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Fresh Appreciation for Latest ECB Actions Spurs Market Rally

March 11, 2016

Share prices in Europe have rallied 3.1% in Germany, 4.4% in Italy, 3.3% in Spain, and 1.6% in Great Britain. Stock markets in the Pacific Rim closed up 0.3% in Australia, 0.5% in Japan, 0.2% in China and 0.4% in India. The Dow shows a current daily advance of 1.2%. West Texas Intermediate crude oil […] More

Weak Data Fuels Further Selling Pressure on Oil and Equities

October 10, 2014

Equities sold off further in Asia and Europe. The dollar is mostly higher.  Many in the U.S. are observing a 3-day weekend for the Columbus Day holiday. WTI oil dropped more than 1% to $84.55. Gold is 0.2% softer. 10-year gilt yields are five basis points lower.  10-year sovereign debt yields remain below 1.0% in […] More

Comments on U.S. and Canadian Jobs Data

July 5, 2013

The wire service headlines told the good news from the U.S. jobs report.  Employment in June, up 195K, was 30K more than forecast, while revisions to April and May levels identified 77K more workers than counted previously.  Growth in private-sector employment exceeded 200K in both May and June.  Jobs grew by a decent 1.7% over […] More

Stronger Euro and Commodity Prices

April 8, 2011

Gold at $1471.20 per ounce is at another record peak. Silver hit a 31-year high of $40.23 per ounce. Oil reached a 30-month high of $111.68 per barrel and is 1.1% stronger on the day. The ECB’s tightening yesterday has buoyed the euro, which at $1.4411 is 0.7% above yesterday’s closing level.  The dollar also […] More

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