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Bank Results Season: Citi unfortunately makes it 3/3 on underperforming Big 4

Of course that is just making the coming bank rally sweeter and likely Friday’s Morgan Stanley results which we do not cover anymore will be missed by the rally after … Continue reading

October 15, 2013

It’s Monday Again: A few new names for the Nobel, Fama, Hansen and Shiller make it for empirical asset prices( The week ahead: October 14 – October 18, 2013 – US Economy & Markets)

For those not from the subject area of Finance, would be thus glad to know that Fama has been pricing Bonds and all Financial assets. His key ones ¬†on SSRN … Continue reading

October 14, 2013

It’s Monday Again: It’s too late to be just simple and stupid again, probably (The Week ahead: Octobr 07 – October -11, 2013, US Economy & Markets)

Thats all it comes to, in fact a poll on Marketwatch says 3000 people think that this is the right time for the grand bargain instead of letting that debt … Continue reading

October 7, 2013

The Mid-week Trading update: No #JobsFriday, No #TwitterIPO, You and I might know the Euro is not the next Reserve currency for anyone..(US:TWTR, $TWTR, US:GS, US:JPM, $XRH)

But then, remember it is a slow week and Twitter filing public IPO documents also means less for them as the shutdown continues, but then back on the topic we … Continue reading

October 4, 2013

It’s Monday Again: A slow week for sure, easier to bring smiles back with good economic data? (The week ahead: September 30 – October 04, 2013 — US Economy & Markets)

Consumers have already shutout most consumption, showing on data series since the last three months and not yet improving despite Oil prices falling off a precipice after the Syria blackout … Continue reading

September 30, 2013

The Mid-Week Trading Update: Five days falling, S&P survives the 1700 mark , Banks survive Stress Tests ($GS $JPM $JCP $TWO $FNM)

Jobless claims have indeed been carrying the torch in all QE Taper affected weeks since the home sales growth of 12% on year was deemed unworthy by the market and … Continue reading

September 26, 2013

It’s Monday Again: Markets hath no fury than when scorning banks, Blackberry gets a ‘sinking deal’ (The Week ahead: September 23 – 27, 2013, US Economy & Markets)

Markets cannot be allowed to Dictate Fed Policy Jefferies results cascaded an apposite downturn into the markets even as GM was upgraded to investment grade on the back of a … Continue reading

September 23, 2013

The Mid-week Trading Update: What Taper, Fed? Take care of the Debt Ceiling for us Lew!!

Of course, it is not easy for the US when the Republicans have only the Debt ceiling debate to make themselves felt in Government but that’s how it will be … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

It’s Monday Again: 2 days and counting, Larry Summers gets it, Yellen Effect gets it Dollars get sold again (The week ahead: September 16 -20, 2013: US Economy & Markets)

A small respite as the Dollar moved to the very bottom of its range globally will also be a lot of good news for Americans itself despite the incident at … Continue reading

September 16, 2013

Why High Schools Still Need Government Funding

Historically, high schools have been funded primarily by local government agencies. State-level government provided minor financial support, and the federal government did not significantly contribute to high school funding. However … Continue reading

August 20, 2013

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