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Clif Droke
The Inevitability Of QE
By Clif Droke - Oct 23, 2014

A swan dive in commodity prices followed by the latest stock market correction has investors talking about the “D word” once again. References to deflation abound in the news while ...

Charles Sizemore
The Death Of The iPad?
By Charles Sizemore - Oct 23, 2014

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)  knocked the ball out of the park in this week’s earnings release, boosting quarterly revenues by 12% and earnings per share by 20%.  And these numbers included less than three...

Ian Copsey
Follow Through
By Ian Copsey - Oct 23, 2014

At long last we have broken out of the consolidation and confirmed the Dollar gains for which I had been (im)patiently waiting… These should be relatively direct although a later correction ...

Cam Hui
The Draghi Grand Plan 2.0  
By Cam Hui - Oct 23, 2014

The parents fight and the kids hear everything. The younger, more naive ones, think that the parents are on the verge of a divorce, but nothing could be further from the truth. That`s the picture of ...

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 ...