More than meets the eye: Japan the Achilles’ heel of U.S. economy in Q2

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Much has been said and written about the inability of the Fed to sustain U.S. economic growth. In previous articles I have pointed out the massive impact of the Japanese earthquake disaster on the health of China’s manufacturing sector as measured by the seasonally adjusted CFLP PMI. But what impact did Japan’s twin disasters have on the U.S. economy? […]






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Where will the S&P 500 end in 2011?

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Forecasting where the index is likely to land by the end of the year, with David Kostin, chief US investment strategist of Goldman Sachs. […]






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Stay long the Swiss franc

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The Swiss franc has been in a strong uptrend since June last year, and rose in parabolic fashion during the first two weeks of August this year as safe haven concerns channelled massive flows into the Swissie. This has prompted the Swiss authorities to try to stop the franc from appreciating. Will they succeed? A research note from BCA Research casts some light on this question, as reported below. […]






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No gold bubble

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The political dithering in the US and the eurozone triggered market turmoil and has driven the safe haven of gold to record levels, peaking above $1,800 last week. David Wilson, director of metals research at Société Générale, predicts uncertainty could push the yellow metal above $2,000 this year. But when stability returns he does not expect a price collapse. […]






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Technical Talk: Daily update (Wednesday, August 17, 2011)

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Adam Hewison, charting strategist of INO.TV, brings you another edition of his invaluable service of daily technical updates on the ups and downs of various markets. This short analysis is a great tool for keeping one’s finger on the pulse and timing the markets. I have personally been using the INO/Market Club software for about two years and can vouch for these tools being extremely useful. Click through to hear Adam’s latest views on gold , silver, the US Dollar Index, the CRB Index, crude oil and the S&P 500 Index. Also, click here to have an instant analysis of any ticker symbol in your portfolio performed by INO. […]






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Bill Fleckenstein on markets

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Eric King of King World News on Thursday interviewed Bill Fleckenstein on the lie of the financial land. He is president of Fleckenstein Capital, a money management firm based in Seattle, and writes a daily market wrap column for his website, FleckensteinCapital.com, as well as the popular Contrarian Chronicles for MSN Money. […]






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