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  • Nice Economic Data Surprise -- Esp. for Potash Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Better-than-expected economic numbers this morning have moved futures up about 8 points; the dollar rallied and bonds dropped. Talk about food inflation -- Potash has been the beneficiary here. Same story from Bunge, one of the largest agribusiness companies.

  • Fed: Big Week, But Will There Be A "Big" Enough Cut? Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    This is the week for the Fed; traders are hoping for a 50 bp cut, but some fear only a 25 bp cut. The good news is that mortgage rates have come down, and the yield curve has steepened considerably.

  • S&P's 40 PowerPicks Stocks for 2008 Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After beating their own benchmark index for the last five years, Standard & Poor’s equity research team is betting on the biggest U.S. jam maker and the Magic Kingdom, among 40 companies in this year’s PowerPicks stock portfolio, to outperform again in 2008.

  • Merrill And Consumer Slowdown Hit Market Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    Call it an ugly mortgage market, call it poor risk management. But Merrill's writedown of $7.9 billion in subprime mortgages and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), $3.4 billion more than they had previously announced just three weeks ago, was being greeted as a sign that plenty more bad news remains on banks' and brokers' books.