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Doug Short
Japan's Market: An Amazing And Ongoing Drama
By Doug Short - Jun 06, 2013

Note from dshort: The amazing rally in the Nikkei 225 hit its interim high on May 22nd, up 91.5% from its interim low in November of 2011. Even more astonishing is its meteoric 80.43% rise from its ...

Doug Short
Anticipating Friday's Employment Report
By Doug Short - Jun 06, 2013

The most important economic news this week is Friday's employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This monthly report contains a wealth of data for economists, probably the most ...

Clif Droke
A Summer 'Crash' Scenario
By Clif Droke - Jun 05, 2013

Despite recent weakness, the broad market has displayed a fair amount of resilience in the face of rising interest rates and falling commodity prices. The charts even leave us with some hope that ...

James Picerno
Slow Growth In U.S. Payrolls Persists In May
By James Picerno - Jun 05, 2013

The pace of growth in private-sector payrolls picked up a bit last month, according to today’s ADP Employment Report. The modest improvement is enough to assume that May’s full economic profile, once ...

Marc Chandler
Solar Power's Increasing Competitiveness
By Marc Chandler - Jun 05, 2013

This Great Graphic was posted on Monetary Realism by Michael Sankowski, who says he found it on Forbes. It shows how the average price of installed photovoltaic solar prices for different market ...

Kevin Davitt
Aussie Dollar At The Crossroads
By Kevin Davitt - Jun 05, 2013

In my opinion, the Australian Dollar is either oversold with the potential for an excellent long delta trade or it's the canary in the coalmine.Time will tell.The Aussie economy is highly sensitive ...

The National Bank of Canada
The Global Outlook
By The National Bank of Canada - Jun 05, 2013

Yesterday was a tough one for commodity currencies against the greenback. The AUD, NZD and CAD, whose economies all depend heavily on raw material exports, lost 1.44%, 1.51% and 0.61% respectively on ...

Marc Chandler
Grokking Latvia: The Expanding Union
By Marc Chandler - Jun 05, 2013

The EU and the ECB formally recommended that the euro area finance ministers approve Latvia to join the monetary union on January 1. They will do so next month. The small Baltic country will become ...

Futures Slightly Lower on Global Economic Data
By Benzinga  - Jun 05, 2013

Futures Slightly Lower on Global Economic Data U.S. equity futures traded slightly lower in early Wednesday trade after stocks broke the 20-Tuesday winning streak yesterday. Markets eye key economic ...

Danske Markets
Economic Fact Book: Italy   
By Danske Markets - Jun 05, 2013

In 2011, the European debt crisis spread to Italy, which caused the interest rate on 10-year government bonds to rise to a record high around 7%. Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was forced to ...

A Glimmer Of Hope In Eurozone PMI Data
By Benzinga  - Jun 05, 2013

The euro remained steadily at $1.30 on Wednesday morning after Markit's Eurozone Composite PMI showed that business activity in the eurozone picked up in May. This marks the second straight increase ...

Philippe d'Arvisenet
U.K.: Good News From Services   
By Philippe d'Arvisenet - Jun 05, 2013

Activity accelerated again in services in May. The CIPS services activity index (to 54.9 from 52.9) reached its highest level since March 2012. This good news comes on top of better prospects for ...

Dollar Mixed Ahead Of ADP And ISM Services
By ActionForex - Jun 05, 2013

The dollar is mixed as markets anticipate the release of employment and services data due today. Expectation on the timing of Fed's policy exit will continue to be adjusted, based on incoming economic...