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James Gruber
Is The US Dollar Set To Spike?
By James Gruber - Sep 07, 2013

So markets wait with bated breath on the words of a bearded academic-turned-central-banker on September 18. Bond king, Bill Gross of Pimco, probably has it right suggesting Ben Bernanke and his Fed ...

Ashraf Laidi
Unemployment Nears Bernanke’s 7%
By Ashraf Laidi - Sep 07, 2013

Unemployment approaches the 7% level deemed by Fed Chairman Bernanke appropriate for ending monthly asset purchases, therefore the latest 7.3% suggests a tapering must start this month. The Fed has ...

Charles Sizemore
Does Syria Matter?
By Charles Sizemore - Sep 06, 2013 2

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave its blessing to President Obama’s plan to take limited action against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons against its own people. A full ...

Ryan Mallory
Labor Participation: A Telling Chart
By Ryan Mallory - Sep 06, 2013

I posted this chart on the SharePlanner Facebook Page this morning, but then felt like I needed to share it here on the home front.But in essence, I took a chart I found on ZeroHedge this morning and ...

Daffa Zaky
Using Binary Options Trading Tools
By Daffa Zaky - Sep 06, 2013

Binary options present options that are either fixed in amount on assets, or they can present nothing to the investor. Investors can choose the asset or nothing option or the cash or nothing option. ...

James Picerno
Weak Jobs Data, Moderate Growth
By James Picerno - Sep 06, 2013

Private payrolls increased in August by 152,000 vs. the previous month, a gain that was unexpectedly low. Once again the latest macro data point dispensed a surprise, which is typical. This time it ...

Danske Markets
A Look At The EAMA Bloc   
By Danske Markets - Sep 06, 2013

Belka signals wait-and-see stanceYesterday, the Polish central bank (NBP) unsurprisingly kept its key policy rate unchanged at 2.5%. Equally unsurprisingly, the NBP signaled that it would remain in a ...

Todd Sullivan
Rail Traffic Surges To 5-Year High
By Todd Sullivan - Sep 06, 2013

Total North American rail traffic jumped to 727k carloads last week, the strongest reading in the 5 years I have been tracking the series. This is significant as the steady and increasing rise in ...

Danske Markets
Reading The Swedish Markets   
By Danske Markets - Sep 06, 2013

The Riksbank's (RB) policy strategy is a compromise. It openly states that lower rates would help to bring inflation back towards the target more quickly but household debt remains an issue to weigh ...

Danske Markets
The Case For A Positive EM Surprise   
By Danske Markets - Sep 06, 2013

Following a stream of positive surprises it is becoming consensus that US and Europe will see a stronger recovery next year. At the same time, though, sentiment about Emerging Markets has become very ...

Doug Short
The NFP In Depth
By Doug Short - Sep 06, 2013

Here is the lead paragraph from the Employment Situation Summary released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the ...