Tag Archives: Geopolitical Risk

Quote of the Day: Siemens’ McSwan Watch

Siemens AG (SIE), Europe’s largest engineering company, reported decent numbers this morning, including strong growth from the emerging markets.   But listen to CEO,  Peter Loescher,  on the conference call this morning.   He is vigilantly monitoring the many macro swans,  including … Continue reading

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The Weekend Read: Hostage to Crude

Under ordinary circumstances, accelerating inflation is bad for stock prices. Present circumstances, however, create a rare exception. Investors who aim to increase their wealth by owning stocks over the next decade should hope Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke fails in … Continue reading

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Saudi stocks flop, gold rocks as US weighs action in Libya

Debka reports the U.S. naval and air fleet is repositioning around Libya for potential “hit-and-run” raids to cripple Qadaffi’s air capability.  This isn’t new news, but we’re wondering out loud if the Saudis have been consulted and are on board. … Continue reading

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S&P500 Best Start Since 1997, Digestion/Correction to End Q1?

The S&P 500 is off to its best start of the year since 1997 and ranks 11th with respect to the highest return for the first 34 days of trading in all years from 1950-2011.  This is, surprisingly, only the … Continue reading

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