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Europe Update: Service Sector Slows, Stocks Fall, Bond Yields move higher Leave a comment Read more »

Europe Update: Service Sector Slows, Stocks Fall, Bond Yields move higher

It is unlikely the court will rule against the bailout, but Merkel is losing political support. It appears the changes to the bailout mechanism will pass the German parliament, but the vote might b…


Fundamental Analysis for Week Ending August 5th, 2011 Leave a comment Read more »

Fundamental Analysis for Week Ending August 5th, 2011

This was a crazy week that people will long remember. On the political front, the U.S. government finally agreed to raise the debt ceiling. Unfortunately there were clear indications that the proce…


USD	 Non-Farm Payroll Better Than Forecast +117K; Jobless Rate 9.1% Leave a comment Read more »

USD Non-Farm Payroll Better Than Forecast +117K; Jobless Rate 9.1%

USD NFP added 117,000 jobs in July and an even larger 154,000 in the private sector while the unemployment rate fell to 9.1% from 9.2%, partly because 193,000 people dropped out of the labor force,…


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USD ISM Manufacturing PMI August 01, 2011 Was Declines

USD ISM Manufacturing PMI, level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the manufacturing industry. It’s a leading indicator of economic health – businesses react quickly to …


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