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March Advance Retail Sales Beat Expectations
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 - Apr 15, 2014

The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in March rose 1.1% month-over-month, up from 0.7% in February, which was upwardly revised from 0.3%. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos)...

 
Inventory To Sales Ratio Trending Higher
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 - Apr 15, 2014

The Census Bureau released business inventory data along with retail sales data this morning.  Typically I don’t pay a huge amount of attention to inventory data, but there are business cycle ...

 
Macro-Markets Risk Index: 9.4% | 4.08.2014
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 - Apr 15, 2014

The US economic trend has remained positive and relatively steady in recent weeks, based on a markets-based profile of macro conditions. The Macro-Markets Risk Index (MMRI) closed at 9.4% on Monday,...

 
JPY, Nikkei Show Signs Of Pause In Market Sell Off
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 - Apr 15, 2014

Last week I posted my analysis regarding my bearish view for April and early May for the markets. The market sell off and mini crash I was expecting looks like is being put to a hold and today we ...

 
Emerging Markets: The Week Ahead
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 - Apr 15, 2014

India reports March WPI and CPI on Tuesday. The former is expected to rise 5.3% y/y vs. 4.7% in February, while the latter is expected to rise 8.24% vs. 8.10% in February. Inflation had been trending ...

 
Rally Does Little To Alleviate Concern  
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 - Apr 14, 2014

The stock bulls got a nice fundamental trifecta Monday with good news on the economic, central bank, and geopolitical fronts. However, the rally attempt thus far has done little to alter the market’s ...

 
Ahead Of Tuesday's CPI
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 - Apr 14, 2014

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will report the Consumer Price Index (CPI) -- along with endless other data -- for March. Currently, the consensus estimate calls for +0.1%, and +0.1% ...

 
China Moves Against Shadow Banking
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 - Apr 14, 2014

China is slated to release its latest estimates for banking lending and aggregate financing in the coming days. Over the past 12-months bank lending accounted for about 53% of the total financing, the...

 
The U.S. Dollar Index: Fundamentals, Outlook
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 - Apr 14, 2014

As we suggested in the previous review, on Friday the Dollar index rose for the first time during a week. The reason of this was higher-than-expected Michigan consumer confidence index. Today at 13-30...

 
Is April’s Swoon Over?
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 - Apr 14, 2014

The latest weakness in the US stock market raises a question: Is this the start of a bear market or just a correction in an ongoing bull market? For the moment, there’s a good case for arguing that ...

 
Danske Daily: Ukraine  
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 - Apr 14, 2014

Market movers today The geopolitical situation in Ukraine will probably be the main focus after deadly clashes on Sunday in eastern Ukraine and the Ukrainian government's announcement that it will ...

 
Negative Mood Prevails
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 - Apr 14, 2014

Friday's trading session continued the correction which began on Thursday, and indices closed the trading week mainly in the red zone. The Dow Jones Composite lost 0,89% and was closed on the level of...

 
When Will Money Creation End?
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 - Apr 14, 2014

That’s the big question, isn’t it after all? “But there’s no inflation!” say those who accept official numbers, whose fund performance requires to look as good as possible and so on. “Au contraire!” ...

 
EU Industrial Production, US Retail Sales, EURUSD
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 - Apr 14, 2014

• Mildly positive EU industrial output data expected• US retail sales to rebound from winter blues• Uncertain directional outlook for EURUSD Monday is a slow news day in terms of the ...

 
Book Review: Goals To Gold
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 - Apr 14, 2014

Lee Sandford left school at the age of sixteen to become a footballer—or, more precisely, an apprentice footballer. He turned pro the next year. When he was in his mid-thirties he retired from ...

 
Putin, Prices And Purchases The Order Of The Week
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 - Apr 14, 2014

The sunny weather and relaxed weekend belies the storm clouds gathering over the world’s markets this morning courtesy of movements in Ukraine once again. Ukrainian and Russian forces have ...

 
Commodities Rise On Ukraine
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 - Apr 14, 2014

Currencies The EUR/USD opened 40 pips lower against the US dollar (USD) this weekly trading session and is now trading around the level of 1.3850. The president of the ECB, Mario Draghi, stated in the...