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Bond expert Tony Crescenzi says given the massive scope of the commodity-linked trade, it is reasonable to assume the U.S. dollar will continue to benefit from the commodity correction.
Sarah Palin is qualified because the primary traditional role of a vice presidential nominee is to help elect the top of the ticket.
It looks like the worst fears surrounding Hurrricane Gustav will not be met.
From drilling to abortion to taxes, the Alaskan governor will be a boost for the Republican campaign, says economist Bowyer.
Strategist Vince Farrell thinks we're in a bear market but that we saw the lows of this downturn in July.
After experiencing strong political winds from Denver all week, the markets are now firmly focused on the "other" wind that forming in the Gulf of Mexico.
That's what my buddy Sam Schulman (who publishes The American Magazine) called it on his daily blog. I printed the speech out, and marked the paragraphs about Hillary with an "H" and the paragraphs about Obama with an "O". In the end the formula for her endorsement was the same basic formula as water: H2O1. She hurt him.
Look for Gulf production to be affected as soon as Wednesday, as offshore rigs are evacuated, out of an abundance of caution.
It could be the markets have figured the global economic slowdown is becoming more pronounced and will offset supply concerns radiating from Georgia.
Democrat week on TV is likely to mean a tough week for investors, says economist Jerry Bowyer.
The catalyst is more the result of collective influences than anything else, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
The deep race/gender division in the Democratic party which has been brewing for 40 years, but bubbled over this year, is worsened by this pick. Hillary supporters (of whom Obama only had half) will feel the insult.
What the market gave us recently with a 300 point up day, the bear is taking back, as the bear will.
Today's rally in equities highlights the process by which investors are becoming/will become numb to weak economic news. That's a function that will be very necessary between now and the end of the year, if equities are to continue rallying.
In response to weak employment news (for example, claims for jobless benefits increases their most in 16 years in July) and a downgrade by the Bank of England in its assessment of England's economic outlook, expectations for interest rate cuts from the Bank of England ramped up today.
The dollar rally is reversing a major negative for the U.S. economy, which will benefit more from the increased purchasing power than will result from any loss of U.S. exports.
PHS are essentially the leading indicator the housing market. These sales include homes, condos, and co-ops.
In early July I published a note discussing how expectations of an Obama win could knock $40 off the oil price. The note is below. One piece of the puzzle was put in place today with Obama mentioning that he might tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
American voters are not as dumb as people think and the latest polling data could be showing they understand which policies are going to work for creating jobs via trade.
I am looking for crude oil prices to re-take the $130 per barrel level, as soon as next week. We need to see what Iran does over the weekend, and further parsing of the economic data points will also be required to better infer a lasting trend.