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Twitter Inc (TWTR) Earnings Leak: A Payday For Wall Street’s Relentless Data Pursuit

May 7th, 2015

twitterEconMatters:  Twitter Inc’s (NYSE:TWTR) had a very bad week when its stock tanked ~ 27% in 5 trading days.  It all started when its weak 1Q earnings was posted early by Nasdaq on Twitter’s IR web page. Read more…

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Why Oil Prices Just Hit A 2015 High

May 6th, 2015

crudeoilEconMatters:  Oil hit 2015 high with WTI at $60.40 and Bent at $68.40 end of trading on Tuesday. Crude prices have now risen 50% in just over three months. Read more…

NYSE:USO, NYSE:XLE

Thoughts On The Current Oil Market

March 25th, 2015

crudeoilEconMatters: Crude oil has slid into a definitive bear market starting 2H14.  Since most of the oil companies (majors as well as E&Ps) based their budget, growth, and strategy trajectory on ~$50 oil price scenario even for the most conservative, the current Read more…

NYSE:USO, NYSE:XLE

Rate Hikes Already Priced Into The U.S. Dollar Index

March 13th, 2015

dollar etfEconMatters:  All those bemoaning what rate hikes could potentially portend for the US Dollar need to get a grip, the rate hikes are already priced in. That`s how markets work, buy the rumor and sell the news or actual event. Read more…

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The Fed Waited Too Long: Hear Comes Inflation

February 26th, 2015

inflationEconMatters: CPI Core Shows Inflation: The drop in energy prices, had the knee jerk reaction that we were in a deflationary spiral, again markets get many things wrong on first blush. The drop in energy prices is inflationary in the overall economy, Read more…

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Central Banks Have Violated Fundamental Laws Of Finance

February 3rd, 2015

federal reserveEconMatters: Is Monetary Policy Too Complicated for Mainstream to Understand? Read more…

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The Bond Market Has Reached Tulip Bubble Proportions

February 2nd, 2015

market bondsEconMatters:  Fed Officials Trying to Send Signals to the Bond Market:  Read more…

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Gold Bears Have Wind At Their Backs

September 2nd, 2014

gold timeEconMatters:  The Gold market has a lot of crosscurrents at the moment with the main negative as we write that it doesn`t pay a yield, and given the abundance of cheap money chasing every utility, bond and stock that pays Read more…

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Key Economic Events To Watch For Markets

August 11th, 2014

key level to watchEconMatters: Now Back to the Economy: Now that geopolitical events seem to be moderating the markets will get back to focusing on the economic data, manufacturing reports, the FOMC, business indicators and inflation levels for future monetary Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

The Counter-Factual Case Against ZIRP

July 18th, 2014

percent rateEconMatters: The long held debate is what would the US economy being doing without ZIRP by the Federal Reserve, would we be doing worse, about the same, or better? The other delineation in the argument is whether there is a cutoff point Read more…

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Why The Fed Needs To Raise Rates Now

July 18th, 2014

ratesEconMatters:  The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment” and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move Read more…

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Fed Officials Trying To Warn Bond Markets

July 14th, 2014

Federal reserveEconMatters: The Purpose of Complacency Talk. The Fed officials have been coming out in speeches the last couple of weeks with rhetoric about ‘complacency’ and other such code words for chasing risk ahead of what the Federal Reserve knows is going Read more…

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Doom and Gloom Sells

June 11th, 2014

market correction bearEconMatters: We have noticed that despite an improvement in the economic fundamentals of the United States as per the robust manufacturing numbers, automobile sales data, and upbeat employment numbers in 2014 many go out of their way to find negatives in every Read more…

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Why The Fed’s Low Interest Rate Is Deflationary

June 11th, 2014

ratesEconMatters: In an unprecedented move to fight off the threat of deflation, ECB cut its main interest rate to near zero at 0.15%, and its interest rate on deposits to a negative 0.1% for the first time. This means ECB will now be charging banks 0.1% to hold their reserves. Read more…

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Bottom In The Bond Market?

May 30th, 2014

market bondsEconMatters: Everybody knew the GDP number was going to be revised down on this reading, and that it probably gets revised up for the next reading, and Bond Traders used the Revision in first quarter GDP to take the 10-Year Yield down to 2.4% on a nice push, Read more…

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