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- Adjust or Lose
We didn't adjust our investing plans soon enough in 2011. Investors must adjust their plans to fit the information available.
- Downward Drift
Italy sold debt this morning at attractive interest rates but interest rates jumped higher in the secondary market after the auction. The marekt is drifting lower on the lowest volume of the year.
- Home Alone
Being Home Alone for holidays leaves a void that is hard to fill.
The market is trading on low volume this week as many are gone for the holidays.
- One Good Man
The Senate and House of Representatives approved lower Social Security Taxes and extended unemployment this morning by Unanimous Consent. We only needed one good man to stop this foolishness. No one stood up. The Iranians start a 10-day maneuver in the Persian Gulf tomorrow. Watch for trouble.
- Santa Claus Rally
Is this a Santa Claus rally, or something better? The market looks poised to head higher and move through resistance by the end of the year.
- Nuclear-Quantity Medicine
The European Central Bank dropped $637 billion dollars into European banks this morning with their new three-year lending program. They have massive liquidity, but are they solvent? One analyst called it Nuclear-Quantity Medicine
- Social Security Unfix
The House and Senate is in a fight to extend a lower contribution rate for Social Security. The House bill also places new restrictions on collecting unemployment benefits, requires the Administration to approve the Keystone XL within 60 days (or reject it if not in the national interest). Both bills contain the "Doc Fix" we have become familiar with as it is an annual event.
- Eurozone Maneuvering
Eurozone politicians and organizations are manuvering to calm markets with the tools available.
- Old Rivalries
Recriminations are flying between France and Britain, opening some old rivalries.
- Dead End Road
The Eurozone is grinding towards an eventual breakup because of promises made by politicians that cannot be paid for. They (and the U.S.) are on a dead end road.
- Rally In the Cards
The present turbulence in the market brings us closer to an end of the quarter and year rally as money managers put on some "window dressing" for their reporting. The dollar is climbing in value, hurting equity markets.
- GLD-SLV Ready, Set, Go
GLD looks to have hit support at its 150-day moving average. Silver may represent the best opportunity for upside but is more volatile.
- Yo-Yo Market
The market is acting like a Yo Yo from one day to the next. The Eurozone debt crisis continues to weigh on investors. Are Happy Days here again, or is the last rally like a night on the town with the requisite hangover in the morning?
- Eurozone Agreement, Maybe
European Union leaders met in Brussels, Belgium and agreed to fiscal controls to pull eurozone countries back from the abyss of default. Britain was the lone holdout.
- Time to be Cautious
The stock market has built a wedge pattern for the last five months. We are trading at the very top against resistance...we see lower prices ahead.
- Maastricht Treaty
The European Union was formed in 1992 with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. There are currently 27 countries in the EU and 17 of them share the Euro as members of the Eurozone monetary union.
- Eurozone Credit Watch
S&P puts the eurozone on credit watch, killing the rally in U.S. stocks.
- Week's Landscape
We have a challenging week ahead in the markets. Here is our take.
- Feds Dollar Velocity Play
The Federal Reserve Increased the velocity of money with their latest dollar swap program. The eurozone needed dollars to settle accounts. Cheap dollars from the Fed kept them from buying dollars in the market. This would drive dollars higher and the euro lower.
- Fed Meddling
Why is the Federal Reserve meddling in Europe's debt crisis? They are "world improvers" and cannot resist. Like the Rothschilds, they finance both sides of the war. Andy Stern extolls China's system in the Wall Street Journal
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