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Ed Yardeni
US Economy On The Road Again
By Ed Yardeni - Oct 23, 2014 2

The strength of the US economy is reflected in the S&P 500 Transportation index. It edged down yesterday along with the broad market, but remains above its 50-day moving average and only 1.8% ...

Charles Sizemore
Maybe Germany’s Conservatism Makes Sense
By Charles Sizemore - Oct 22, 2014

The Economist ran a piece last weekend prodding German Chancellor Angela Merkel to “Build Some Bridges and Roads” as a way of jolting Germany’s slowing economy back into growth. My response:  Who’s ...

Chris Ciovacco
Is The Fed Altering Asset Prices?
By Chris Ciovacco - Oct 22, 2014

Markets are never driven by any single factor at any moment in time. Asset prices are impacted by an almost limitless amount of inputs including Fed policy, earnings, valuations, geopolitical events, ...

Simon Lack
The Dilemma Of Hedging
By Simon Lack - Oct 22, 2014

Assuming you’re not the type of investor whose mood is synchronized with the daily gyrations of the stock market, October has been an interesting month. It’s not over yet so of course ...

Chris Kimble
Is A Bear Market Nigh?
By Chris Kimble - Oct 22, 2014

Regardless of the asset, some of the biggest rallies often take place during bear markets -- NOT in bull markets. Many suggest the reason this takes place is massive short covering, hence a ...

Danske Markets
Tap Auction, BEI Rates Plunge   
By Danske Markets - Oct 22, 2014

This week the Debt Office holds a tap auction in the 3Y bond, 2017-06-01, SGBi3107. SEK1bn is offered to the market. Following the much lower than expected CPI data last week, BEI rates have plunged ...

Ipek Ozkardeskaya
Speculators Increase Gold Allocations
By Ipek Ozkardeskaya - Oct 22, 2014

The net long non-commercial futures on Gold increased more than 20'000 contracts on the week to October 14th. The rebound from $1,180 support has clearly been a trigger for short-term correction. In ...

Forex Time
Will The Fed Conclude QE?
By Forex Time  - Oct 22, 2014

Although the majority of headlines throughout yesterday concentrated on the Chinese GDP figure of 7.3% being slightly higher than the 7.2% forecasted, the Eurodollar declined by nearly 100 pips ...

eFX News
Developed Macro: Sentiment Turned Positive
By eFX News  - Oct 22, 2014

Sentiment turned positive overnight on good earnings reported by US corporates, much better than expected US existing home sales data and the rumors that the ECB is considering the option of buying ...