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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