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It’s Monday Again: McDonalds’ improves Comp Sales, Janet Yellen testimony twice over (The week ahead: Feb 10 – Feb 14, 2014, US Economy & Markets) US:MCD, US:LOW, US:GS, US:JPM

The Yuan and Yen are both about to turn back the clock again, stopping currency appreciation in China and Japan after a big clip, especially unwanted for Japan. Japan sold … Continue reading

February 10, 2014

It’s Monday Again: A $99-kit DNA test banned by US FDA, A new Mustang GT 500, will banks get into a better week?

US Yields moved into the last days of December even as the PIMCO Total Return Fund confirms a large holding in US Bonds. As Barclays points out i in the … Continue reading

December 9, 2013

It’s Monday again!: Economic Recovery strength in the second half greatly exaggerated ( US Economy & Markets:: August 05- August 09, 2013)

The ISM Services indices, comparable to PMIs in other geographies, jumped to 56 even as the sub indices for unemployment followed the declining numbers on the Employment situation Report on … Continue reading

August 5, 2013

US Morning report: Ergo, this rally celebrates the recession’s stunted velocity, Bob Diamond’s on the sled going down

Auto sales are expected to make a mark in a couple of hours (Ford, GM sales up 7%, Nissan and Chrysler also report increase) and as production data falling below … Continue reading

July 3, 2012

US Morning Report: All’s not hunky dory but then, we have barely begun!

All Economic Data is not bad, in fact some  even “beat expectations” Data is anemic at best confirming everyone’s worst fears for May and June. PMI for the month for … Continue reading

July 2, 2012

Banks set for another downturn (in stock prices) | Banking Insight – Valuation Insight

A large contingent of Bank of America Directors sold 10% of their holdings to underscore the fragility of the Bank’s stock price. BofA directors sold at $7.33 and since the … Continue reading

May 21, 2012

US Economy (The Week ahead): Come back another day…(April 29, 2012 – May 05, 2012)

Market Interest is hot while Economic data see saws confirmed the ceiling of the recovery for 2012 and spending cuts from the government get into action while Obama rides out … Continue reading

April 29, 2012

Fed sitting on a pile of $47 bln in to be riches from AIG | Banking insight – Debt Insight

Things you must know  in this story: NY FED owns $47 bln of AIG CDOs, it still has not auctioned. The FRBNY as it is known, has pushed back on efforts … Continue reading

March 16, 2012

US Economy: Jobs report nods with 733,000 new jobs..

The Barclays team and some at NPR are the first in many likely to ascribe the new  lows in Labor participation rate the status of an urban legend. Irrespective of … Continue reading

March 9, 2012

Facebook IPO: Without fear, for favors.. | Deal Insight

Underwriting was handed out to three more bankers last week at Facebook Headquarters with Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Lead right Goldman Sachs still the primary book runners. The new … Continue reading

March 4, 2012

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