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Bernanke Reverts to Type, Dollar Destruction Follows

Given the great expectations preceding it, market reaction to the release of the June 19th FOMC meeting today added up to a distasteful case...

Fed Policy: Uncle Ben and the Ill Communication

To paraphrase Warren Buffett, by most accounts the 5 year tide of the Federal Reserve's grand experiment in monetary accommodation is about to start...

Commodities Outlook Video

In his week's video, I take a closer look at various commodities such as Crude Oil, Coffee, Gold, and Cotton, as well as the...
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Stock Market Report and Economic Update: May 2013

By Greg Naylor     May was an eventful month in terms of economic news, with some Fed officials starting to murmur about reducing stimulus.  Bond...
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How Is This Market Like the Tech Bubble? Margin Debt.

Earlier this afternoon we noted Margin debt struck an all-time-high in April - and that the market's net worth is plumbing levels last seen...
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Margin Debt Vaults to An All-Time High in April

April continued 2013's idyllic period for risk-taking everywhere.  A back-of-the-napkin survey shows US stocks went up with the S&P 500 (SPX) clearing +1.85%, while...
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Turnaround Tuesday: Is the Market Vulnerable to a Trend Reversal?

Considering that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 18 times in a row on Tuesdays, investors probably shouldn't be hitching their wagons to...
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Stock Market Report and Economic Update: April 2013

By Greg Naylor     April was an uneventful month in terms of economic news, allowing the stock market and bond market to continue...
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Tightening Fed Policy: Is A Smooth Exit A Sure Thing?

What factor is most responsible for the recovery Fed policy has - by most accounts - stimulated in financial (housing and labor also?) markets...
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Heads Up: It’s NFP Friday!

By Andrew Kassen Welcome to Non-Farm Payroll (NFP; a.k.a. "the monthly unemployment data) Friday! Excluding Central Bank rate decisions and the occasional errant twitter...

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