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James Picerno
Another Round Of Upbeat US Macro Reports
By James Picerno - Oct 31, 2014

The US economy grew faster than expected in this year’s third quarter, according to this morning’s “advance” GDP estimate for the July-through-September period. Economic activity expanded 3.5% in Q3, ...

Doug Short
Moving Averages: Month-End Preview
By Doug Short - Oct 31, 2014

Here is a preview of the monthly moving averages I track after the close of the last business day of the month. All three S&P 500 strategies are now signaling "invested" -- unchanged from last month. ...

Lance Roberts
QE, Oil And The USD
By Lance Roberts - Oct 30, 2014

QE Is Dead, But Likely Not Gone As I wrote on Monday, the end of quantitative easing (QE) has come. While it was announced during Janet Yellen's post FOMC meeting press conference on Wednesday, the ...

Mark St. Cyr
Putting QE's Fallacy Into Perspective
By Mark St. Cyr - Oct 30, 2014

You can’t turn on a financial news program without being bombarded by panelists as well as the hosts ready-at-the-draw to pounce on anyone with an opposing view as to the “effectiveness” of the ...

Saxo Bank
Faster Growth Isn't Coming...It's Already Here
By Saxo Bank - Oct 30, 2014

The US economy probably continued to grow at a clip of more than 3%* in the third quarter, a Bureau of Economic Analysis report is expected to reveal later today. Following a weather-related drop of...

Aussie dollar hammered by Fed statement
By FIBO GROUP - Oct 30, 2014

The Australian dollar has tumbled more than one US cent after the latest monetary statement from the Federal Reserve. Today the local currency is trading at around US87.70 cents down from a high of ...

Shoaib Abedi
Hawkish Fed, Stronger USD
By Shoaib Abedi - Oct 30, 2014

The Fed was very clear regarding the rate decision yesterday. In addition to the positive outputs from the FOMC meeting, it seemed that they were preparing the market for a rate hike in mid-2015. The...

Marshall Gittler
QE's End Hits The Dollar
By Marshall Gittler - Oct 30, 2014

The dollar surged after a slightly hawkish Fed statement The Federal Reserve officially announced an end to its QE3 program, as was widely expected, and expressed confidence that the US recovery ...

Saxo Bank
Can Jumei’s Earnings Stop The Rot?
By Saxo Bank - Oct 30, 2014

Background Jumei has been frustrating over the past few weeks. I have spent the past few months discussing how Chinese equities had suffered from a structural portfolio shift as fund managers ...