Monthly Archives: August 2011

Global Trend Indicators

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Steve Jobs Presents to the Cupertino City Council (6/7/11)

This is a great presentation by Jobs at one of his last public appearances.   He tells a great story about his experience with Bill Hewlett of HP. (click here if video is not observable)

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Greece is the Word

The Greeks are starting to play hardball on their private sector debt swap warning the deal could crater if the 90 percent participation is not met.  We think there are other reasons why it is trouble. According to various news … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Tribute Videoes

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Godspeed, Steve Jobs – Sad Day for the GMM

Yesterday was a sad day for Global Macro Monitor with the announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple.  We are one of his biggest fans.  The guy has created nothing less than a technological nation-state (see … Continue reading

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Spiegel Unloads on Hedge Funds and the Markets

Nasty article in Der Spiegel, Out of Control: The Destructive Power of the Financial Markets, which helps explain what’s behind the financial transactions tax that was recently introduced by Angela Merkel  and Nicolas Sarkozy.  The article opens, The enemy looks … Continue reading

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Stocks Say Yes, Gold Says No, I-Lean Gets Slammed

WTF was that?  S&P500 up 3.43 percent  and the GLD down 3.80 percent and that’s not counting the spike to over 1,900 cash gold in after hours trading.   How are the fundamentalists going to reconcile and stick that in the … Continue reading

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S&P500 Faces a Fork in the Road

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra Lot’s of chatter out there about the 2008 and 2010 analog for the S&P500 so we constructed a tracking chart for you.   Note the index is … Continue reading

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Margin Call Coming This Fall

Timing couldn’t be more perfect, no?  Maybe we get a bottom in equities on the release date.  Go here to the movie’s official website. (click here if video is not observable)

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Week in Review: How Low?

How low for the S&P500?  We don’t know but doubt the lows for year are in.  The next big Fib is the 38.2% retracement of March ’09 lows at 1101.73.   That is the big number to watch.  Next would be … Continue reading

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