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How Traders Are Playing Turbulent Japan Markets
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As Japan finishes a tough week, options traders are loading on the bearish bets. Here's how traders are playing the Japan ETF. Read More
Europe is in Recession Because ECB Wants It
May 18, 2013
I am traveling today, so only have time to complain about some themes I keep coming across when reading the press and speaking to people out in the real world. No links. 1. There is no reason at all... Read More
from Wall Street Pit
Guillotine Set to Fall as French Economy Tanks
May 16, 2013
France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister... Read More
New Range Emerges for Gold
May 13, 2013
As gold faces pressure, Rich Ilczyszyn reveals the new levels that will matter to the market. Read More
category Investing/Commodities , Investing/Commodities/Metal Commodities/Gold , Economics/Central Banks/European Central Bank , and 5 more.
The European Central Bank (ECB) took its first step in ten months to avoid falling into a deeper recession by cutting its benchmark interest rate. The interest rate, which was last changed in July... Read More
Our last chapter was about how the U.S. Federal Reserve was created and why. But it ended with an extreme example of how the universal central banking model works today. Cyprus. As another domino... Read More
Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist, Keith Fitz-Gerald has kept our readers on the bleeding edge of developing financial stories for nearly a decade. Keith's broad and deep knowledge of the... Read More
Sell in May, Go Away? Not This Year, Say Traders
May 08, 2013
Now that the Dow has cracked 15,000, the argument for "sell in May" may be getting weaker, say traders. Read More
placebo’s doing their thing
May 08, 2013
As previously discussed, financial placebos like QE do cause market participants to alter behavior out of either a misunderstanding of the actual fundamentals, or in anticipation of reactions by others... Read More
May 08, 2013
Radical fixes needed to make the euro work Commentary: Warren Mosler has a plan but no takers By Darrell Delamaide May 8 (MarketWatch) — If youre ever tempted to think the euro zone has turned the... Read More
European Monetary Policy
May 03, 2013
As the European economy continues to slump, the ECB has decided to lower interest rates. Could this put gold and silver in the spotlight again? Read More
from Wealth Daily
Jim Cramer: Shifting Winds Sweeping Over Street
May 02, 2013
Jim Cramer believes a major catalyst is changing in the market. If he's right, the implications are big. Read More
If anyone can get a message to him, please tell him that, functionally, negative rates are just a tax on deposits that ultimately reduces spending/output/employment, much like the PSI did in Greece and... Read More
Mario Draghi Calls for Continued Austerity Measures
May 02, 2013
At a news conference Thursday, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called on EU nations to continue austerity measures and warned against raising taxes, which he said were already very high. Read More
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Pro: Here is Gold's Line in the Sand
May 01, 2013
category Investing/Commodities , Investing/Commodities/Metal Commodities/Gold , Economics/Central Banks/Federal Reserve , and 8 more.
Wall Street Sees No End to QE Until At Least 2014
April 30, 2013
CNBC's latest Fed Survey of economists, strategists and money managers, shows they expect the Federal Reserve to keep its foot on the accelerator, as enthusiasm for budget cuts wanes. Read More
Jim Cramer: Mid-Week Sell-Off Potential Ahead
April 26, 2013
Next week investors could find themselves somewhat battered and bruised. Cramer sees the potential for problems around Wednesday. Read More
Germany’s Ifo Drops in April, Raising Odds of ECB Cut
April 24, 2013
And a rate cut only makes it worse, as per the interest income channels: Germany’s Ifo Drops in April, Raising Odds of ECB Cut April 24 (Bloomberg) — Germany’s Ifo index dropped in April, in a further... Read More
Thaler’s Corner 04-22-2013 2013: And now?
April 23, 2013
Again, very well stated! Thaler’s Corner I must admit that I am at a loss for words these days. The analytical items at our disposal describe a situation so complex, given a myriad of contradictory... Read More
Greece, Cyprus May Be Forced to Exit Euro: Citi
April 19, 2013
Major debt restructuring for both Cyprus and Greece will probably force the struggling euro zone countries to leave the single currency, according to Citigroup's latest economic outlook, which warned... Read More
Oil's Tumble Could Be Great for Europe
April 19, 2013
Lower inflation resulting from falling oil prices could allow European policymakers to adopt more expansionary monetary policies, Credit Suisse said in a new report. Read More
category Places/Europe/Italy , Economics/Central Banks/European Central Bank , Places/Europe , and 6 more.
EU Budget Fraud Could Top $6.5 Billion: Study
April 18, 2013
The European Union could be losing more than 5 billion euros ($6.5 billion) a year from its budget due to fraud, vastly greater than currently estimated, according to a damning new report by the U.K.'s... Read More
Pro-Austerity Study Attacked for 'Serious Errors'
April 17, 2013
Fiscal policies pursued by the U.S. and Europe could be called into question after a new study challenged previous research which said debt over a certain level was dangerous for countries. Read More
Why Are Gold Prices Down?
April 12, 2013
Gold and to a lesser extent silver got hammered pretty hard today (Friday) - leading many of our investors to write in and ask why gold prices are down so much this week. Gold closed Friday at its... Read More
Cyprus Confirms Gold Sale Option as Bailout Surges
April 12, 2013
Cyprus said on Thursday a sale of its gold reserves was among the options for its contribution towards an international bailout, as it confirmed that the cost has surged, putting the already teetering... Read More
It's Not Just Stocks: Meet 'Global Asset Reflation'
April 11, 2013
Why prices for everything from Vegas real estate to farmland in Brazil to old U.S. stamps are surging: a downpour of cash from the Federal Reserve and now the Bank of Japan. Read More
Every Gold Coin Has Two Sides
April 11, 2013
Just as every coin has two sides, every data point that doesn't meet expectations usually has an upside somewhere. For instance, although gold prices have fallen with the strengthening U.S. dollar, the... Read More
Will Europe Listen to US Treasury Secretary on Growth?
April 08, 2013
As Treasury Secretary Jack Lew kicks-off his first official visit to Europe, analysts said efforts to coax euro zone leaders to pursue growth-generating policies may fall on deaf ears. Read More
category Places/Europe , Economics/Central Banks/European Central Bank , People/Political Leaders/Jacob Lew , and 6 more.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The Cyprus bailout shows banks can be wound down despite difficulties, European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Jens Weidmann said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, adding the... Read More
Cyprus Sell-Off Sparks Fears of Crunch Time for Spain
April 05, 2013
Spain's banking bailout last year is now a distant memory. First Italy, then Cyprus refocused the market's attention away from Madrid, but according to one strategist, Spain's fragile economy now faces... Read More
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