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Echos from the Hole

Quick expectation points from 3 economists at large investment banks whom we expect to be attending the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Symposium: “We suspect that the Fed is likely to outline a range of potential policy actions that may include the … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Japan; and hints on Economic Aftershocks

The saddest news is that there are at least 44 reported fatalities so far from the severest earthquake to strike Japan in 140 years. And it looks inevitable that that number will rise. The 8.9 magnitude quake struck Japan’s northeast … Continue reading

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Is This The Correction? Read This To Not Find Out

  The major equities benchmarks are right now [Wednesday afternoon] extending the slide which they commenced earlier this week, after simmering uncertainty over the situation in the Middle East tipped over definitively into ugliness – with authoritarian crackdowns in Libya … Continue reading

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Variations on Trading ‘Fear’ In A Risky Future

(Or, why front-month S&P 500 Variance Futures rose 41.36% on Friday.) For whatever reasons, it seems clear right now that the largely moderate North African states, including Egypt, and their ideological and geographical cousins on the fringes of the Middle … Continue reading

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Backing Off The Forward As Portugal Nears The Edge

Some of you will remember me mentioning the boast of a contact of mine, about the mouth-watering gains they were seeing in an obscure little EUR/USD position entered on 21st November last year. You might recall that 21st November was … Continue reading

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