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James Chen
Unemployment Drops In UK
By James Chen - Jul 18, 2013

Official figures show unemployment has fallen in the UK in recent weeks, perhaps indicating the country's economy is on a firmer footing. Data from the Office for National Statistics showed the ...

James Chen
FTSE 100 Bounces Back From MPC Minutes Dip
By James Chen - Jul 18, 2013

The FTSE 100 is up today (July 17th), bouncing back from losses sustained earlier in the day. It had previously fallen after it was announced the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted nine to zero in...

Ed Yardeni
The Fed’s Real Message: One More Time
By Ed Yardeni - Jul 18, 2013

When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke outlined the FOMC’s plan for phasing out QE at his press conference on June 19, the S&P 500 dropped 1.4% that day and 2.5% the following day. When he repeated the plan ...

Nicholas Santiago
This Chart Carries Weight
By Nicholas Santiago - Jul 17, 2013

One of the most important charts that any trader can follow is the iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF).Generally when this chart declines, so too do stock-market indexes. You see, when the IEF ...

Tim Knight
First Spike Down
By Tim Knight - Jul 17, 2013

When a high of whatever degree is being reached there is very often a first spike downwards that signals that the push is coming to an end. SPX (or whatever) often recovers back to make a new high, ...

Kevin Davitt
Bernanke Hath Spoken
By Kevin Davitt - Jul 17, 2013

The text of Bernanke's speech was released just over an hour ago. There was nothing that shocked the markets as he arguably struck a chord in the gray area between the perceived Hawkish tone of 5/22 ...

Gregor Horvat
U.S. Bonds, USD/CHF, Gold And The DAX
By Gregor Horvat - Jul 17, 2013

When Bernake speaks about QE, tapering and the economy, it's time to keep an eye on US bonds. We turn bullish earlier this week and prices are moving nicely higher since then. However wave 4) is now ...