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Less Anxiety Than on Monday

March 8, 2011

Maybe because its Mardi Gras time, there’s less angst in the air.  Share prices, the dollar, and sovereign debt yields are up.  Focus of investor worry has swung somewhat back toward Europe’s debt problems from fear about the impact of elevated oil prices. Investors believe Qaddafi will be gone when the fighting stops.  Ahead of […] More

It’s Okay to Carry Risk

February 7, 2011

Monday markets have been calm and in a hopeful mood about such dangers as the European debt negotiations, the Egyptian situation, and the resistance of general inflation against commodity price pressures.  At 16:00 GMT, stocks show mostly decent gains, the dollar is modestly higher, and oil prices have been low.  Today’s data calendar was thin […] More

Fresh Concerns about Ezone Peripheral Economies

September 7, 2010

The euro fell 0.9% against the dollar.  Stocks have declined 1.4% in Madrid, 1.2% in Paris, 1.0% in Zurich, 0.9% in London and 0.7% in Frankfurt.  Ten-year sovereign bund and gilt yields are six and four basis points lower.  Bond spreads between Euroland’s peripherals and Germany have widened to more than 935 basis points in […] More

New Concerns about U.S. and Global Growth Prospects

July 7, 2010

Stocks fell 1.7% in Sri Lanka, 1.1% in Hong Kong, 0.8% in India, 0.6% in South Korea, and 0.5% in Australia.  Selling intensified in Europe, where the Paris Cac is trading 1.6% lower, the Spanish IBEX has lost 1.5%, and both the German Dax and British Ftse show losses of 1.3%.  A poorer-than-expected service sector […] More

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