Archives for December 2011

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Debt Crisis 2012: Forget Europe, Check out Japan

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 ...
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5 Reasons Why 2012 Will Not Be A Replica Of 2011... At Least Not For Europe

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 ...
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India Slows Rush for Gold

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 ...
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Things that Happen Every 60 Seconds on the Internet

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 ...
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Jim Rogers says

Jim Rogers says "Better to take the Pain Now"

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

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 ...
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What do the 0.01% do for a Living?

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 material ...
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Bear Trap (Saut)

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 occurs ...
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Investor Sentiment: It Cuts Both Ways

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 ...
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Calculating the Impact of the Keystone Pipeline

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 ...
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U.S. Equity Market Radar (December 28, 2011)

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 ...
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The Economy and Bond Market Radar  (December 28, 2011)

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)

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, ...
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Energy and Natural Resources Market Radar (December 28, 2011)

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 ...
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Emerging Markets Radar (December 28, 2011)

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 $11 billion ...
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