Archive for August 2nd, 2010

Deeper Analysis

U.S. Factory PMI Reading Below Euro Area Score for First Time in 19 Months

August 2, 2010

Manufacturing activity expanded at a slower rate, while the growth in Euroland manufacturing accelerated last month.  The dichotomy in those trends makes sense in light of the the dollar’s 27.5% advance from 1.5149 per euro in late November to 1.1878 in early June.  Both regions had solid above-50 readings between 55 and 57, but Europe’s […] More

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Many Stock Markets in Asia and Europe Posting Sharp Gains on First Trading Day of August

August 2, 2010

Investors remain predisposed to assuming more risk. Stocks advanced by 1.7% in China, 1.8% in Hong Kong, 2.0% in Taiwan, 1.3% in Singapore, 1.2% in India, 0.9% in Thailand and 1.1% in Australia.  The Paris Cac, German Dax and British Ftse have traded up 2.1%, 1.8% and 1.3%.  Trailing behind these markets, Japan’s Nikkei only […] More