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Commodities Set To Join The Party?
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 - Mar 06, 2013

I wrote about the Commodities Sector ratio of DBC:SPX here on January 20th. The Commodities Index ETF (DBC) had been underperforming the SPX, essentially, since mid-2011 and was in a large triangle ...

 
FX Futures Edge: Volatile Fundamental Backdrop
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 - Mar 05, 2013

FORECASTSTOCKS: The fundamental backdrop is likely to be volatile: The Italian election is coming back into view; US “sequestration” is in place; and Tuesday’s beginning of ...

 
A New Chapter For Turkey?
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 - Mar 05, 2013

In 2012, Turkey was the best performer among the emerging markets we track on our Periodic Table showing a decade of returns. All developing countries rose last year, but stocks in Turkey climbed an ...

 
Global Service Sector Data Showing Encouraging Signs
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 - Mar 05, 2013

A slew of Non-Manufacturing (otherwise known as services) Purchasing Manager's Indices released overnight indicated that the global economy may not be in as bad of shape as investors had feared early ...

 
Eurozone GDP Expected To Show 0.6% Drop
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 - Mar 05, 2013

The euro continued to trade near $1.30 on Tuesday morning as speculation about the upcoming European Central Bank meeting led some to believe there could be an interest rate cut in the future.Italy's ...

 
Asset Allocation And Higher Interest Rates
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 - Mar 05, 2013

One of the major concerns for investors for the near-term future is the expected rise in interest rates. With the price of money at or near all-time lows in the modern era, the obvious question ...

 
Extent Of Rebound In Economic Activity And Profits Uncertain
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 - Mar 05, 2013

The MSCI World index has followed a spectacular January with a further 1.3% climb in February, for gains of 6.6% year to date and 13.5% from the November low. Although the threat of financial ...

 
Muted Turnaround Tuesday On Tap
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 - Mar 05, 2013

The stage for Turnaround Tuesday was set yesterday when the euro and sterling held the pre-weekend lows and the Dollar-Index did not extend last week's gains. The US-German 2-year spread, which ...

 
Ireland and Portugal Up For EU support, US And Asian Equities Rise
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 - Mar 05, 2013

Monetary stimulus supports global equity markets as well as China committing to economic growth. Furthermore, the Australian Central Bank keeps rates on hold. Hence, US and Asian stock prices rise.In ...

 
Failed Recovery Prompts Draghi To Turn Softer
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 - Mar 05, 2013

We expect the Governing Council to discuss rate cuts, and at the press conference we believe Mario Draghi is likely to open the door for a rate cut in the coming months.However, we anticipate that ...

 
Strategy Sweden: Monthly Omrx Bond Index Update‏
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 - Mar 05, 2013

Next week sees small index duration extensions in almost all of sub-indices in the OMRX BOND index family. The extension will be driven primarily by some issuance of longer covered bonds from mortgage...

 
Fixed Income Market Watch: Sweden‏
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 - Mar 05, 2013

A quantitative run on the Swedish fixed income market:To Read the Entire Report Please Click on the pdf File Below.

 
European Market Update: Indices, Currencies, Fixed Income, Data
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 - Mar 05, 2013

Gains in US equities help push European markets to more than 4-year highsNotes/Observations(UK) GBP/USD hits fresh session high above $1.5165 on better than expected PMI, continued on to $1.5199, ...

 
Asian Market Update For March 5, 2013
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 - Mar 05, 2013

RBA on hold as expected, AUD gains on upbeat global outlook; China targets 2013 GDP at 7.5%, CPI at 3.5%Economic Data(AU) RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA (RBA) LEAVES CASH TARGET RATE UNCHANGED AT 3.00%, AS...

 
Dow Jones Nears All Time High  
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 - Mar 05, 2013

US Stock MarketStocks gained slightly despite Beijing’s attempts to cool down the Chinese housing market. The Dow Jones gained by 0.27%, the S&P 500 by 0.46% and the NASADQ by 0.39%. ...

 
Canaries In The Chinese 'Coalmine': An Update
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 - Mar 05, 2013

In the past week, I have received several emails in the wake of the 60 Minutes story about the Chinese property bubble and the news that China had unexpectedly implemented curbs to limit property ...

 
AUD/USD Hits Lowest Level In Eight Months Over Signs Of Weaking Aussie
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 - Mar 05, 2013

The release of data from building approval in Australia proved to be lower-than expected, and impacted the AUD. The AUD/USD pair plummeted to their lowest level in eight months. This was further ...