Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cue Up Gold

After the Hilsenrath QE story, which broke in the last hour of yesterday’s equity session,  gold has started its move.  It’s up over $20 today  breaking out of a symmetric triangle formation. We believe is gold is driven primarily by … Continue reading

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Mo’ Stim’ Can’t Save Apple

Jon Hilsenrath’s the Fed’s coming with more (mo) stimulus (stim)  WSJ story in the last 1o minutes of trading couldn’t save Apple from the wrath of Mr. Market in after hours trading.  The stock is getting spanked, down $33 plus … Continue reading

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Spain bailout pressure mounts

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Quote of the Day: Rotten to the Core?

May brought the end of the “Merkozy” approach to the Euro crisis as the French voted out the austerity-loving Conservative and voted in Socialist President François Hollande. Under the new regime, France is now cozying up to its new anti-austerity, … Continue reading

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Eurozone Flash PMI At 46.5, Contracts 10 of Last 11 Months

Markit reported this morning the Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index was unchanged at 46.4 in July as the private sector contracted for the tenth time in the past 11 months.    Chris Williamson, Chief Economist at Markit, commented, The flash … Continue reading

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HSBC China Flash PMI At 49.5, 5-month High

Markit reported the HSBC China Flash PMI increased to a 5-month from 48.2 in June to 49.5 in July.  Manufacturing is still contracting but the reading shows the Chinese economy may be bottoming.   Here’s  Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China … Continue reading

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World’s Ugliest Chart Contest

Here’s a couple fugly charts from the major equity indices that we track.    The ugliest are China related such as its de facto suppliers — Japan, Korea, and Brazil. Let’s start with S&P500 —  a relatively good looking chart … Continue reading

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Week in Review

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Parabolic Moves and Gold

The Fed finds itself extremely unlucky once again as it talks up quantitative easing while food prices, mainly wheat and corn,  are making a parabolic and historic move as crops suffer from extreme drought.   You can’t prove causation with … Continue reading

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Global Trend Indicators

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