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Early Thoughts
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:55 PM EDT
Merkel is Queen of the Ball but her dancing partners will change. The impact on the euro was to mark it down initially. However, the macro picture does not change much.
More Downward GDP Revisions Are Expected
Article By: Tematica Research
Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:48 PM EDT
The impact of a 1-2-3 punch of hurricanes this summer has exposed the economic realities we are facing — that the underlying fundamentals of the economy are demonstrating that things are not very strong.
Another Look At Capital Flight In Italy And Spain: ECB’s Target2 Explanation Is False
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:41 PM EDT
The ECB claims that Target2 does not represent capital flight. Evidence says the ECB is wrong, especially for Italy and Spain.
Trump Tax Plan Leaked, Includes Tax Cuts For Wealthiest Americans; Morgan Stanley Skeptical
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:34 PM EDT
Ahead of the Trump administration's official disclosure of what its latest tax proposal would look like, overnight Axios leaked some of the more salient highlights.
E Political Conflicts Are At A Record High Since The Trump Presidency
Article By: Arthur Donner
Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:05 PM EDT
Even though the U.S. political environment is still quite volatile, at least the chance of an imminent government shutdown has receded.
Why We Must Raise Taxes On Corporations And The Wealthy, Not Lower Them
Article By: Robert Reich
Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:29 PM EDT
American corporations aren’t overtaxed. After taking deductions and tax credits, the typical U.S. corporation today pays an effective tax rate of 24 percent. That’s only a tad higher than the average of 21 percent among advanced nations.
EUR/USD Could Gap Lower On The German Election Upset
Article By: Yohay Elam
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:45 PM EDT
The euro’s fall could meet support at 1.1870, closely followed by 1.1840. The next significant line of support awaits at 1.1712. Resistance is at 1.20 and 1.21.
In this article: FXE, ERO
Brace For Early Euro Turmoil: ‘This Looks Less Market-Friendly Than Expected’
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:09 PM EDT
Although Merkel triumphed as expected, the results were anything but ideal for the chancellor. The single currency will likely knee-jerk lower against both the yen and the franc and you can expect to see a flight-to-safety bid in fixed income.
In this article: FXE, EWG
German Exit Polls Show Pyrrhic Victory For Merkel, AFD Third
Article By: Yohay Elam
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:01 PM EDT
Merkel wins, but the result is not so good. The poor showing for mainstream parties and the fractured parliament means building a coalition will be hard, but a victory for Merkel is an affirmation of stability in Europe’s largest economy.
In this article: EWG
Worried About Rising Rates? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be
Article By: ValueWalk
Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:51 PM EDT
Today’s conditions more closely resemble those in 2004: the economy is gaining traction at a measured pace, inflation remains under control, and policymakers have tried to avoid surprises by clearly telegraphing their plans to financial markets.
Australia Cracks Down On Foreign Real Estate Buyers As "Ghost Towers" Increasingly Outrage Locals
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:14 AM EDT
Bubbly home prices have angered locals, not only because they've been priced out of the market by foreign buyers, but more so because those foreign buyers scoop up prime real estate and then proceed to let it sit vacant.
Weekly Economic & Political Timeline - Sunday, September 24
Article By: Daily Forex
Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:32 AM EDT
This week will see a less busy news agenda, with monthly policy commentaries and bid rates due only from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Volatility this week should be relatively low. The market will probably be most active on Thursday.
In this article: FXE, FXB, FXC, FXY
Week In Review: How Trump's Policies Moved Stocks - Sunday, September 24
Article By: The Fly
Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:56 AM EDT
Healthcare insurance stocks jumped on Wednesday after a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he intends to consider the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill on the Senate floor next week.
In this article: TWTR, AET, CNC, MO, RGR, WMT, ANTM, AOBC, GOOGL, FB
Deutsche Bank: "The Fed's 'Transparency' Killed Long-Term Investing"
Article By: Tyler Durden
Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:22 AM EDT
It is ironic that the Fed, which in Yellen's own words is now clueless about how to reassert control over "mysterious" inflation, is doing its best to claim it is at least being "transparent" about it.
Tell That To Rain Man
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:00 AM EDT
Stocks meandered around for the week, falling on the Fed before rebounding into the close on Wednesday and ultimately ending up largely back where they started with the Dow the best and the Nasdaq the worst.
In this article: QQQ, DIA, UUP, CYB, GLD, JYN, BNO, DBO, BITCOMP
Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For Tax Reform?
Article By: Jeff Miller
Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:34 AM EDT
On the economic calendar, most important are personal income and spending, also new home sales and the consumer confidence data. There are plenty of Fed participants on the rubber chicken circuit. The GOP tax proposal will take center stage.
In this article: SPX Also: CAH, SPY, VIX, DLR, BBBY
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