Archives for December 2011

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Debt Crisis 2012: Forget Europe, Check out Japan

This post is a guest contribution by Dian Chu, market analyst, trader and author of the EconMatters blog. The recent massive demand for ECB’s LTRO (Lo ...
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5 Reasons Why 2012 Will Not Be A Replica Of 2011... At Least Not For Europe

With many expecting 2012 to be a replica of 2011, at least for US stocks which the non-permabull consensus sees closing the year largely unchanged for ...
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India Slows Rush for Gold

It appears even Indian demand for gold falls under the age old supply/demand dynamic of Economics 101.  Despite a cultural affinity for the yellow met ...
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Things that Happen Every 60 Seconds on the Internet

We all realize the Internet is growing at a very rapid pace. But just how fast? “On average, more than a billion new pages are added to it every day,” ...
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Jim Rogers says

In this video, investor Jim Rogers discusses his views on the global economy and more. “We have big problems of money printing, debt, too much consump ...
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Doug Kass' 15 Surprises for 2012

Legendary hedge fund manager Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is a familiar and respected name on this blog. I therefore thought readers might be inter ...
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What do the 0.01% do for a Living?

Some interesting data points via Harvard professor Greg Mankiw’s blog via an abstract utilizing data through 2005.  I actually skimmed the source mate ...
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Bear Trap (Saut)

“Bear Trap” by Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist, Raymond James December 27, 2011 StockCharts.com defines a Bear Trap as, “A situation that oc ...
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Investor Sentiment: It Cuts Both Ways

The article below is a guest contribution by Guy Lerner, writer of the Technical Take blog. Most market participants use investor sentiment as a contr ...
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Calculating the Impact of the Keystone Pipeline

Global markets have been tough in 2011 but I look forward to a strong 2012. To kick the year off, we’ve scheduled a special webcast with John Mauldin ...
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U.S. Equity Market Radar (December 28, 2011)

U.S. Equity Market Radar (December 28, 2011) The domestic stock market as measured by the S&P 500 Index was higher this week by 3.74 percent. All ...
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The Economy and Bond Market Radar  (December 28, 2011)

The Economy and Bond Market Radar  (December 28, 2011) Long-term Treasury yields ended the week sharply higher reversing last week’s rally and leaving ...
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Gold Market Radar (December 28, 2011)

Gold Market Radar (December 28, 2011) For the week, spot gold closed at $1,606.35 up $7.40 per ounce, or 0.5 percent. Gold stocks, as measured by the ...
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Energy and Natural Resources Market Radar (December 28, 2011)

Energy and Natural Resources Market Radar (December 28, 2011) Strengths A weak dollar and a new lending program from the European Central Bank helped ...
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Emerging Markets Radar (December 28, 2011)

Emerging Markets Radar (December 28, 2011) Strengths China and Thailand have signed a Chinese yuan (Rmb)/Thai baht(THB) currency swap agreement worth ...
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