually implement, world stock markets may be set up for major disappointment this week. The EFSF can't buy Spanish debt until Spain requests a bailout, the ESM isn't up an running yet, and the ECB's SMP remains dormant. Will a rate cut and another loosening of collateral requirements do the trick? Hardly.  [View news story]
    If inept leaders could simply reiterate contrived statements to stem this crisis, it would've been resolved many times over years ago. No matter what they promise this week, the eurozone and the USA will pay dearly for their insolvency.
    Jul 30, 2012. 03:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • July Texas Fed Manufacturing Outlook: Business Activity Index -13.2 vs. consensus of 2.5, 5.8 prior. Manufacturing production 12.0 vs. 15.5 prior. New orders 1.4 vs. 7.9. Capacity utilization 8.7 vs. 13.3. Shipments 9.6 vs. 7.4. Employment 11.8 vs. 13.7.  [View news story]
    They're too wasted on hopium to notice the casino is on fire... oy
    Jul 30, 2012. 10:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Market recap: Investors celebrated greater European resolve to shore up the eurozone, driving stocks higher and Treasury prices lower. The spark came from ECB's Mario Draghi, who said the ECB is ready to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, causing the currency to soar. Energy stocks led the charge, even as oil prices rose only modestly. NYSE gainers led losers two to one.  [View news story]
    This time Draghi repeated it with even more conviction!
    Jul 26, 2012. 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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