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ECB NIRP!

Central Bank TrifectaWe are amidst three major Western central banks making statements and possible monetary policy changes. Their statements and decisions can drive volatility into the equity, bond, and currency markets. At one time they were all ...

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Greek Tragedy

The Greece problems are on the rise again. As I had mentioned back in 2011 – 2012 that while the string of bailouts have bought them time, the issue is only being shoved onto the back-burner and will again be front and center news that will ...

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ECB Fires Salvo

2015 will be the year of the Dollar and other currencies as I have stated before. We have already seen the dollar rally strongly, the Swiss Franc decouple moved the currency 15% in minutes, and this morning the ECB is positioning their new QE ...

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Santa's Sleigh runs out of nitro!

Had the Santa Claus rally already come to pass? We had a strong rally after what can be only being called the Ebola Sell Off – a mere correlation which is certainly not proof of causation. However, the rally seemed to have some significant ...

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Europe Volatility?

The market seems to be holding at these low support levels for now. The heighten concern in the tit-for-tat battle between Russia and the US does not seem to have a large economic impact for now, but that could always change. In the interim, it ...

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Negative Interest Rates?

The market is poised and waiting to decide what to do. Should the equity market rally as the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve (FED) becomes more accommodative (lower interest rates, prints more money, more QE, more stimulus)? ...

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Incompetent Consistency

It’s a big week for economic data heading into the Fed FOMC meeting on June 17th. There is also a very high probability that the European Central Bank (ECB) may take more accommodative action. This morning we will get the ADP private payrolls, ...

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Abeageddon

As we push through the half-way point of Q1 earnings season, we are again about to hear from the Federal Reserve. This will certainly be an interesting meeting and will be the last one until mid-June. This, of course, will bring the spectre of the ...

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