Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tim and Dan explain how to tell when a sell off is for real.  Tune in this week and learn how you’ll know when you should exit this market.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Whats Trending on 5/2/2014

Oil giant Shell halts future investments in Russia over Ukraine tensions Russian firms turn to Singapore & Hong Kong for finance as rebuked from West IMF approves $17Bn bailout for Ukraine – No shocker there US economy stalls ‘dramatically’ in 1st Quarter – And this from the WaPo Bond ETF Strategies for a Rising Rate Environment Justice Department ends antitrust…

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Whats Trending on 4/30/2014

Fed’s FOMC Minutes Release – Read for yourself! Some Utility ETF Ideas for the M&E activity – For starters, the Exelon/Pepco Takeover SEC Chair Mary Jo White To Congress: ‘The Markets Are Not Rigged’ – Really, can you say Fed French lawmakers approve €50bn deficit-reduction plan – Now there’s a surprise Bank of Japan projects inflation exceeding 2 percent, keeps…

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Whats Trending on 4/29/2014

US hits Russia’s oil kingpin Igor Sechin with first energy sanctions Fixed-income investment houses double down expecting bond revival – Best of luck! For This ETF, Big Utilities Weight Means Big Returns Brazil ETF Rises as Poll Shows Rousseff Slumping Energy Future reaches deal with creditors; filing Chapter 11 German Central Bank, the Bundesbank, warns of ‘noticeable’ dip in 2nd…

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Whats Trending on 4/28/2014

We’re No. 2! America’s middle class no longer the richest in the world – Consider the source, but the trend if definitely there!! DoubleLine’s Gundlach Suggests Shorting Homebuilder ETFs Huge Earnings Week Looms for Energy ETFs Japan retail sales rise at fastest pace in 17 years before tax hike – Wait till next month! White House says sanctions will include…

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Whats Trending on 4/25/2014

Draghi prepares ground for ECB Bond Purchases – More printing on the way! Denmark’s Central Bank ends negative interest rate experiment – Because it doesn’t work Energy ETFs Dominate Sector Inflows Housing In U.S. Cools even as Economists though Sales would be Heading Higher Amazon shares tank as analysts react to profit woes Amazon’s Bear Market Problematic for These ETFs…

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Whats Trending on 4/24/2014

Weaker inflation could prompt broad ECB asset-buying – The printing is coming, the printing is coming! Settlement time for U.S. trades closer to being shortened – Hallelujah China opens 80 projects in State-Run sectors to Investors Investors starting to look at commodities again – Beginning of a longer term trend?! Daily ETF Watch: Blue Chip Emerging Market ETF Launches –…

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Whats Trending on 4/23/2014

Agribusiness ETF Showing Signs of Life Transport ETFs Saying All the Right Things – But is it due to the shale boom, or an overall healthy economy?! U.S. home resales hit 1-1/2 year low, but may be stabilizing – Once again, blame it on weather Killing Dark Pools is CME Chairman’s fix for Stock Market US Corporate bonds outshine juicier…

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Whats Trending on 4/22/2014

Japan overhauls its public pension fund & shakes up its committee with 3 Abe cherry picked members to move away from Japanese bonds into equities & other ‘risky’ assets – Question, who is going to buy their government bonds?!?! IEX’S exchange plan stirs U.S. stocks queue jumping argument – Should ‘queue jumping’ be allowed, and do you even know what…

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Whats Trending on 4/21/2014

Ackman, Valeant partnering in bid to acquire Botox maker Allergan Netflix, adding customers and profits, will raise prices Ford to name Fields as CEO soon, replacing Mulally Improving Job Market Driving Rebound in U.S. Growth: Economy

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Mortgage Lending Hits a 17-Year Low Five children’s books with the best leadership lessons for adults Hiring rises in 34 states, unemployment rate declines: Can Obama claim victory? What is Alibaba really worth?

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Pro-Russian ‘insurgents’ tighten grip in east Ukraine Google misses earnings & revenue targets again on Q1 report Google Misses on Q1 Earnings as Mobile Drags Down Ad Prices Alibaba’s growth accelerates, U.S. IPO filing expected next week Super Tuesday for EU bank regulations as EU lawmakers approve banking union! Germany’s RWE first EU company to deliver gas to Ukraine China’s…

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BLS Economic News Release – Read it for yourself Global Tensions, Faltering U.S. Stocks Boost Safe-Haven Treasury ETFs Gundlach Sees 30% Odds of New Lows In Interest Rates, More Deflation Possible Yellen: Big Banks Might Have to Hold More Capital Does Rebalancing Really Pay Off?? – My opinion, NO! It was a way for Wall Street Banks to systematically create…

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Separatists ignore ultimatum, tighten grip on east Ukraine Obama warns Putin on Ukraine after deadly clash in East China GDP Gauge showing more drop than main measures The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, And The FDIC Is Suing Dual-Class Shares: From Google to Alibaba, Is It a Troubling Trend for Investors? Apple Faces A Problem And Increasing Prices Will Make…

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Ukraine crisis: Casualties in Sloviansk gun battles Kiev Government to Deploy Troops in Ukraine’s East Russian oil firm says Asian buyers willing to use Euros Cheniere’s CEO says US ability to save Europe from Russian dependence overstated SEC eyes shift away from ‘dark pools’ – This is much more important than High Frequency Trading (HFT) Public pension plans lag corporate…

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China’s Exports ‘Unexpectedly’ Fell in March – No surprise here IRA Rollover ruling Stuns Advisers and Savers – They want your money Shielding Inherited IRAs from Creditors When Safety Rallies, Pay Attention Bears 2 Bulls 1 Goldfinger3x With These New ETFs – Do you like to play with matches? Greece offers first long-term bond since 2010 at 4.95% – And…

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Fed’s actual Press Release of the FOMC minutes – Read for yourself IMF sees strengthening but worries about uneven global growth & inequality – Ulterior motives!?!? New French PM vows massive tax cuts to revive economy – Seems socialism isn’t working Big U.S. banks must boost capital by $68 billion under new rules Toyota to recall nearly 6.5 million vehicles…

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U.S. defense chief gets earful as China visit exposes tensions U.S. warns China over currency depreciation Shifting Japan ETFs for Abenomics 2.0 Dollar takes a dive, yen up as Bank of Japan dashes stimulus hopes WisdomTree’s 5 New Yen Hedged Sector ETFs Debut Today Rich North Americans Abandon Asset Advisors at Faster Pace – Coming to Fee Based Independent Advisors…

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China warns of Capital Flow risks as Fed ends purchases ECB warns against letting France break deficit rules Nigerian economy surpasses South Africa – Now the largest on the continent Credit Suisse Facing Double-Barreled Inquiries concerning tax shelters for US citizens Not Just Sector Funds: Other ETFs Benefit From Utilities Leadership Weekly ETF Flows: Equity ETFs Add $6.5B GM to…

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Pro-Russian activist seize buildings in Ukrainian cities – It’s heating up again Bank of Japan seen catching Fed on expanded stimulus The Old Normal Is Scary Enough Sanctions uncertainty pushes Russia closer to recession China will require stress tests for its banks The Right Leveraged ETFs, Right Now – Only use with caution Most Searched ETFs: A Global Flare  …

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IMF’s Lagarde calls on ECB to ease monetary policy – Let the printing begin The Fed’s Chessboard Google founders look to cement control with a novel share split Medical Devices ETF Pumps Higher along with other Healthcare ETFs PIMCO funds had outflows of $7.3 billion in March – The 10th straight month of redemptions Criminal Inquiry Opened on Citigroup More…

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Common debt fund needs EU treaty change – The obstacle to more printing and bailouts Bank of England warns Investors ‘too relaxed’ about rising interest rates Bogle: Tilt to Corporates for More Yield Chile has 8.2 Magnitude Quake and the companies that could be affected Apple looking to buy Japanese Chipmaker – Can you say vertical integration?! Flurry: Google/Facebook account…

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Biggest ETF flow out of Treasuries since 2010 on Growth Optimism Bullion market considers trading e-platform amid manipulation criticism Investors Trickle Back to Emerging Markets ETFs Western banking regulations could be ‘mutually destructive’ – IMF report Gayed: Rotate Assets Based On Inflation Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion in U.S. Taxes, Senate Report Says – Here comes Robin Hood: Remember, the Congress…

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UN Climate Report: Global Warming Impacts on All Continents, Worse to Come – Whether you believe or not, how what’s reported will affect investments is what matters State regulators hire outside lawyer for dispute with SEC – Overreach and bad for business Apple’s War on Samsung Has Google in Crossfire Winters Stunned At Buffett’s Silence As Coke Tries To Dilute…

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Chicago Fed Presidents Charles Evans ‘Thoughts on Accommodative Monetary Policy, Inflation and Financial Instability’ straight from the Fed’s own website Potential Crackdown on Russia Also Risks Punishing Western Oil Companies   Bank of England poised to act over housing bubble – Can you say sell! Schiff: We’re Heading For A Crisis Worse Than 2007 New ETF Lets You Collect Highway…

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Trending…March 28, 2014

France signs €18 billion in deals with China – 2 Socialist deserve each other   Bank of England and China agree London will become Clearing Hub for Chinese Yuan   Dollar stronger against Euro amid ECB anti-deflation talk of negative interest rates and/or QE!?!    Cold Outside Means Warmth for Utilities ETFs   China regrets WTO rare earth exports ruling…

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Trending… March 26, 2014

G7 warns Russia of more sanctions if Ukraine crisis escalates Sanctions-Hit Russian Bank Urges Halt to Foreign Payments Fans of Floating Rate Note ETFs Too Many Widowed Spouses Not Getting Maximum Social Security S&P downgrades Brazil Venezuelan Bolivar plummets to 8x official rate on the Black Market Houston Ship Channel shut for third day after collision, oil spill Japanese Mizuho…

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Trending… March 25, 2014

Russia kicked out of G8 (now it’s the G7) by U.S. & other countries World leaders meet as Ukraine crisis strains East-West ties China Manufacturing Decline Deepens  China Warns Of ‘Significant Impact’ From Fed Rate Hike Not Just Biotech: Other Momentum ETFs Taken to the Woodshed ETFs to Help Quench Your Thirst for Water Korea confirms deal to buy F-35…

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Trending…March 24, 2014

  Russian troops may be massing to invade Ukraine, says White House Asian stocks pare gains after Chinese PMI drops below expectations – And is in contraction mode. Mexico (and France) back Argentinian debt restructuring – Is this just Capitalist vs Socialist, or a way for Sovereign countries to restructure their debt (default & get out of paying) more easily?!…

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Trending… March 24, 2014

Russian troops may be massing to invade Ukraine, says White House Asian stocks pare gains after Chinese PMI drops below expectations – And is in contraction mode. Mexico (and France) back Argentinian debt restructuring – Is this just Capitalist vs Socialist, or a way for Sovereign countries to restructure their debt (default & get out of paying) more easily?! U.S….

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Trending… March 21, 2014

Fed’s actual FOMC minutes – Read for yourself Ukraine Military concedes Crimea and amasses troops on Eastern Boarder – The conflict may not be over China to Accelerate expansion plans (stimulus) even as economy slows European leaders seek ways to curb dependence on Russian gas Doctor Copper Seeing Just One Patient: China – And she’s sick ETFs With Significant Exposure…

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Trending… March 20, 2014

Dorsey: Go Long US & Gulf States (Premium) Crimea Needs Investment Splurge to Become Next Sochi – Wow, talk about Moscow marketing Corporates Pass ’07 Mortgage Peak as Risk Grows and Corporates become the biggest part of the bond market Japan Exports Rise Slower than Forecast but Deficit Remains Momentum with Israel ETFs

Trending… March 19, 2014

FED likely to adapt forward guidance at policy meeting FED set to roll out new low-rate pledge – Really?! So what’s new? German Court Upheld the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – Let the Euro printing continue! Russia Recognizes Crimea’s Independence – Paving the way for reunification with Russia U.S., EU levy sanctions on Russia, Gives Further Warnings Activists’ Next Target:…

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Trending… March 18, 2014

BOJ governor cautious about corporate tax cuts – Stimulus or Not? China doubles Yuan’s trading band – Think they want the Yuan to weaken?! Multiple employer plans grabbing Congressional attention – Watch out! ETF Investors Flock To Currency Hedged Commodities Weekly ETF Flows: Equity ETFs Popular  

Trending… March 17, 2014

Fed to become a bit trickier to read Ingenious way to still get Amazon Prime for $79 Keurig Green Mountain Added to the S&P 500 Abenomics Faces A Key Test As Sales Tax Hike Looms

Trending… March 14, 2014

US Retail Sales Better Than Expected in Feb. Global stocks slump, bonds rally on Ukraine tensions, China slowdown Latest Bitcoin Craze? Actual Bank Vaults Target knew about the credit card breach and did nothing for almost 2 weeks GE Files For Financial IPO To Focus On Industry Young ObamaCare Enrollees To Fall 50% Below Target Another Government Coverup To Protect…

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Trending… March 13, 2014

This is an economic calendar that I really enjoy using to stat abreast of potential market moving events This is  what the recall will cost General Motors per share  One of the many reasons why commodities are a tough play right now A philanthropic way to drink your daily Java….   Another reason to pay attention to solar stocks  Getting…

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Trending… March 12, 2014

High-Speed Trader Isn’t So Good With Numbers Senators Draft Housing Finance Overhaul Marijuana sales spark warehouse boom in Colorado Facebook Called ‘Best Growth Story’ In Internet Group

Trending… March 11, 2014

Chiquita and Fyffes join to make world’s biggest banana firm Netflix surpasses YouTube as leading online video site McDonald’s Sales Hurt by Fourth-Straight U.S. Drop Colorado collects $2m in marijuana taxes in January Hedge funds look to put strategies into ETFs to lure more investors  Qihoo, Baidu Bets On Mobile Gaming Apps Paying Off

Trending… March 10, 2014

China manufacturing growth slows to 8-month low Ukraine crisis: Tension escalates on ground in Criea Europe faces ‘shooting conflict’ if Russia enters east Ukraine, says Hague Ukraine activists attacked in Crimea The Face behind Bitcoin – Very Interesting Article Novartis drug Jakavi seen as blockbuster after positive data Sifting The Apple Rumors: iPhone 6 Chinese Yuan no Longer a One-Way…

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Trending… March 7, 2014

EU Freezes Yanukovych, Ukraine assets after minimal progress in Paris – No breakthrough in the Ukraine Exxon Mobil puts Ukraine gas prospect on hold – But moving forward in Russia Risks loom on China reform path amid slowing economic growth – Jobs more important than growth according to officials China’s jobs focus blurs outlook for ‘Likonomics’ Supreme Court reconsiders class-action…

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Trending… March 6, 2014

Russia rebuffs West on Crimea amid Paris talks Uranium ETF Far From Radioactive China pledges stable growth, deepening reform Rare bond default warning in China a good thing? – First bond default in Kotok: Russia Face-Off a Boon for XLE (energy ETF) Japan to regulate Bitcoin trades, and impose taxes – Imagine that.  In a few more months there may…

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Trending… March 5, 2014

Russia test fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile amid Crimea tension Ukraine crisis: Angry Angela Merkel questions whether Putin is ‘in touch with reality’ BlackRock: A Tough Spring Ahead for Stocks? – Simple & Elegant explanation An ETF That Could Actually Benefit From the Ukraine Crisis Obama 2015 budget seeks $60 billion tax credit expansion Detroit asks bankruptcy court to OK new…

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Trending… March 4, 2014

Obama weighs sanctions on Russia as Kerry travels to Kiev G7 condemns Russia Ukraine move, halts G8 preparations: White House Putin agrees to Ukraine ‘fact-finding’ mission after talk with Merke From Russia with No Love: Russia ETFs Tumble Following Ukraine Invasion European Banking regulator to review Virtual Currency Risks – Translation: Control Bitcoin and the like China’s manufacturing, services sectors…

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Trending… March 3, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Western leaders scramble to respond to Russian incursion New head of Ukraine’s navy defects to Crimea and Russia’s side Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange, files for bankruptcy, blames hackers – How safe is your “money” now Angela Merkel hints at EU treaty change but sends warning to Britain Apple wins dismissal of $2.2 billion German patent infringement…

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Trending… February 27, 2014

Ex-economics minister drafting Ukraine-EU accord in Brussels, US will join EU aid Credit Suisse Executives weren’t aware of Tax Dodges – Really?! So they don’t know what’s going on inside their own company? That’s almost more disturbing than the tax dodging Many big U.S. corporations pay very little in taxes – That’s due to lobbyists and CONGRESS!  But here come…

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Trending… February 26, 2014

Bitcoin’s Price Plummets As Mt. Gox Goes Dark, With Massive Hack Rumored Chinese Yuan drops most since 2010 amid speculation People’s Bank of China wants volatility JPMorgan Chase to Cut Thousands More Jobs Credit Suisse Investigated by Senate over Tax Dodging by US Citizens Cisco Borrow $8 Billion in Bonds for Share Buyback ETF Replacements for Fidelity’s Contrafund – Heady,…

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Trending… February 25, 2014

Ukraine calls for urgent aid after Yanukovich ousted – On verge of default and need 35 billion. Barron’s Is Wrong on Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Fed officials wanted more power over Wall St during 2008 crisis – Dallas FED President Richard “Dick” Fisher weighs in and gives his 2 cents Chesapeake Energy Announces It is Pursuing Strategic Alternatives for Its…

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Trending… February 24, 2014

US warns Russia against Ukraine grab as the Ukraine sets European course after ouster of Yanukovich – It’s getting very dangerous Susan Rice says Russia should not involve troops in Ukraine Big consumer companies cut costs, Wall Street wants bolder steps Chinese Yuan Slides in Worst Week since 2011 on Growth Concerns Apple: Net Income Growth Is The Name Of…

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Trending… February 21, 2013

Keep monetary policy loose or recovery could falter, says IMF – Surprised? Record Japan trade deficit highlights risk of economic stumble Loss Tapers at Tesla as Its Sales Still Climb – Will guidance growth support price Eurozone Business slows, PMI down Nebraska law allowing Keystone Pipeline struck down by judge Is The Market Right About Discounting IBM? Facebook’s $19 billion…

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Trending… February 20, 2014

Federal Reserve FOMC Minutes – Read for yourself Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West readies sanctions – Something is going on beneath the surface – Keep your eyes OPEN Germany: EU to consider sanctions on Ukraine as Clash becomes very deadly Germany & France move closer to deal on a transaction tax – Coming to our shores soon Minimum Wage…

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Trending…February 19, 2014

Needing Scapegoats for Failures, Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Diplomats – It’s getting ugly fast. I keep saying this: Socialism/Communism DOESN’T WORK, look at the most prosperous countries in the world, then look at the poorest!!! Which way are we headed?! Venezuela Opposition Leader Detained on Anti-Maduro March by National Guard Deposit flight hits state-run bank in Thailand – Are you seeing a…

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Trending… February 18, 2014

U.S. sees emerging market woes as focal point at G20 Japan’s economy grows at slower pace, raises stakes for Abenomics – Slower, got crushed! China’s new yuan loans hit four-year high – A new record, can you say pseudo print Most Searched ETFs: Commodities, Dividends, Europe Dominate How Google Plans To Expand into a Massive, Untapped Market – Aggressive play:…

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Trending… February 14, 2014

Mordy’s Note to Yellen: QE is Easy Part – Did he just compare lead singer Kurt Cobain of grunge band Nivana to Janet Yellen?! Japan’s wholesale prices up 2.4% in January – The BoJ is getting what it wants, be careful what you wish for U.S. car sales slowdown triggers discount war – Rollout the discounts baby, but will there…

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Trending… February 13, 2014

Japanese machine orders crater, down over -15% in a Month (MoM) – That’s the biggest 1 month drop since 1998 Strong China January trade data sparks cheers, and doubts – Fake trade data? United Auto Worker’s (UAW) future hinges on vote at Volkswagen’sTennessee plant Ford Motor: Cash Flow Based Intrinsic Value Approaching $35 per Share – Good value IF you…

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Trending… February 12, 2014

FED Chairwomen Janet Yellen ‘Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress’ directly from the FED’s own website, read for yourself House rolls dice on debt limit China’s Central Bank declines to inject liquidity  - Can you say rising rates and volatility?! Blackstone-backed hotel chain La Quinta files to go public Mishkin: Fed To Save Us From Infantile Congress, Weak Obama, Tea…

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Trending… February 11, 2014

Can Janet Yellen Dance On The Head Of A Pin? New Fed chief Janet Yellen preps for 1st congressional testimony Was JPMorgan CEO Jaime Dimon aware of Chinese hiring nepotism? Japan’s trade deficit widens to record – Investors are becoming jittery Kyiv tries to dampen currency fear as Fitch downgrades Ukraine as Central Bank imposes currency controls People’s Bank of…

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Trending… February 10, 2014

This Week’s Most Searched ETFs: Commodities Reign but there are Others Japanese Stocks Crash: What To Do? Lipper: US taxable bond funds see record net $10.7 bln inflows – Investors getting risk averse? Moody’s: Negative Impact Of QE Taper On Emerging Markets Likely Temporary – We’ll see SAC Capital’s Martoma found guilty of insider trading – This isn’t over by…

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Trending… February 7, 2014

The Pain Has Only Just Begun JPMorgan nears sale of commodity unit – Will Mercuria become the next commodity global powerhouse Germany could move currency & metals trading onto exchanges to curb manipulation Samsung Is Building An Army To Fight Apple Obama: Curb retirement tax breaks for rich Gold for the Long Run? ECB holds rate at record lows Solid…

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Trending… February 6, 2014

Venezuela Suspends 1st Dollar Auction since Devaluation – Crisis in Paradise, excuse me, in Communism/Socialism.  It doesn’t work and Venezuela is about to implode even worse! Market manipulators in the EU may be imprisoned – Good! Will Sapphire Help Apple Retain Its Smartphone Leadership? Puerto Rico rating cut to junk by S&P If You Are Scared Of The Current Market,…

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Trending… February 5, 2014

Government likely to exhaust debt-ceiling options soon, Lew warns – Here we go again Equity ETFs Lead $15.3B Outflows in Jan – Especially emerging markets, see the list Japanese Government to provide tax cuts to boost growth – They were talking about tax hikes recently, getting desperate?! FCC Chairman Wheeler tells Sprint chair he is skeptical on T-Mobile deal Facebook…

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Trending… February 4, 2014

US Trade Deals remain on track, says Froman – White House confident it will overcome opposition in Congress Prepare For a Shortage Of Physical Gold – Really?! Welcome to the Party Macro Issues Lift Gold ETFs – Can you say currency problems, especially emerging markets Fed’s Yellen to testify before Congress Feb. 11 and 13 Apple’s R&D Spend Points to…

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Trending… February 3, 2014

Senator Harkin pushes private run retirement plan for everyone – Substitute for MyRA?! Japan’s inflation accelerates, getting closer to their 2% target Emerging Market Crisis And Capital Flows: New Patterns It’s Been a Bad Week for the Ruble – Ruble falls to record low against the dollar.  FED’s actions cause emerging market currency turmoil The Junior Miners Are Extremely Close…

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Trending… January 31, 2014

World risks deflationary shock as BRICS puncture credit bubbles – Great Article! The Crisis That Isn’t (Yet) – One perspective Facebook soars as mobile ad revenue crushes estimates Roubini: China/Japan Tension a Threat Bloody January for Emerging Markets Outflows – The trend will continue as the dollar strengthens EU wants to curb & separate ‘too big to fail” banks proprietary…

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Trending… January 30, 2014

Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone to enact economic policies JPMorgan deciding who will purchase 2 Billion Commodity Unit AT&T subscriber growth misses estimates, shares fall – This has been the trend Turkish central bank makes massive rate hikes to stem lira fall – So did South Africa EU and Russia launch new talks on former Soviet…

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Trending… January 29, 2014

Big Earnings Week for Tech ETFs India raises rates in surprise move to fight inflation, but further hikes unlikely soon China’s Central Bank warns of liquidity risks for smaller banks Deep cuts in farm bill averted in Farm Bill Smartphone shipments topped 1 billion for 1st time with Samsung leading the way Earnings Preview: Google Q4 2013 Inflation Is Already…

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Trending… January 28, 2014

Japan’s Record Trade Deficits (Almost Double) – What It Means Investor Gloom over emerging markets – Bigger problems globally? Are Central Banks Losing Control Of The Gold Market? Bank of America’s trading practices being probed – Can you say frontrunning? Argentina braced for first day under relaxed forex controls Tight EU lending standards keep lid on growth – Or is…

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Trending… January 27, 2014

IMF warns more needed for big bank risk – Governments unprepared for major bank failure Business chiefs fear ticking jobless time bomb: Billionaires in Davos worry global unemployment could bring social unrest & political turmoil Argentine Peso suffers steepest fall since 2002 crisis – High risks for emerging markets right now Argentinean Cabinet Chief Capitanich: ‘What happened wasn’t a devaluation…

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Trending… January 24, 2014

Treasury Secretary Lew Sends Warning on Debt Limit – U.S. Will Run Out of Money Soon DOL set to take a look at ‘brokerage windows’ in 401(k) plans – Your ‘self-directed’ 401k brokerage at risk, the government trying to protect You from You! China in the Bull Shop China factory contraction shows weak start for economy in 2014 Insider Buying…

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Trending… January 23, 2014

Bank of Japan Sticks to Record Easing as Inflation Picks Up China Manufacturing Contracts, First Contraction in 6 Months Roubini: ‘Dr. Realist’ Sings Bullish Tune Harry Dent: How to Prosper in the Coming Downturn – The opposite argument Davos dilemma: how to help, not harm, world’s fragile recovery – The Central Banks’ Dilemma Geospace Technologies: Attractive Because It Helps Companies…

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Trending… January 22, 2014

China’s Expansion Loses Momentum in the 4th Quarter What Are The Bearish Triggers? – Great article for what to look for going forward Weekly ETF Flows: Int’l Funds Popular China Money Market Rates Drop as China’s Central Bank Infuses Cash – Can you say bailout Huge Earnings Week for These ETFs Tumbling Loonie (Canadian Dollar) Not Yet Benefiting Big Canada…

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Trending… January 21, 2014

Investor Animal Spirits Spread to Companies Worldwide (contradicts next article) AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Nears A 12-Year High Deflation ‘ogre’ probably won’t come to life – Central Banks will make sure of it AdvisorShares Launches New Low Duration Bond ETF A Breakout Looms for Palladium Gold’s Rally Continues, WTI Outpacing Brent, NatGas Top Performer S&P 500 Analyst Ratings By…

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Trending… January 17, 2014

Gross Says Focus on Shorter Maturities as Inflation Trumps Jobs – He’s right! China’s finances weaker than data show, IMF report says Rein in speed of debt rise – Is China the Next Black Swan even before Europe? Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Reports A Stellar Quarter U.S.-Based Bond Funds See First Inflows since September A Retirement Time Bomb is Ticking…

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Trending… January 16, 2014

Amazon Kindle Is No Apple iPad Killer China Mobile received 1.2 Mn pre-orders for the iPhone, and the Apple-China Mobile deal a ‘watershed’ moment: Tim Cook – The CEO would/should say that, but still good nevertheless Why the Nasdaq Will Outperform The Other Major Indices In 2014 – Bold Prediction, I Like It IRS Releases Final FFI (Foreign Financial Institution…

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Trending… January 15, 2015

Congress agrees on Spending Measure – Over 1 Trillion through October! Japan’s Current Account Deficit Widens to a Record on Weaker Yen – The Snowball has started rolling How a Negative-Duration Bond ETF Works – Hedged sounds good, but here when you have a real flight to “quality,” treasuries go up while aggregate bonds can go down: double whammy! Google…

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Trending… January 14, 2013

The State of the Bull Market – Week of January 13, 2014 Why is PIMCO so Defiant after Investors Pull a Record $41 Billion GM close to reinstating dividend It’s back: Securitization – Haven’t we been down this road? 21 Billion Yuan (3.4 Bn USD) “Lock-Up” Shares Now Eligible for Trade Iran to implement nuclear deal as Obama pleas with…

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Trending… January 13, 2104

Pathetic December Job Numbers: Proof 2014 To Be A Challenging Year China ‘overtakes’ US as world’s largest goods trader European Central Bank’s Draghi “to early to declare crisis over.” – Draghi concerned it’s just reemerging, and he’s right.  Euro printing is on the way! Barron’s: Wrong On MLPs Like Kinder Morgan Energy – I completely agree with the writer Congressional…

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Trending… January 13, 2014

Pathetic December Job Numbers: Proof 2014 To Be A Challenging Year China ‘overtakes’ US as world’s largest goods trader European Central Bank’s Draghi “to early to declare crisis over.” – Draghi concerned it’s just reemerging, and he’s right.  Euro printing is on the way! Barron’s: Wrong On MLPs Like Kinder Morgan Energy – I completely agree with the writer Congressional…

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Trending… January 10, 2014

FED’s FOMC actual minutes from FED’s own website – QE benefits hitting diminishing returns Risks Linger for Europe ETFs China’s CPI drops more than expected – But still running healthy at 2.5% The Danger Overlooked By Most Long-Term Investors – Good article Financial Stability Board lengthens lists of “too big to fail.” – I hate to say this, but I…

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Trending… January 9, 2014

Congress negotiators near funding accord before Deadline – All sellouts save a few! U.S. urges Europe to take more action on bank backstops – Are European banks the next Black Swan? Microsoft close to naming CEO, Ford’s Mulally stays put Aereo raises millions ahead of Supreme Court ruling – Big consequences for the consumer & paid TV services like DirecTV…

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Trending… January 8, 2014

A Long-Dollar ETF For the 21st Century – A good alternative to UUP UK services sector growth slows – but still outpaces Eurozone average China imposes new rules to fight Shadow Banking Algorithmic trading systems in FINRA sights Samsung posts profit decline (1st time in 2 years) amid battle with Apple – Can you say cannibalization Annual Consumer Electronics Show…

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Trending… January 7, 2014

  Central Banks split on Stimulus in 2014 as FED Tapers – Central Banks face challenges, what an understatement Bernanke sees headwinds fading as U.S. is poised to grow – Problem is the FED’s forecasts are notoriously wrong Can Micron Move Higher After Earnings? – What To Watch For This Week In The Stock Market Euro zone corporate lending shrinks…

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Trending… January 6, 2014

Coming 2014 Explosion: EU Money Supply Or EU Itself? BlackRock: How High Can U.S. Stocks go in 2014? – Grain of salt as Blackrock represents the sell side. No time limit to be set for monetary easing – This means the Yen printing won’t end anytime soon Chained CPI Could Cut Social Security Benefits – Not could, WILL, that is…

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Trending… December 23, 2013

Eric Sprott: Higher Interest Rates Are Poison For World Economies In 2014 – Great Article, a MUST Read! Standard & Poors strips the EU of its AAA rating FED’s Balance Sheet reach an unprecedented 4 Trillion – And Counting Need Asset Protection? Cook Islands, a Paradise of Untouchable Assets (so far) Small-Cap Stocks, ETFs Hit Seasonal Sweet Spot Weekly COMEX…

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Trending…December 20, 2013

German Chancellor Merkel Urges Reforms to Preserve Euro Europe moves towards scheme to close failing banks Judge says Facebook, Zuckerberg, & banks must face IPO lawsuit Google May Be Next In Line to Boycott Intel Brazil Snubs Boeing in Fighter Jet Deal – Was the Snowden U.S. spying leaks a factor as Brazil was furious?! Smartphone Subsidies May End; Apple…

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Trending…December 19, 2013

  Fed cuts bond buying in first step away from historic stimulus, but stresses easy policy U.S. preparing civil charges against Citigroup, Merrill Lynch India holds rates steady even with rampant inflation – They want to promote growth, another Hobson’s choice Social Security Strategy Shows Some Retirees Should File Younger Apple’s China Mobile Problem 2014 Market Outlook: Reason for Optimism,…

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Trending… December 18, 2013

Bank of Japan says Significant Room for More Bond Purchases – Not to Be Outdone by the FED, the short Yen trade is alive and well Big Changes for Biotech ETFs – Add Some New Holdings; Others Depart Gundlach – Don’t Plan on Tapering Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted (over Financial Crisis)? – Interesting essay from a Judge…

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Trending… December 17, 2013

New Stock Additions & Subtractions Coming for QQQ and the NASDAQ 100 Argentine to offer 180 day US dollar denominated debt – Can you say desperate WisdomTree: What is the U.S. Dollar Worth? Wall Street’s energy rivals – Big Oil, a French utility, the Koch brothers Eurozone accelerated, but growth is uneven Chinese growth slows Sunny skies: China’s gold ambitions…

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Trending… December 16, 2013

U.S.-based stock mutual funds post $6.5 bln outflow, biggest of year -Lipper – Just the facts U.S.-based Stock Mutual Funds Post $6.5B Outflow, Biggest Of Year – The interpretation House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown – Complete sellout, but bullish for precious metals and commodities over the long term  Texas Industries (TXI) said to weigh sale amid building…

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Trending… December 13, 2013

Israel’s Fischer to be top choice for FED Vice Chairman – Can you say Dove! Eurozone industrial output falls Japanese Pension Fund (biggest in the world) should cut Japanese bonds – First nail in the coffin Facebook to join S&P 500 Gundlach: Junk Bonds Overvalued, Bull Market Could Trigger Pension Reset Ford board aims to pin down CEO Mulally’s plans…

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Trending… December 12, 2013

U.S. budget deal could usher in new era of cooperation – More spending to go along with the printing EU set for more Cyprus-style bail-ins for troubled banks – Take from the depositors?! Don’t these morons know that it will cause big depositors to pull money causing the bank run they are trying to prevent Bank’s World Under Dodd-Frank as…

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Trending… December 11, 2013

Volcker Rule Ushers in Era of Increased Oversight of Wall Street Banks – Details to be unveiled IMF extends Argentina time to fix inflation and GDP data (manipulation) Rising Rates Don’t Matter For Kinder Morgan Energy Partners – Good ideas for investors looking for income. But read and understand the whole article Muni Bonds, ETFs Experience Heavy Outflows – The…

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Trending… December 10, 2013

Internal JPMorgan documents link Business contracts to nepotism – The investigation goes on! WTO deal forces customs reform, keeps farm subsidies intact Unemployment  Drop  Boosts  Fed QE  Taper Speculation Japan’s growth lows more than expected after GDP revision – Means more stimulus Apple Increasing Margins and Stock Poised To Surge Detroit Bankruptcy Casts Shadow Over Muni Bond ETFs – Be wary of…

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Trending… December 9, 2013

Economy in U.S. Grows at 3.6% Rate on Bigger Inventories – Good article on reading between the lines on the economic numbers ECB underlines readiness to take further action if necessary – More printing in the future Chinese Yuan rises to new high against USD Friday How 3 Countries Lost their Position as the World’s Dominant Financial Power Over the…

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Trending… December 6, 2013

Japan approves 182 billion stimulus – let the printing begin, the currency wars are alive and well Pension Plan liabilities growth still outpacing assets China’s Bitcoin Ban Leads to Massive Selloff – Don’t want citizens to get money out of coutnry OPEC keeps output steady Apple, China Mobile sign deal to offer iPhone Apple May Earn $10 Billion In Added…

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Trending… December 5, 2013

Hong Kong & Singapore bourses agree to co-operate on Yuan business – Bad for the U.S. dollar Singapore and Hong Kong exchanges to collaborate on Yuan Illinois Legislature Approves Retiree Benefit Cuts in Troubled Pension System Eurozone PMI slips as Europe losses momentum China’s growth slows The Ultimate Income Portfolio – Some income ideas, but you still need brakes Icahn…

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Trending… December 4, 2013

Chinese Yuan Passes Euro as 2nd-Most Used Trade for Trade Finance Illinois prepares to vote on pension reform – Unions oppose but 100 Billion underfunded Regression to Trend: A Perspective on Long-Term Market Performance – Makes you think Charting S&P 500 Breadth & Multiples – Good, short article about how breadth important P/E Multiples, Deleveraging & the Big Experiment: Sizing…

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Trending… December 3, 2013

The Post-Crisis Facts Are In, And They’re Not Kind To Keynesian Thinking 100k Ukrainians protest yelling “Ukraine is Europe” wanting agreement with EU, not Russia East African trade bloc approves monetary union deal to form single currency Do-nothing Congress dithers on budget as deadline nears Individual Utilities Vs. Utility ETFs For Income Investors 3 Health Care REITs To Buy When…

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Trending… November 26, 2013

ECB could cut interest rates soon Bank of Japan’s Kuroda inflation target will be met, policy (stimulus) expanded if needed Global Debt Crisis Part two: Largest Wealth Transfers – Great, well written article Europe will benefit from Iranian accord Microsoft’s X-Box sells over 1 million within 24 hours UN climate talks end with deal on curbing emissions – Detrimental to…

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Trending… November 25, 2013

People’s Bank Of China Announces End Of U.S. Treasury Buying – Ramifications HUGE German court won’t rule on legality of ECB bond-buying yet Is The Gold Market Manipulated? Part 1: Intro & the London Gold Pool – Great Article Ukraine Ditches EU in Favor of Russia – Or was it extortion South Korea to buy 40 F-35s from Lockheed Martin…

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Trending… November 22, 2013

Stagflation and Financial Repression – Great article and short, sweet, and to the point Japan to keep the printing flowing China’s manufacturing weakens somewhat Still No Consensus or Clarity On Tapering – and the FED searching for new ways to “help” the  recovery Corporate Lobbyists Fighting Tax Proposals Chrysler adds four underwriters as it eyes December IPO Health Care ETFs…

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Trending… November 21, 2013

FED’s FOMC Minutes – The Federal Reserve’s actual Press Release Jack Lew Sees No Alternative to Congress Raising Debt Limit – Yes because cutting spending is not an option Bubbles In Bitcoin & Elsewhere – Great article about the Global Money Supply Communication & Monetary Policy – Bernanke’s thinking and latest speech Nov 19th Bernanke Sees Low Interest Rates Long…

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Trending… November 20, 2013

People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to extend Yuan trading band & exit regular intervention As U.S. default threatened, JPMorgan prepared to fund federal benefits – Politicking?! Organization for Economic Development (OECD) Cuts Global Growth Outlook People’s Bank of China adds cash to lower rates, but warns of need to deleverage More Floating Rate ETFs coming out, but do your research…

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Trending… November 19, 2013

Yellen To Blow Bigger Bubble In Dow Jones Industrial Average – Great article & synopsis The Internal War over the Volcker Rule EU: Italy risks breaking debt, deficit rules in 2014 – Italy has always been the key to the EU, forget Greece, Portugal, or Spain Inflation eroding savings of Indians living in metros – Minister of Finance, the Reserve…

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Trending… November 18, 2013

Message From Yellen Is Full Speed Ahead on the Stimulus Beijing Talks Up Economic Reform U.S. spy scandal weighs on U.S. tech firms in China, Cisco takes hit What Are The Real Earnings Of These Premium Companies? Moody’s cuts debt of 4 major banks as it concludes its review Ten Reasons Warren Buffett Bought So Much Exxon Mobil Stock Apple’s Italian…

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Trending… November 15, 2013

With Global Growth Slowing, Central Banks of the World Talk of Warming Up the Printing Presses! The Myth of the Accelerating Economy – Good article Why euro zone slowdown should worry the world Japan 3rd Qtr GDP slows, consumption expected to pick up again – To get ahead of tax increases next year! Really, that’s your logic!? Yellen says Fed…

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Trending… November 14, 2013

Britain considering London Yuan clearing bank – One more nail in slow demise of the dollar BoE upgradeds outlook and hints at rate hike while ECB pondering asset purchases (printing) China’s vague Third Plenum, or “Decision Document” too vague or big, encompassing master plan London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur in 3-way fight for Islamic finance crown U.S. stock exchanges offer plans…

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Trending… November 13, 2013

Trans-Atlantic Free Trade: US Pushes for Deal Despite NSA Scandal – EU Pushing Back BRICS nations keen to set up reinsurance company – and circumvent Western sanctions Financial Stability Board releases list of 29 banks that will require additional capital because they are too big to fail! China pledges ‘decisive’ role for markets in reform push How to Capitalize on the Bakken Oil Boom Liz…

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Trending… November 12, 2013

Another California City considering bankruptcy, Desert Hot Springs, CA – Is the damn breaking?! The GIGO jobs report Japan’s loan demand increases most since June 2009 – Does that mean inflation or growth?! Insiders Are Selling Google Washington state lawmakers pass tax breaks, aiming to win/keep Boeing work China inflation rises YoY, but slows last month Novartis selling blood transfusion…

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Trending… November 11, 2013

  France downgraded to “AA” by S&P as French President Hollande’s approval slumps to an all-time low China discusses economic overhaul & plots future Asia: 3 Warning Signs Of A Potential Bloodbath Ahead German trade surplus hits record high in September – This highlights the imbalance in the EU Insiders Are Selling Apple Demand For Physical Gold Will Send Prices…

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Trending… November 8, 2013

Surprise ECB Rate Cut Doesn’t do Much for Europe ETFs Beware The Complacency Of The Crowd Ireland heads for end of bailout; final review Spain industrial output grows for the 1st time in 2 1/2 years in September Long/Short Large-Caps ETFs look interesting The U.S. Dollar, The Euro And Their Influence On Gold Prices India opens up financial sector to…

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Trending… November 7, 2013

Eurozone continues to grow, but activity slowing raising “concerns the upturn is faltering” increasing pressure on the ECB “to reinvigorate the recovery.” – Drop rates and print, what Central Banks know EU to recover at tepid pace, but strong Euro a headache – Solution, weaken the Euro Global watchdog says new Global Financial Policeman with teeth needed CFTC Charges Donald…

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Trending…November 6, 2013

EU Lowers Euro-Area Growth Outlook as Debt Crisis Lingers – I thought problems were solved? China premier warns against loose money policies, but growth essential?! ECB says High Frequency Trading (HFT) aids market efficiency Bill Gross no longer King, loses spot as World’s largest mutual fund to Vanguard – really it’s about investors fleeing bonds moving into stocks Aussie Dollar…

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Trending… November 5, 2013

  European Central Bank (ECB) may soon join the flight of the doves A Sobering Assessment of Economic & Political Impacts on the Housing Recovery from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects? Leaving US without energy independence Commission-free ETFs a big hit with RIAs – Be wary, commission free doesn’t mean…

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Trending… November 4, 2013

  Food stamp cuts are about to be implemented, which companies will be affected Central Banks Make Swaps Permanent as Crisis Backstop Tech companies call for more NSA checks Mega-Techs square off over Nortel patents Slight headwinds as iPad Air takes off Weekly COMEX Gold Inventories: Pressure Builds as Registered Gold Inventories Hit a New All-Time Low – Great article…

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Trending… November 1, 2013

Fed maintains strong stimulus as U.S. growth stumbles U.S. Accuses Germany of Causing Instability Germany retaliates over U.S. Treasury criticism – The blame game is accelerating as economies slow Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy and ups GDP outlook – Sure it’s not just inflation The Big 4 Economic Indicators: Industrial Production & Real Retail Sales – Heady, but great…

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Trending… October 31, 2013

Federal Reserve Press Release – Economy Too Weak to Taper Union & retiree pressure mounting against multiemployer pension fund reform – The Big Fight IMF’s Singh: Asia/China Needs to Boost Domestic Demand for Growth, Can’t Rely on U.S. Barclays beats forecast but profit drops 26% depending how you count Spain exits from 2-year recession in 3rd quarter – Again, depending…

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Trending… October 30, 2013

Why Deficits Don’t Matter – Wow, dangerous article but how the other half thinks Larry Summers Says More Spending Needed To Perk Up Recovery – Print baby print or Bait & switch for Janet Yellen?! American Capital Slams mREIT ETFs Deutsche Bank Profit Falls 94% on Legal Costs & Trading Slump UBS targeted in probe into FX rigging – See…

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Trending… October 29, 2013

FED probes banks’ exposure to mREITS (purchase of L-T mortgages with S-T paper) – Canary? French Central Bank says Robin Hood tax is “enormous risk.” – You think?!  Money will flee U.K. Finance Minister Osborne to Stop Short of Full RBS Break-Up & create internal “bad” bank Fannie & Freddie told to terminate their Pension Plans Apple Beats But Treated…

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Trending… October 28, 2013

The IMF Lays The Groundwork For Global Wealth Confiscation Where Have All The Apple Skeptics Gone? Ron And Rand Paul Tag Team Against Janet Yellen – Will there be a push against Yellen (not) The Stock Market Bubble’s Achilles Heel IBM Is The Only Value Left On The Dow – Bold statement meaning everything else pricey Weekly COMEX Gold Inventories:…

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Trending… October 25, 2013

China’s Rate Jumps Most in 2 Months as Injections End JPMorgan Faces Possible Penalty in Madoff Case – JP just can’t catch a break BofA’s Countrywide Found Liable for Defrauding Fannie Mae US task force probes 9 banks on mortgage-backed securities- Banks are getting from all directions Yardeni Sees Secular Bull Continuing As Roubini, Mauldin Wave White Flags Wunderlich Starts…

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Trending… October 24, 2013

Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US - WOW!  This will have Big Lasting Effects China opens up bond market offshore – It must to have large liquid bond market and currency market if it ever wants to be the reserve currency of the world ECB will stress test EU banks to “strengthen confidence” Top China Banks Triple Debt Write-Offs as…

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Trending… October 23, 2013

The Great Unwind – How Is It All Going To End? – Interesting take on QE, but I don’t agree Tepid U.S. job growth supports Fed’s cautious stance – Just putting off the inevitable China’s housing bubble; concerns growing California Raised Yields in Day 2 of $2.2 Billion Sale – Just the beginning of increased costs to attract investors Seek…

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Trending… October 22, 2013

Japan’s Export Growth Slows Again in Challenge for Abe – More printing?! BOJ Kuroda Repeats: Japan on Track Toward 2% Inflation Target – They believe it is a good thing EU Ignores Tip-Offs the Greece was Squandering Bailout Funds – Politics as Usual Google is Held to a Different Standard than Apple and Others Sink or Swim? Apple’s Q1 Guidance…

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Trending… October 18, 2013

JPMorgan Chase Denies New Capital Controls on Accounts – But agrees limiting monthly withdrawals to 50k?!?! Creeping Capital Controls at JPMorgan Chase? – If you don’t have physical gold yet, quit sitting on the fence, you are running out of time BUY!! The Damage Done – To the Treasury Bond Market and America’s Reputation US debt deal a temporary fix…

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Trending… October 16, 2013

Senate Leaders Resume Fiscal Talks as House Scraps Vote Swiss Tax Haven No Longer, Leaving Beanie Baby Billionaire Facing Tears & Jail UK Court to Hear Landmark LIBOR Case – Could Costs Banks Billions? Did World Bank’s assistance to China cost U.S. jobs French-German divisions cloud efforts to fix broken banks – to backstop or not Is The Canary Among…

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Trending… October 15, 2013

Global Central Banks Plan Contingencies for U.S. Debt Default The doomsday portfolio: How to invest for default Europe prepares to come clean on hidden bank losses Spanish banks fear new capital hit in European review Netflix Holding Discussions About Cable Partnerships Gulf (Arab Gulf states) hit record production India Inflation Reaching 7-Month High Adding Rate Pressure Earnings Preview: IBM Corp….

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Trending… October 14, 2013

Senators Struggle to End U.S. Shutdown as Default Looms China’s Unexpected Export Drop Underscores Global Demand Threat Greece rules out more austerity – And you thought the Greek issue was behind us CME forced to delay launch of London derivatives exchange amid concerns of systematic risk Investors & Regulators Agree Reform Won’t Prevent Another Crisis -Reasons: Politicians & Trust Financial…

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Trending… October 11, 2013

  Obama hasn’t accepted or rejected the temporary debt ceiling increase yet – conflicting reports The Real Crisis for Washington and Wall Street – GREAT ARTICLE! IMF says EU must speed up banking union to gain trust – And Control! SEC’s proposed new fiduciary rule; Brokers versus Advisors – You decide Brazil raises interest rates again to battle inflation GM…

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Trending… October 10, 2013

IMF warns US default would hurt global economy – Really! Bankers warn against prioritizing interest payments over social security – Those aren’t the only choices! French government tells companies you can’t fire employees without approval – Slippery slope ALPS Introduces New Income ETF Will Some High-Yield MLPs Slash Their Distributions and Dividends, and Who are the Best FED attempts a Power…

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Trending… October 9, 2013

U.S. no longer in Top 10 in Global Retirement Rankings Obamacare Boondoggle Could be a Boon for These ETFs Perception and Reality: Focus On Earnings – Great Article Private China services PMI shows slowdown, contrary to government numbers JPMorgan prepares to fight CFTC manipulation charges Germany shows modest growth The Fire Fueling Gold

Trending… October 8, 2013

The 3 Biggest Lies About Bond ETFs Workers and employers face off at U.S. Supreme Court Greece sees end to 6-yr recession, light at the end of the tunnel – That’s a long tunnel BOJ Kuroda: Japan On Track Toward 2% Inflation Target – OUCH for the Citizens Apple: Don’t Be Afraid To Short Government shutdown could send ag markets…

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Trending… October 7, 2013

Treasuries Rise on Demand for Safety After Lew Default Warning Boehner says U.S. on path to default if Obama won’t negotiate Weekly COMEX Gold Inventories: Gold’s Divergence From Silver Continues The Rational Reasons To Be Bearish On Apple White House trade deal abroad hits opposition at home Gold Climbs With Silver on U.S. Stimulus Outlook Amid Debt Talks Direxion Launches…

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Trending… October 4, 2013

Bill Gross’s Flagship Fund, PIMCO Total Return, Had $5.4 Billion of Redemptions Last Month Obama says no negotiations while the government is shut down China proposes establishing Asian infrastructure investment bank – Circumventing the dollar?!? JPMorgan now faces trial in Italy for withholding information This week’s other huge (but little-noticed) fight: Wall Street’s newest scheme to Protect You US Shutdown…

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Trending… October 3, 2013

Washington braces for prolonged government shutdown Junk Bond Volume Plummet: Investors want quality & investment banks profits will decline  Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board Bill must go Treasury Secretary Lew Presses Congress as U.S. Faces Oct. 17 Debt Ceiling Deadline Fed’s Physical Commodities Inquiry Widens at Goldman, Morgan Stanley – Who audits the FED?…

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Trending… Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Markets unfazed by Government Shutdown Government Shutdown may be a reason to invest Japan hikes sales tax to 8% – bad idea Insurance exchanges set to open, but glitches slow Obamacare JPMorgan’s Jaime Diamond visits White House, as deals could disintegrate over “wrongdoing” Government won’t release jobs reports if government still shutdown – Reports weren’t accurate anyway An Undervalued Income…

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Trending… October 1, 2013

First U.S. Shutdown in 17 Years Imminent With No Talks – Wag the Dog Italian Parliament disintegrating, PM trying to save government Yields spiking, Black Swan? 5 top Wall Street banks face BIG Earnings hit Chinese manufacturing well below estimates, not as strong as 1st thought Huge, “beautiful” oil field discovered off Brazil’s coast – Benefits Petrobras, Bharat Petro, &…

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Trending… September 30, 2013

Government Shutdown 1 Day Away as Deal Evades Lawmakers Japan Inflation Accelerates to Fastest Since 2008 Is Ford’s Alan Mulally in the Lead for Microsoft’s next CEO? Bank of England Governor Carney rules out more QE – for now Eurozone post record decline in private lending The Apparent End Of The BlackBerry Presents Incremental Opportunities For Apple And Google Why…

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Trending… September 27, 2013

The Federal Reserve’s Taper Tantrum Bernanke’s Temporary Reprieve, When Will the Bond Bubble Burst Bill Gross Says Investors Shouldn’t Trust Moody’s on U.S. AAA Rating – They’re in bed together China injects 13 billion into interbank system – hmmm Italy seeks deal with banks for Alitalia airline –  but Italy’s banks are in trouble too!?!? IMF releases next 1 Billion…

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Trending… September 26, 2013

Americans in Poll Doubt Economy Rebound – Welcome to the Party Euro Area: QE Exits Pose Risks To Financial Stability – Code for Bailout & Print Understanding and Avoiding ETF Closures Local government pension funding plummets Did someone release FED information prematurely, trigger inside trading on grand scale? Inflation Risk and Precious Metals – Great Article Obamacare costs, more importantly,…

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Trending… September 25, 2013

The No-Taper Decision Is A Game-Changer: Buy Stocks Draghi says ECB Ready for Offer more Long-Term loans to banks. – Recovery Or Print?! China’s Sovereign wealth fund buys 13% stake in Potash producer Uralkali – Need help Putin? Chrysler files for an IPO under Union pressure US Credit Unions sue Global Banks over LIBOR manipulation; claim costs them millions 3D…

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Trending… September 24, 2013

Merkel wins 3rd Term, but there is growing opposition to the Euro Greece & its lenders expect surplus in 2013 – Who’s doing the accounting?! http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_22/09/2013_519717 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/22/us-greece-troika-idUSBRE98L0G420130922Trading revenue drops significantly at BoA (other banks too) – Bond trading is down! Can you say exodus China’s manufacturing index continues to rise Mortgage lenders lowering credit standards – haven’t we been down…

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Trending… September 23, 2013

World Bank praises FED for giving Emerging Markets time to reform Former Russian Finance Minister Says Economic and Political Crisis Likely Russia’s Economy at Worst Since Global Crisis – Current Economic Development Minister French minister slams German ‘wage-dumping’ – Slow growth is causing infighting Weekly COMEX Gold Inventories: Quiet Week But Far From Normal – Bully Bully Gold Miner ETF…

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Trending… September 20, 2013

The Fed’s Last Waltz White House says Janet Yellen frontrunner for FED Chair – Print baby print! Dow Changes Will Trigger Big DIA Trades DOW Theory issues buy signal Japan exports pop in August Apple gets upbeat reviews for new iOS Portugal issued credit warning by S&P Cyprus: ‘No reason to rejoice but no worse than expected – What! http://cyprus-mail.com/2013/09/19/no-reason-to-rejoice-but-no-worse-than-expected/…

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Trending… September 19, 2013

No Taper Says FED Chairman Ben Bernanke – Translation: Weak Growth, No Recovery Congressional Budget Office says S-T Deficit Cuts Won’t Avert Crisis EU & China to meet for trade-pact discussions iPhone China orders off to a slow start The IRS Says Yes, We’re Married … Now What? Indian government hikes import duty on gold jewelry to 15% India’s new…

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Trending… September 18, 2013

Poll shows Government hasn’t done enough to prevent next meltdown Difference between Physical & Synthetic ETFs (Despite what article says, synthetics are riskier) Jeff Gundlach (the other Bond King)  – Where to Expect the Next Crisis Dutch to purchase 37 F35 Fighters from Lockheed-Martin China’s foreign direct investment slows Bundesbank says EU banking Union requires treaty change Natural employment rate…

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Trending… September 17, 2013

Obama: Raising debt ceiling or Obamacare cuts not negotiable World Bank President Kim welcomes Chinese reform but warns of tapering risk (hint: print) Emerging Markets Cheer Loud for Summers Exit House Republicans blast SEC on Private Equity funds regulation – Protect the little guy Japan’s sales tax proposal has economists and citizens worried iShares to issue 3 currency hedged equity…

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Trending… September 16, 3013

Larry Summers withdraws name for FED Chairman job CEO Elon Musk: time to short his stock, Tesla – gotta love his honesty. He should be President Twitter is going IPO, and informs the world with a Tweet Physical Gold Market Strengthens, GLD Is Waiting And Anticipating Austerity not working in Spain Clear Channel-Warner royalty deal rewrites rules & redefines the…

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Trending… September 13, 2013

FED Induced Bond Selloff Could Turn Into Global Rout Government shutdown possible as funding bill delayed The Other Bond King Gundlach: Emerging Market Investors Getting Carried Out In “Body Bags” EU Industrial Output Down 1.5% in 1 Month, Recovery at Risk EU & Russia Spar over Ukrainian Trade Indonesian rules may cause the price of tin to spike Will Michael…

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Trending… September 12, 2013

City in CA using Eminent Domain to seize mortgages – Noble cause (?!) but will KILL any city future financing EU lawyers: financial transaction tax illegal, but some member states plan to institute anyway Chinese Shadow Banking Returns China will move forward with Yuan convertibitily Apple closer to China Mobile deal Apple event will send Bears into Hibernation Argentina downgraded…

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Trending… Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Workers abandoning labor market is dilemma for FED – Another reason the market rallied What Obama said (and didn’t say) in his speech about Syria – This is the transcrip Potash (POT) – Great value baby! Putin Powers Rally In Potash Stocks – Says Belarus Russian dispute NEEDS to be resolved Brazil accuses U.S. of industrial espionage Icahn throws in…

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Trending… September 9th 2013

Lawrence Summers previous history under scrutiny – AND IT SHOULD BE! Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To Cut Sovereign Debt Load – Are We Next? German exports “unexpectedly” fall despite EU recovery – Hmmm French unemployment above 3 million for 1st time! – Nice recovery in EU?!?! French 10 Yr Yields rise most since President Hollande elected Silver…

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Trending… September 6, 2013

Armenia slaps the EU and chooses Russia instead – Trend?! http://rt.com/business/russia-armenia-customs-eu-391/ Indian Prime Minister hoping for “easy exit” by FED to soften India’s blow http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/WorldEconomy/PM-seeks-orderly-exit-of-US-policy/Article1-1117530.aspx Treasury Bond selloff continues http://www.etftrends.com/2013/09/treasury-etfs-hit-multiyear-lows-as-benchmark-yield-nears-3/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= Hot money now cold as emerging markets get taken to slaughter http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/india-leads-emerging-market-charge-at-g20/article14116891/ The FED still towing the party line (by their own website admission) http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook/beigebook201309.htm

Trending… September 5, 2013

Headline “Putin May Support Syria Strike If Assad Guilt Proved”, but read on, Putin is saying NO http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-04/putin-open-to-backing-syria-strikes-if-assad-attack-guilt-proved.html According to the Russians, Syria Expected to Hijack G20 Agenda http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/syria-expected-to-hijack-g20-agenda/485492.html LinkedIn announces 1 Billion new stock offering http://seekingalpha.com/news-article/7479572-linkedin-announces-proposed-follow-on-offering?source=email_wsb&ifp=0 Mexican President pushing sweeping reforms – Gotta’ love him, although the teachers don’t http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/139838/pe%C3%B1a-nieto-defends-energy-reforms-in-state-of-union-address S&P 500: Odds Suggest Schrödinger’s Cat Is 3 Quarters…

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Trending… September 4, 2013

China’s manufacturing activity at 16-month high http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23894483 Pimco Sees Taper in Worst Mortgage Back Security (MBS) Slump Since 1999 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-30/pimco-sees-taper-in-worst-mbs-slump-since-1999-credit-markets.html Argentine officials admit inflation is higher than official release – Think other countries do this?! http://en.mercopress.com/2013/09/02/argentine-officials-admit-inflation-is-higher-than-the-official-release-from-indec Japan’s Prices Rise in Boost for Abe, Now He has “Street Cred” and some pundits are saying we could learn lessons from Japan –…

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Trending… September 3, 2013

Japan’s CPI rises most in 5 years, claim Abenomics working – Problem is, rates will rise and then Japan is DONE! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/30/us-japan-economy-idUSBRE97T00I20130830 Detroit seeking to borrow $350 Mn, to terminate swaps deal – Wow, borrow 350 Mn, while bankrupt?! And, cities shouldn’t be in complicated swap deals they don’t understand with big Brokerage Banks as counterparties. Greece come to mind?…

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Trending… August 30, 2013

San Bernardino, CA gets bankruptcy protection to dismay of public pensioners, this is the tip of the iceberg – Better check your munis (I don’t own any)! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/usa-municipals-sanbernardino-idUSL2N0GT1YU20130829 China to securitize bank loans to boost liquidity – Didn’t we try this https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/china-pboc-defends-securitization-key-supporting-economy Bank of Japan warning about global effects of capital flight from emerging market http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/us-japan-economy-boj-idUSBRE97S03920130829 Brazil raises interest rates…

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Trending… August 29, 2013

Home Price Growth Slowing Down, Says S&P/Case-Shiller – Welcome to the party http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2013/08/27/home-price-growth-beginning-to-slow-down-says-spcase-shiller/ El-Erian: Fed Snub To Emerging Markets May Cause Worldwide Peril http://www.fa-mag.com/news/el-erian–fed-snub-to-emerging-markets-may-cause-worldwide-peril-15311.html?section=43 Investors Dump Emerging Market ETFs http://www.etftrends.com/2013/08/investors-dump-emerging-market-etfs/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= Currency Spikes at 4 P.M. in London Provide Manipulation Clues http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/currency-spikes-at-4-p-m-in-london-provide-rigging-clues.html JPMorgan woes deepen as US demands $6 Billion penalty http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/423ba922-0f27-11e3-ae66-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2dCDGfJp8 Have Gold and Silver ETFs Already Discounted Fed Tapering?…

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Trending… August 28, 2013

Treasury says U.S. won’t be able to pay bills soon http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/us/politics/treasury-warns-congress-over-raising-debt-ceiling.html?hp&_r=1& Intervention fails; Brazilian Real gets whiplash as currency heads the other way: down http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/brazil-economy-currency-idUSL2N0GR0GO20130826 NSA spying scandal brings surge in German e-mail providers – good investment & privacy opportunity http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/growing-demand-for-german-email-providers-after-nsa-scandal-a-918651.html Merkel rival demands halt of EU-US talks – Because of U.S. spying on their allies! http://euobserver.com/political/121203 Technical glitch closes…

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Trending… August 27, 2013

Central banks don’t need to rush ultra-easy money exit says IMF’s Christine Lagarde http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/imf-lagarde-idUSL2N0GO1I320130823 IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns of QE tapering risk – Print Print Print http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10263597/IMF-chief-Christine-Lagarde-warns-of-QE-tapering-risks.html Fed Officials Rebuff Coordination Calls as QE Taper Looms – Won’t Happen http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-25/fed-officials-rebuff-coordination-calls-as-stimulus-taper-looms.html Greece needs another 10 Bn Euros in Bailout Funds – And you thought it was over http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/greece-bailout-idUSA8N0AR00X20130820 China economy…

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Trending… August 26, 2013

The FED’s Annual Global Monetary Jackson Hole conference kicks off without Bernanke http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-22/jackson-hole-without-bernanke-to-focus-on-global-monetary-policy.html Fed policy under fire at Jackson Hole conference http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-usa-fed-idUSBRE97M10B20130823 The Fed Minutes And Treasury Bonds: Focus On Forward Guidance, Not Tapering http://seekingalpha.com/article/1653732-the-fed-minutes-and-treasury-bonds-focus-on-forward-guidance-not-tapering?source=email_investing_income&ifp=0 Build America Bond ETFs Bit by Multiple Factors http://www.etftrends.com/2013/08/build-america-bond-etfs-bit-by-multiple-factors/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= Moody’s warns of downgrades of the major banks https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-reviews-US-bank-holding-company-ratings-to-consider-reduced–PR_280779 Weekly COMEX Gold Update: No Relief In…

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Trending… August 24, 2013

Stocks: What Hell Hath the Fed Wrought? – Great Article, Read http://seekingalpha.com/article/1650362-stocks-what-hell-hath-the-fed-wrought?source=email_cfa_daily&ifp=1 China PMI unexpectedly grows http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-22/china-manufacturing-index-increases-in-sign-economy-stabilizing.html Eurozone PMI Expands, Hits 2 Year High – But is it sustainable or just coming off a low bottom http://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/fd58998f084a468c8df4ba5b07d4754b UPS Ends Insurance Coverage for 15,000 Working Spouses, Blames Obamacare – Preview of Things to Come?!? http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/ups-to-end-insurance-coverage-for-15-000-working-spouses.html Time For Gold – Part 2…

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Trending… August 22, 2013

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee – Directly from the FED http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomcminutes20130731.htm Bank of Japan’s Kuroda says they will do whatever it takes to beat deflation – Can you say Print https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/japan-press-kuroda-repeats-boj-ease-more-if-needed http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/japan-economy-kuroda-idUSL4N0GL3WR20130821 3rd Greek rescue “unavoidable” says German Finance Minister Schauble – Complete reversal from just 3 days ago. Here come the ECB bailouts. http://www.dw.de/german-finance-ministry-third-greek-aid-deal-unavoidable/a-17032037 Public Unions challenge…

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Trending… August 21, 2013

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Ignoring Write-Offs and Fails to Disclose Potential Losses http://www.bloomberg.com Detroit bankruptcy challenged on constitutional grounds – Muni bondholders on pins & needles http://www.reuters.com Gold flows from Britain to Switzerland surge – Headed for Asia; Who said there was no demand http://www.reuters.com Australian bond traders suspect mystery buyer a central bank – And confidence in commodities http://www.reuters.com…

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Trending… August 20, 2013

Bond exodus accelerates as yields creep nearer 3% – Almost 20 Bn leaving bonds http://www.cnbc.com Deadline looms for creditors to object to Detroit bankruptcy http://www.reuters.com Merkel & Schaeuble rule out additional haircut on Greek debt – No more haircuts for Greece, let the printing continue http://www.ekathimerini.com Richmond FED says China’s currency manipulation won’t hurt U.S. much – Really!?! https://mninews.marketnews.com Short…

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Trending… August 19, 2013

Weekly COMEX Gold Update: Despite The Rise In Gold Price Inventories Continue To Decline http://seekingalpha.com Bond ETFs Impacting Fixed Income Market: Fitch http://seekingalpha.com Foreign investors sell U.S. Treasuries http://www.bloomberg.com U.S. Treasury yields hit highest level in 2 years http://blogs.barrons.com Judge declines to approve AMR restructuring with US Airways http://www.reuters.com Indian Rupee Drops to Record Low Despite Reserve Bank of India…

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Trending… August 16, 2013

St. Louis FED Bullard Makes Case to Delay Taper – Let the printing continue straight from the FED’s own website http://www.stlouisfed.org The Myth Of The Accelerating U.S. Job Market http://seekingalpha.com Demand for physical gold soared 53% in 2nd quarter http://www.cnbc.com 5 mREITs That Survived A Hellish Quarter Yielding 14% – 2 Words: Run Away! http://seekingalpha.com Kinder Morgan: Still A Dividend…

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Trending… August 15, 2013

More bailout spending in Europe, What Angela isn’t saying http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21583257-euro-zone-rescues-have-left-sovereign-debt-too-high-be-sustainable-what-angela Euro zone exits longest recession in over 40 years – It’s not over yet http://www.cnbc.com/id/100961027 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-14/french-economy-posts-best-quarter-since-hollande-took-power.html Is East the New West in Energy Markets? Exxon & PetroChina Discuss Iraqi Project http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Is-East-the-New-West-in-Energy-Markets.html Blackstone and Fidelity offer hedge fund to retail crowd http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/uk-blackstone-fidelity-hedgefunds-idUSLNE97C00820130813 Justice Department sues to block US Airways-American merger –…

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Trending… August 14, 2013

Freddie Mac Spends Billions to Prop Up Market Share – Shouldn’t Freddie be sending the $$ to the Treasury?! http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ea7f9c64-035c-11e3-9a46-00144feab7de.html#axzz2bmrYNxwb A Quadrillion Reasons to Rethink Japan ETFs http://www.etftrends.com/2013/08/a-quadrillion-reasons-to-rethink-japan-etfs/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= Moody’s: US GDP At 3% By 2014 – What are they smokin’? http://www.indexuniverse.com/sections/interviews/19561-moodys-us-gdp-at-3-by-2014.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyEmailBlast Pimco’s Bill Gross Vows to Win Bond ‘War’ After Investors Flee – Face it Bill, the 30 Year Bull…

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Trending… August 13, 2013

Japan’s Q2 GDP Slows Missing Estimates – So is Abenomics Really Working or Just Putting Off the Ineviatable http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/us-japan-economy-idUSBRE97A0DJ20130812 Eurozone: Be Ready For The Fall http://seekingalpha.com/article/1627662-eurozone-be-ready-for-the-fall?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 Euro Apathy Could Pressure The ‘Single’ Currency Further http://seekingalpha.com/article/1627992-euro-apathy-could-pressure-the-single-currency-further?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 Exchanges May Be Losing Grip On ETFs – Good article explaining lower volume, but is it a good thing for investors http://www.indexuniverse.com/sections/blog/19544-exchanges-may-be-losing-grip-on-etfs.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyEmailBlast What It Really…

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Trending… August 12, 2013

Can Managed Futures Regain Their Mojo? – Is This the Next Trend You Should Own http://www.fa-mag.com/news/can-managed-futures-regain-their-mojo-15031.html?section=91 ECB says Europe risks Japanese-style lost decade if banks not fixed http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/08/ecb-banks-deleveraging-idUSL6N0G937I20130808 Richmond CA to buy Securitized Mortgage Bonds using Eminent Domain (!?), Investors to Take Losses – Plan Opposed By Pimco, Doubleline, Pension Funds & Government http://www.fa-mag.com/news/city-moves-forward-with-mortgage-plan-opposed-by-pimco–doubleline-15026.html?section=91 U.S. warns against eminent-domain mortgage seizures…

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Trending… August 2, 2013

FED Downgrades Economy The Risk Of Runaway U.S. Inflation With A Fed In Handcuffs What Is ‘Seinfeld’ Worth? BADA GDP – Every Country is Cooking the Books (see below) China’s 2 PMIs – The public and private numbers French Equities Take 25% Hit in Volume from their National Financial Transaction Tax – Higher Taxes Don’t Work IMF Urges More Relief…

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Trending… August 1, 2013

Eurozone Unemployment Finally Drops for 1st Time in 2 Years – Still Muted Though Libor Fraud Court Date Set by Serious Fraud Office in UK – Is There Any Other Kind of Fraud than Serious?! MF Global Unit Sues 11 Banks Over CDS Market – Wow, Shoes on the Other Foot Apple CEO Tim Cook Met with the Chairman of…

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Trending… July 31, 2013

Chinese Central Bank Injects Liquidity, Eases Fear of Cash Crunch http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/30/uk-markets-china-bonds-idUKBRE96T03W20130730 Japanese Industrial Production Output Drops http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/japan-economy-output-idUST9N0EC00620130729 Venezuela Stock Market Up 170% in Local Currency – Because of Devaluation http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=901644&CategoryId=10717 U.S. Pending Home Sales Index Falls in June as Mortgage Rates Rise http://www.nasdaq.com/article/us-pending-home-sales-index-falls-in-june-20130729-00620#ixzz2aZYLSwWt http://www.nasdaq.com/article/us-pending-home-sales-index-falls-in-june-20130729-00620 Barclay’s ½ Year Profit Down -17% – Ouch http://news.sky.com/story/1122053/barclays-half-year-profit-down-17-percent-to-3-59bn Deutsche Bank Q2 Profit Cut in Half…

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Trending… July 30, 2013

Judge says FED Chairman Bernanke should testify in AIG bailout lawsuit – This could get interesting http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-aig-bailout-lawsuit-idUSBRE96S0LP20130729 China orders audit of government debt at all levels http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1292515/china-orders-nationwide-government-debt-audit http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-07/28/c_125078391.htm Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: Detroit Will Have to ‘Work With Its Creditors’ to Resolve Bankruptcy (hinting at no bailout) – I won’t hold my breath just yet http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/07/u-s-treasury-secretary-jack-lew-detroit-will-have-to-work-with-its-creditors-to-resolve-bankruptcy/ ECB could publish minutes…

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Trending… July 29, 2013

Investors Exit Munis as Fear of More City Bankruptcies Grow – Municipal Bonds ‘hermorrage’ 1.2 Billion http://www.cnbc.com/id/100916026 Inflation in Japan Highest in 5 Years – Be Careful What You Wish For, They are Getting Exactly What They Wanted http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-25/japan-s-consumer-prices-rise-most-since-late-2008-amid-recovery.html China Maneuvers To Take Away U.S.’ Dominant Reserve Currency Status with a Gold Backed Currency http://seekingalpha.com/article/1578602-china-maneuvers-to-take-away-u-s-dominant-reserve-currency-status Alarming drop of physical gold…

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Trending… July 26, 2013

WSJ Reports the Next FED Chairman is a Race Between Janet Yellen and Lawrence Summers http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323971204578626101298062098.html?mod=WSJ_hps_LEFTTopStories China’s Fortunes Fading Into Crisis  http://www.indexuniverse.com/hot-topics/19378-chinas-fortunes-fading-into-crisis.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyEmailBlast China’s Li Vows Support Measures From Rail to Tax Breaks http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-24/li-keqiang-says-china-to-speed-up-railway-construction.html No End in Sight to Italy’s Economic Decline http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/economic-crisis-in-italy-continues-to-worsen-a-912716.html Facebook shares rock after beating as Mobile revenues rise significantly http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/technology/facebook-beats-expectations-on-strong-mobile-growth.html?_r=0 Another 144 Tonnes Added To The SLV…

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Trending… July 25, 2013

Muni Bond ETFs: Detroit City Blues – Just the tip of the iceberg http://www.etftrends.com/2013/07/muni-bond-etfs-detroit-city-blues/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= Houston Sues Megabanks For Libor Manipulation – The beginning of nationwide or even worldwide city suits against big banks especially with city deficits http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-23/bofa-barclays-sued-by-houston-for-libor-manipulation.html 25% of Homeowners in Government Programs “re-default” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-24/mortgage-re-defaults-need-treasury-s-focus-audit-finds.html Eurozone PMI – Is the EU beginning to leave their recession? http://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/b9f7cd408c63428ca6cab343f4dbed5d S&P announces…

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The Investors Summit – September 14, 2013

Come join us on September 14, 2013 at 9am as we welcome a host of the nation’s top minds for a one day Investors Summit that will test your economic guile and leave you with knowledge you didn’t have before. Space is limited so sign up today and reserve your spot! Come meet and hear from some of the nation’s…

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Trending… July 24, 2013

China won’t tolerate GDP below 7% – So now China will join the printing fray with Japan, EU, & U.S. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-23/li-s-government-sees-7-as-growth-bottom-line-chinese-media-say.html Draghi’s “Dirty Harry” act keeps Euro crisis at bay – will the ECB begin bond buying http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2597e96c-f2d9-11e2-a203-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Zk4yQx8O Detroit’s Bankruptcy Hearing set for today http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/23/us-usa-detroit-hearing-idUSBRE96L0MN20130723 Economists Optimistic Even As Sales Growth Slows – Expect U.S. growth to top 2% http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227514…

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Danny’s Picks – July 23, 2013

Japan’s Abe has chance to show true colors – What is the color of printing http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/21/us-japan-election-idUSBRE96J0BA20130721 G20 puts growth before austerity, vows to tread carefully – In political jargon, you know growth is another word for print, right! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/20/us-g20-russia-idUSBRE96I00120130720 Gold futures hiccup indicates demand outpacing supply http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/22/derivatives-gold-idUSL1N0FP1CB20130722 Deutsche Bank expected to slash Balance Sheet by 20% http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0722/463883-deutsche-bank-balance/ Portugal president rules…

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Danny’s Picks – July 22, 2013

Moody’s eases threat of U.S. rating cut, affirms Aaa – because we’re so fiscally responsible  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/18/us-usa-ratings-moodys-idUSBRE96H1AC20130718 China urges local governments to speed up spending to support the economy – China is joining the printing frenzy with the Japan, the US, and now Europe (the 4 biggest global) economies https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/china-finance-ministry-urges-govt-speed-budget-spending Investors Can Run, but They Can’t Hide – GREAT article….

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Danny’s Picks – July 19, 2013

Detroit Files Largest Municipal Bankruptcy In History – Wow, watch out for munis. Investors will throw the baby out with the bathwater http://www.businessinsider.com/detroit-likely-to-file-for-bankruptcy-2013-7?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=emailshare Moody’s Slashes Chicago Rating Amid Crime &Pension Liability – Run away from munis http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-18/moody-s-cuts-chicago-rating-amid-crime-pension-liability.html FED will respond bond buying to Economy, stocks & dollar rally http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-17/asian-futures-rise-as-bernanke-damps-qe-tapering-concerns.html Bernanke drops a D-bomb http://www.ifre.com/bernanke-drops-a-d-bomb/21097329.article U.S. blames China for breakdown of…

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Danny’s Picks – July 18, 2013

IMF’s Lagarde Urges Careful Exit From Monetary Stimulus to Stop Shocks – Never happen, QEternity lives http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/lagarde-urges-careful-exit-from-monetary-stimulus-to-stop-shocks.html ECB & BoE Policies add significant risk longer term http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/16/uk-europe-banks-interest-rates-analysis-idUKBRE96F0PX20130716 Bank of England votes 9-0 to keep QE as is – No surprise, print print print http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/minutes/Pages/mpc/pdf/2013/mpc1307.aspx US & China will be the big players at the G-20 Meeting http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/g-20-officials-to-discuss-volatile-markets-at-moscow-meeting-1-.html Foreign direct investment…

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Danny’s Picks – July 17, 2013

‘No Longer Necessary’: Hungary Wants to Throw Out IMF – Wow, Bold Move, But is it a Black Swan in the making?! http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/hungary-calls-on-imf-to-close-its-budapest-office-a-911250.html Consumers Hold Back as U.S. Retail Sales Moderate http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-15/retail-sales-in-u-s-increased-less-than-forecast-in-june.html Sequester Part II Gives Obama Control of the Budget – Congress NEEDS to get their act together http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/07/16/Sequester-Part-II-Gives-Obama-Control-of-the-Budget.aspx#page1 IMF debt repayment – Why does timing matter to Hungary? http://www.portfolio.hu/en/economy/imf_debt_repayment_why_does_timing_matter_to_hungary.26346.html…

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Danny’s Picks – July 16, 2013

Global Business Confidence falls to levels seen during financial crisis http://www.nasdaq.com/article/global-business-confidence-fell-in-june-20130715-00012 China’s economy slows for 2nd straight quarter, now will test reform push http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/15/us-china-economy-gdp-idUSBRE96E01M20130715 http://www.cnbc.com/id/100885426 Ruling party & PM Abe hold substantial lead in elections – Let the printing continue! http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/14/national/ldps-lead-intact-ahead-of-election-poll/#.UeQKcfMo6Uk Did Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) in new Money-Fund Rules – House Republicans Investigating http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-12/fsoc-s-role-in-money-fund-rule-sparks-probe-by-house-republicans.html FINRA to track Dark…

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Danny’s Picks – July 15, 2013

Fed mulls adjusting its tune to quell jittery markets (by lowering unemployment target) http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/12/us-usa-fed-rates-analysis-idUSBRE96B05K20130712 Investment managers say FED # 1 Risk to Equities http://www.pionline.com/article/20130711/DAILYREG/130719964?AllowView=VDl3UXpKTytDL1dCbGhMRkNQdVFEalMyams4VURlZFVFQndF&utm_campaign=smartbrief&utm_source=linkbypass&utm_medium=affiliate U.S. Senators propose bill to ban big banks from trading – Good idea but likely never pass http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-11/warren-joins-mccain-to-push-new-glass-steagall-bill-for-banks.html Banks Q2 Earnings Underway – Morgan Stanley Sees Earnings Beats From BofA, JPM, PNC, COF; Citi, Goldman Will…

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Danny’s Picks – July 12, 2013

Bernanke: Highly Accommodative Policy Needed for ‘Foreseeable Future’ http://www.cnbc.com/id/100877586 Bernanke: No End to QE Yet http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/us-usa-fed-bernanke-idUSBRE9690Y620130710 Yum Brands Hurt By China Sales http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-10/yum-profit-tops-estimates-as-kfc-s-china-sales-drop-slows.html The Divergence Between Equities, Jobs And The Real Economy http://seekingalpha.com/article/1543352-the-divergence-between-equities-jobs-and-the-real-economy?source=email_cfa_daily&ifp=1 3 Risks That Could Derail The Market Rally – Not sure I agree with assessment of rates, but the other 2 are spot on. http://seekingalpha.com/article/1541512-3-risks-that-could-derail-the-market-rally?source=email_cfa_daily&ifp=1 Capital Flight…

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Danny’s Picks – June 11, 2013

S&P Downgrades Italy – The EU is about to come back into the forefront http://www.dw.de/standard-poors-downgrades-italy-by-one-notch/a-16939564 ‘A Toxic System’: Why Austerity Still Isn’t Working in Greece http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/greek-austerity-reforms-failing-despite-billions-in-bailout-funds-a-910078.html Sell Stocks, Buy Gold: Volume Speaks Volumes – Don’t agree with everything, but interesting article with lots of facts. http://seekingalpha.com/article/1539502-sell-stocks-buy-gold-volume-speaks-volumes?source=email_etf_daily&ifp=0 Institutional investors can still buy early peek at some market moving economic data –…

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Danny’s Picks – July 10, 2013

White House trims economic forecast ahead of Congress budget battle – Politics as usual http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/08/us-usa-economy-obama-idUSBRE9670YD20130708 Big Changes for QQQ: Tesla in, Oracle Out http://www.etftrends.com/2013/07/big-changes-for-qqq-tesla-in-oracle-out/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= Emerging Markets attempt to slow capital flight – Hot money exodus sends currency wars into reverse http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/07/08/emerging-central-banks-idINDEE9670F220130708 Axel Merk: Buy Euros; Brace For Yen Spiral http://www.indexuniverse.com/hot-topics/19202-axel-merk-buy-euros-brace-for-yen-spiral.html?fullart=1&start=4 Inflation Lags Monetary Expansion: Prepare To Be Swindled http://seekingalpha.com/article/1536682-inflation-lags-monetary-expansion-prepare-to-be-swindled?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 EU…

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Danny’s Picks – July 9, 2013

Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With a Beat – But read the fine print. The big question is how the markets respond! http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alcoa-kicks-off-earnings-season-200306834.html SEC’s money market fund proposal gets a boost from the IRS – Paving the way for NAV floating money markets are we? http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-05/irs-offers-tax-change-to-ease-sec-s-money-fund-proposal.html IMF’s Lagarde says U.S. budget cuts ‘inappropriate’ – Print, Print, Print!! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/07/us-lagarde-us-idUSBRE96604V20130707 IMF’s Lagarde:…

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Danny’s Picks – July 8, 2013

Rising Mortgage Rates Slow Housing Rebound – If rates continue to rise, it will KILL the rebound http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Blogs/Debt-and-Taxes/2013/07/03/Rising-Mortgage-Rates-Slow-Housing-Rebound.aspx#page1 ECB issues unprecedented forward guidance & commitment to keep rates low http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10159768/ECB-issues-unprecedented-forward-guidance.html IMF calls for faster Italy reform, urges more ECB action – Warm up the presses http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/04/italy-imf-idUSL5N0FA34420130704 IMF calls Italy’s youth unemployment levels ‘unacceptable’ http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2013/07/04/IMF-calls-Italy-youth-unemployment-levels-unacceptable-_8977411.html Silver Lake waffles on Dell buyout…

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Danny’s Picks – July 3, 2013

Outflows from Municipal Bonds Hits Record Since Tracking Began http://www.financial-planning.com/news/record-amount-leaves-muni-bond-funds-2685625-1.html Fed officials intensify effort to curb surge in rates after Bernanke comment. NY FED President Dudley trying to quell bond fears http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20130701/FREE/130709999 Bitcoin ETF May Become Reality; Winklevoss Twins filed the “Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust” with SEC. The sponsor, Math-Based Asset Services LLC formed less than 2 months ago – Hint:…

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Danny’s Picks – July 2, 2013

Global Bonds Dive for Second Month as Stocks Lose $2.7 Trillion http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-30/global-bonds-dive-for-second-month-as-stocks-lose-2-7-trillion.html ‘Unprecedented’ $80 Billion Pulled From Bond Funds http://www.cnbc.com/id/100855508 EU demands clarification over US out of control spying; trade talks in jeopardy – Wow we’re spying on allies http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/30/us-clarification-us-spying-nsa http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/eu-officials-furious-at-nsa-spying-in-brussels-and-germany-a-908614.html Croatia Joins EU, Amid Strains – Why?! http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324251504578577353042673108.html Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Is An Attractive Long-Term Investment http://seekingalpha.com/article/1529592-kinder-morgan-energy-partners-is-an-attractive-long-term-investment?source=email_rt_article_title Small-Cap…

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Danny’s Picks – July 1, 2013

Distorted Housing Market Gives False Hope – Great article. http://seekingalpha.com/article/1527642-distorted-housing-market-gives-false-hope?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 ECB downplays reports it considering Bond-Buying – From all 17 Eurozone countries! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-28/asmussen-says-any-qe-discussions-at-ecb-not-policy-relevant-.html FED Officials Intensify Effort to Curb Surge in Interest Rates – I thought Ben said he wasn’t that alarmed! http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-27/dudley-says-qe-may-be-prolonged-if-economy-misses-fed-forecasts.html Loomis Sayles Vice Chairman Dan Fuss Says Bond Market Liquidity Back To 2008 Levels http://www.fa-mag.com/news/fuss-says-bond-market-liquidity-back-to-2008-levels-14674.html Bill Gross…

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Danny’s Picks – June 24, 2013

Detroit’s “Recovery Plan” Not Paying Bondholders Could Rock the Muni Bond Market http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-17/detroit-recovery-plan-threatens-muni-market-underpinnings.html PBOC (People’s Bank of China) Inject Cash to Bring Rates Down http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-20/china-money-rate-jumps-to-record-as-pboc-holds-off-on-cash-boost.html Best And Less Long-Short Funds, 2013 – Great Article, Full Disclosure I own DGQIX http://seekingalpha.com/article/1512262-best-and-less-long-short-funds-2013?source=email_etf_daily&ifp=0 St. Louis FED President Bullard Takes Issue with Bernanke’s Taper Announcement http://www.stlouisfed.org/newsroom/displayNews.cfm?article=1829 Mortgage Bond Investors May Face Big Losses http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/21/mortgages-paperwork-idUSL2N0EU29I20130621…

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Danny’s Picks – June 28, 2013

Wow, the White House is already assembling a list of possible Bernanke successors when he still has a ½ year left – Don’t let the door hit you in the rear on the way out Ben. We need a big DOVE not doubt. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323419604578571843840982764.html?mod=djemalertNEWS IMF Christine Lagarde: “World can withstand Fed withdrawal” – from the woman who wants more printing…

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Danny’s Picks – June 27, 2013

Rising Bond Yields Threaten Global Banks Balance Sheets – This is why the Central Banks Need to Keep Rates Low (if they can) http://www.cnbc.com/id/100843724 Europe’s Central bankers move to soothe market ‘exit’ fears http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/25/us-centralbanks-markets-idUSBRE95O0V820130625 PBOC Says It Will Ensure Stability of China Money Market http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-25/china-s-liquidity-risks-are-controllable-pboc-official-says.html Italy faces losses from fudging deficits prior to entry into EU; was Mario Draghi, now…

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Danny’s Picks – June 26, 2013

Markets bounce after Global Rout after Chinese promise http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/25/markets-europe-stocks-open-idUSL5N0F10VE20130625 ICE wins approval by EU to takeover NYSE Euronext – Can you say Big Brother http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-24/ice-wins-eu-formal-antitrust-approval-to-purchase-nyse-euronext.html Ban iNavs (intraday net asset value) for ETFs – Interesting article by Matt Hougan http://www.indexuniverse.com/hot-topics/19037-hougan-ban-inavs-for-etfs.html CFTC going to sue John Corzine over MF Global – GOOD!!! http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/u-s-civil-charges-against-corzine-are-seen-as-near/ BreitBurn: Acquisition Of Oklahoma Panhandle Assets Creates Value…

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Danny’s Picks – June 25, 2013

EU can’t agree on bank bailouts – taxpayers, depositors, or print http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10136307/EU-bank-bail-out-talks-deadlocked-over-saver-protection.html Bank of International Settlements (BIS) warns of Global Risks http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323683504578563283491195610.html http://www.bis.org/publ/arpdf/ar2013e.htm Will the Chinese Central Bank (PBOC) print – No means a flexible yes https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/china-pboc-hints-relief-policy-fine-tuning-pledge Chinese stocks hit while Treasuries hit 2 year high http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/markets-global-idUSL5N0F00WU20130624 An aggressive natural gas stock idea – UPL http://seekingalpha.com/article/1514162-ultra-petroleum-could-double-within-3-years?source=email_wsb&ifp=0

Danny’s Picks – June 21, 2013

China’s Manufacturing PMI contracts further – Ouch! Asia, the next Europe http://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/f2ffa599067442d492b2baadc42da5d5 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-20/china-manufacturing-contracts-at-faster-pace-as-slowdown-deepens.html After The Fed: The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn – Great Article http://seekingalpha.com/article/1511582-after-the-fed-the-battle-lines-have-been-drawn?source=email_cfa_daily&ifp=1 Global Selloff after Bernanke Hints at Stimulus End & China Slowdown http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/20/markets-global-idUSL5N0EW1CQ20130620 Bank of England’s Mervin King Wants More Stimulus http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10129469/Bank-of-England-ratesetters-remain-split-over-QE-at-Sir-Mervyn-Kings-final-meeting.html Money Market Debate Puts Focus on Short-Duration Bond ETFs http://www.etftrends.com/2013/06/money-market-debate-puts-focus-on-short-duration-etfs/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= More Glum Headlines…

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Danny’s Picks – June 20, 2013

Rising mortgage rates threat to housing rebound http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/rising-mortgage-rates-elicit-fears-they-could-hurt-housing-recovery/2013/06/18/f89c4118-d778-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html The triple-digit barrel – Is $100 oil the new normal http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21579471-are-high-oil-prices-here-stay-triple-digit-barrel Japan Exports Surge Most Since 2010 in Boost for Abe http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-19/japan-s-exports-surge-by-most-since-2010-in-boost-for-abenomics.html SEC wants admission of wrongdoing instead of “no admit, no deal” settlements – Good http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/19/sec-settlements-idUSL2N0EU24E20130619 Jos A. Bank: Buy One Share And Get Two Free http://seekingalpha.com/article/1507402-jos-a-bank-buy-one-share-and-get-two-free?source=email_investing_ideas&ifp=0

Danny’s Picks – June 19, 2013

Obama Says Bernanke Has Been at Fed ‘Longer Than He Wanted’ – “Turn Out the Lights …Over” (almost) http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-18/obama-says-bernanke-fed-term-lasting-longer-than-he-wanted-1-.html?cmpid= Obama on Bernanke: Thanks for Coming. Now it’s Time to Go! – Man, but who’s next?! http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-06-18/obama-bernanke-thanks-coming-now-it%E2%80%99s-time-go Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund Boosts Stakes in Nation’s Banks – Sound familiar? (Bailout) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-17/chinese-sovereign-wealth-fund-boosts-stakes-in-nation-s-lenders.html http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-06/17/content_16631384.htm EU expected approve ICE-NYSE Euronean Merger – Can you…

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Danny’s Picks – June 18, 2013

IMF urges repeal of ‘ill-designed’ U.S. fiscal cuts – The Keynesian IMF can leave http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/14/uk-imf-usa-idUKBRE95D0LJ20130614 Rigged-Benchmark Probes Proliferate Worldwide – GOOD!! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-16/rigged-benchmark-probes-proliferating-from-singapore-to-london.html G8 to shy away from naming & shaming corporate tax avoiders – I guess the lobbyists got to them http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/14/uk-g8-tax-idUKBRE95D0II20130614 Banks reportedly scrap plan to relaunch synthetic CDOs – Best idea I’ve heard all day http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/313889be-d42c-11e2-8639-00144feab7de.html#axzz2WRhKxjvb Proof That…

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Danny’s Picks – June 17, 2013

Detroit creditors brace for 90% haircuts or gamble with bankruptcy – This is just the tip of the muni iceberg! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/14/usa-detroit-creditors-idUSL2N0EN20520130614 Bernanke worries markets http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/when-bernanke-confounds-wall-street-reaches-for-theories/ Brazil trying to shore up their crurreny; losing reserves fast as speculators attack the Real http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10119591/Brazil-losing-reserves-fast-as-speculators-attack-real.html Increase in Emerging Market Puts Signal Global Risks http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/13/us-usa-options-emergingmarkets-idUSBRE95C1EG20130613 Is the Bank of Japan to Blame for Market Woes?…

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Danny’s Picks – June 14, 2013

World Bank More Upbeat on Global Growth – What are they looking at? Or do they have an agenda?! https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/repeat-world-bank-more-upbeat-global-prospects-risks-wane http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/business/global/world-bank-forecasts-slower-but-smoother-growth.html?_r=1& Testing Krugman’s Debt Reduction Strategy (And Finding It Fails) – Agreed, he is an ultra Keynesian idiot! http://seekingalpha.com/article/1494572-testing-krugman-s-debt-reduction-strategy-and-finding-it-fails?source=email_cfa_daily&ifp=1 Reuters Gives Elite Traders Early Advantage – May be legal, but it’s wrong. Can you say frontrunning. http://www.cnbc.com/id/100809395 Central Banks’ loss…

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Danny’s Picks – June 13, 2013

Japan’s machine orders drop precipitously – So more accommodation (stimulus) will come http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/12/us-japan-economy-machinery-idUSBRE95B00A20130612 Earnings, Economy, Valuations And Rates All Favor Stocks Over Bonds http://seekingalpha.com/article/1494802-earnings-economy-valuations-and-rates-all-favor-stocks-over-bonds?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 FINRA warns investors on alternative mutual funds http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/us-finra-alternatives-idUSBRE95A11N20130611 Workers Seeking 401k advice from professionals rising – Do you need help? http://www.fa-mag.com/news/vanguard–professionally-managed-401-k–accounts-increase-in-popularity-14543.html?section=132 http://www.pionline.com/article/20130611/DAILYREG/130619968?AllowView=VDl3UXpKTy9DL1dCbGhMRkNQdVFEalMyams4VURPZFVFQndJ&utm_campaign=smartbrief&utm_source=linkbypass&utm_medium=affiliate Shareholders reject executive pay at 20 companies via proxy – Good or bad, what…

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Danny’s Picks – June 12, 2013

BoJ backs off Stimulus, Surprising Nearly Everyone http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/us-japan-economy-boj-idUSBRE95913120130611 European equities fall on BoJ Lack of action – Again, the U.S. is the place to be right now http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/markets-europe-stocks-open-idUSL5N0EN0LN20130611 German High Court Weighs ECB Bond Buying – Here we go again, but there decision could have significant ramifications. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/business/global/german-court-to-weigh-bond-buying-by-ecb.html?_r=0 ECB will not buy bonds to save states from going under –…

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Danny’s Picks – June 11, 2013

U.S. Bonds Funds Suffer 2nd Biggest Withdrawals Since 1992 – The exodus may have begun http://www.financial-planning.com/news/us-bond-funds-suffer-second-biggest-net-withdrawals-since-1992-2685247-1.html Negative Repo Rates Means Collateral Risk – Heady article, but important http://www.ifre.com/repo-flip-indicates-collateral-risks/21089984.article Eurozone: 3 countries have debt-to-income ratios of more than 300% http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jun/09/eurozone-crisis-debt-income-ratios Indian Rupee hits lifetime low vs dollar http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Rupee-hits-lifetime-low-of-57-54-vs-dollar-in-early-trade/articleshow/20516332.cms? Google Said to be Buying Waze http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-09/google-is-said-to-be-acquiring-waze-for-1-1-billion.html

Danny’s Picks – June 10, 2013

EU dismisses ‘plainly wrong’ IMF criticism over Greece – No, the IMF was right http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10103912/Brussels-dismisses-plainly-wrong-IMF-criticism-over-Greece.html Bank of Japan wants to stabilize government bonds – That’s noble, considering they caused the problem. http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/06/06/us-japan-economy-boj-idINBRE9550DD20130606 1994 Bond Repeat Or 2013 Stock Defeat? – Good article http://seekingalpha.com/article/1489492-1994-bond-repeat-or-2013-stock-defeat?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 Gold: Betting Against Roubini – Another good article http://seekingalpha.com/article/1489412-gold-betting-against-roubini?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 Bears Signal A Coming Correction – Bull vs…

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Danny’s Picks – June 7, 2013

SEC moves to tighten regulations on money market funds – Are you ready for the changes?! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/05/us-sec-moneyfunds-idUSBRE9540UN20130605 SEC proposes radical money markets reform http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/32a8536e-cdf2-11e2-a13e-00144feab7de.html#axzz2V7vgEWbP New FHA rules will make home buying more expensive – Not good for the lower end housing market http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/new-fha-premium-rules-mean-higher-monthly-payments-for-homeowners/2013/06/05/926cd722-cde1-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html Turkish Crisis, Getting Worse – Emerging Markets getting riskier, both Political and Global Slowdown risks http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-05/lira-weakens-as-turkish-yields-climb-after-fifth-day-of-protests.html Bank…

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Danny’s Picks – June 6, 2013

SEC Approves Tighter Money-Fund Rules – This will affect you http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324299104578527161442737102.html?mod=djemalertMARKET Is The Fed Losing The Battle For A Sustainable Recovery? http://seekingalpha.com/article/1481331-is-the-fed-losing-the-battle-for-a-sustainable-recovery?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 Roubini Turns Bullish – Another Warning Sign? http://seekingalpha.com/article/1480991-roubini-turns-bullish-another-warning-sign?source=email_macro_view&ifp=0 Japan’s PM Abe Vows to Increase Income by 3% a Year?! Really, Ben Junior http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/05/us-japan-economy-arrow-idUSBRE95400R20130605 Jefferson County Alabama bankruptcy deal, JPM taking a $842 Haircut – Meredith was right on…

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Danny’s Picks – June 5, 2013

GM to return to the S&P 500 http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/03/investing/general-motors-sp-500/ Japan’s PM Abe pushing pension funds to buy equities and alternative investments – Bully! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/us-japan-economy-funds-idUSBRE95210C20130603 Latvia to join Euro – Is that really a good idea? http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/us-eurozone-latvia-idUSBRE95216B20130603 Microsoft’s Ballmer planning reorganization http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-03/microsoft-s-ballmer-said-to-plan-broad-restructuring.html

Danny’s Picks – June 4, 2013

IMF may just write off some of Greece’s debt – What signal does that send to other sovereign bondholders in the EU? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/greece-debt-crisis Bill Gross of PIMCO Agrees and is Considering Selling Eurozone Debt in Fear of More Write-downs http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/pimco-braces-for-euro-zone-debt-writedow-idINDEE94U0B720130531 Turkish Markets, with their Government Protest, Plunge Leading Shakeout of Emerging Markets – Hint: U.S. is the place to be…

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Danny’s Picks – June 3, 2013

SEC to Push Money Fund Reform Plan Next Week – Will you be ready? http://www.complianceweek.com/sec-may-finally-vote-on-delayed-money-market-fund-reforms/article/295461/ http://www.advisorone.com/2013/05/30/sec-to-push-money-fund-reform-plan-next-week?ref=hp GDP Growth Revised Downward – to 1.4%! http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704147804575455270227305744.html#printMode The plummeting Yen is not a problem according to the IMF – What planet do they live on?! https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/imf-recent-yen-fall-not-problematic-japan-needs-reforms Neflix will replace Perrigo in the NASDAQ 100 Beginning June 6th – NASDAQ OMX GlobeNewswire http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/05/31/550937/10034662/en/Netflix-Inc-to-Join-the-NASDAQ-100-Index-Beginning-June-6-2013.html Short-Duration…

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Danny’s Picks – May 31, 2013

BOJ Kuroda: Downward Pressure On JGB Yields To Increase – Is this guy really an economist/banker? https://mninews.marketnews.com/content/boj-kuroda-downward-pressure-jgb-yields-increase Former FED Chairman Volker warns of FED’s easy money – Says burden too high and the FED will fall short http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/usa-volcker-easing-idUSL2N0EA1AK20130529 Austria’s Superfund Hedge Fund Boss Baha sees gold at $3,000-$5,000 – Paper money vs intrinsic value http://blogs.reuters.com/globalinvesting/2013/05/28/hedge-fund-boss-baha-sees-gold-at-3000-5000/ U.S. Inflation: Delayed, Not Denied…

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Danny’s Picks – May 30, 2013

OECD cuts world economic forecast – Emerging markets are becoming more risky. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-oecd-idUSBRE94S0BH20130529 German Unemployment Increased 4x Forecast in May – Maybe this is why they embraced stimulus http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-29/german-unemployment-climbs-as-europe-s-crisis-takes-toll.html Germany fears revolution if Europe scraps welfare model http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/28/us-europe-unemployment-idUSBRE94R0D320130528 US Treasury Yields at 13 Month High But Stabilize Following the Bloodletting – For Now! http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/05/29/u-s-treasury-yields-at-13-month-high/ Apple Has More Game-Changing Tech in…

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Danny’s Picks – May 28, 2013

Central Banks Pour Assets Into ETFs (Equity ETFs) http://www.etftrends.com/2013/05/central-banks-pour-assets-into-etfs/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content= BoJ Kuroda vows to calm Japanese bond volatility – His actions will crush the currency http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/japan-economy-boj-idUSL3N0E50KW20130524 Ifo Business Climate Index Falls – German businesses remains confident amidst slowdown http://www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/facts/Survey-Results/Business-Climate/Geschaeftsklima-Archiv/2013/Geschaeftsklima-20130424.html Judge says leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case – Judge could deal big blow to Apple http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/us-usa-apple-ebooks-idUSBRE94M19A20130523 HSBC’s $1.9bn money laundering…

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What’s Trending… May 24, 2013

Perfect Storm Sparks Massive Nikkei Sell-Off – This is why I like the short Yen (JGB Japanese government bonds) versus long their stocks. The stocks are stimulus based and built on sand. http://www.cnbc.com/id/100760258 PMI slips back into contraction territory during May – This was a big reason for the huge selloff in Europe & Asia yesterday. China may not be…

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What’s Trending… May 23, 2013

Japan exports disappoint, full benefits of weak yen yet to show – Japan is not able to boost exports as much as they expected. This grand experiment is going to end very badly! http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/22/us-japan-economy-trade-idUSBRE94L00P20130522 Bank of Canada’s Carney says Europe needs big reforms – Carney basically said printing and loose monetary policy is in order, and austerity and tight credit…

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Making Market Clarity – May 22, 2013

Fed’s Bullard: Adjustable Bond Buying Best Fit for Policy – FEDSpeak – We are going to keep Buy Buy Buying “The Federal Reserve should press forward with its bond-buying campaign, but be willing to change its size to reflect shifting economic currents, a U.S. central bank official said Tuesday. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard argued the…

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Making Market Clarity – May 20, 2013

Google insider exposes massive ‘immoral’ tax scheme cheating British taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of Pounds. If this story gets legs and criminal charges are filed against Google, this could put pressure on Google (GOOG) stock. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1261720.ece China warns the EU about erecting trade barriers. Currency wars or trade tariffs, it’s the same side of the same coin. http://www.dw.de/china-warns-eu-against-escalating-trade-disputes/a-16817404…

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