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July Payrolls: 209K, Below Estimate; Unemployment Rate Rises To 6.2%; Wage Growth Below Estimate
If today's market desperately needed some bad news, it got it moments ago when the July payrolls printed at 209K, below the 230K expected, and far below the June upward revised 298K (was 288K).
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5 Things To Ponder: The Interest Rate Conundrum
After several months of quite complacency, investors were woken up Thursday by a sharp sell off driven by concerns over potential rising inflationary pressures, rising credit default risk and weak undertones to the economic data flows.
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TGIF – Stop The Market, We Want To Get Off!
What fun this is! Well, it's fun for us because we were playing for this drop and not only did our bearish Short-Term Portfolio pop 10% yesterday but our bullish Long-Term Portfolio crossed over the 20% line for the first time this year.
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Jobs Growth Disappoints, Real Unemployment Hangs At 18 Percent
The Labor Department reported the economy added only 209,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent, but that hardly tells how tough the labor market has become for ordinary folks.
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How To Exploit High Frequency Traders
HFTs have been in the news recently due to their front running tactics. There are debates about how they get news feeds in advance of other market participants, and how they are hooked directly into the exchanges. Video length 56:56.
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Argentina’s Historical Company—–181 Sovereign Defaults Since 1800
On July 30th Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years, and for the eighth time in its history.
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Futures Tumble Again On Global Equity Weakness
If yesterday's selloff catalysts were largely obvious, if long overdue, in the form of the record collapse of Espirito Santo coupled with the Argentina default, German companies warning vocally about Russian exposure...
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Morning Call
September E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 -0.58%) this morning are down -0.57% at a 1-3/4 month low and European stocks are down -1.42% at a 4-month low as the global stock market rout continues for a second day.
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Gold-CCI Ratio, Etc.
Gold vs. CCI has broken out of a bullish Falling Wedge (by weekly chart) and is bull flagging with weekly RSI above 50. So far so good.
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No Matter Who Wins, A Sociopath Is Elected
The midterm election season is upon us, and it’s a tossup whether the Republicans will win the Senate, or if President Obama, seemingly oblivious as conflict flares up around the world, will, through his continuous campaigning, keep Harry Reid in his majority leader seat.
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WSJ: France’s Iliad Makes A Bid To Acquire T-Mobile
Sprint isn’t the only company trying to buy T-Mobile US. Iliad, a telecom in France, “has made an offer for T-Mobile US in a bold bid to counter an offer for the country’s fourth-largest wireless carrier by Sprint,” The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
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Phil Davis On Money Talk
Phil talks about the stock market, his expectations for the near future, and how he protects his portfolio from selloffs. Phil also outlines some option trade ideas.
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