Monthly Archives: October 2011

Global Trend Indicators

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Stock Market Melt Up: November 1998 or December 2008?

Stunning!  The S&P500 at its high today was up 20.3 percent from the October 4th intraday low of 1074.77. We’re talking the S&P500, not the Brazilian BOVESPA or Hang Seng Index!  This kind of initial move in the S&P500 in … Continue reading

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Greece Private Bondholders to Reduce Claims by 50%

The FT reports, European leaders reached a deal with Greek debtholders on Thursday morning that would see private investors take a 50 per cent cut in the face value of their bonds, a deep haircut that officials believe will reduce … Continue reading

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Protests as Shanghai Property Values Plunge

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The Creeping and Coming Eurozone Credit Crunch

Here’s a very informative chart via Morgan Stanley showing the deterioration in the Eurozone’s key credit indicators.  Banks will no doubt sell assets, at least in part, as a way to meet their required capital targets. During the 1997 Asian … Continue reading

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Euros Playing w/ Fire

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Gold Breaks Out – Print Away!

Gold is up big today and trading like the monetary printing presses are ready to kick into overdrive.    We believe the recent Fed speak about QE3, possible BofJ intervention to weaken the yen, and  growing expectations that tomorrow’s announcement by … Continue reading

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The Pain in Spain – 3.302% 6-month Bills

The NY Times reports, The Treasury said in Madrid that it had sold bills valued at €3.48 billion, or $4.9 billion, of short-term paper — substantially all of the €3.5 billion it had been targeting. It sold three-month securities priced … Continue reading

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Ray Dalio’s Must Read FT Opinion Piece

After last week’s  excellent interview with Charlie Rose,  Ray Dalio of Bridgewater,  the world’s largest hedge fund, follows up with a great piece in today’s Financial Times, “Risk on the rise as political leaders give in to mob rule.” He … Continue reading

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Flash Eurozone PMI Lowest Since July 2009

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