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It’s Monday Again: Cancer Pharma M&A, Luxe retailers Sales reports and a higher GDP clip

  Jackson Hole seemed exceptionally sunny as the search for Bernanke’s replacement is on and despite Bullard and the high rate hit new Home Sales last week a Setember calendar … Continue reading

August 26, 2013

Friday Book Recommendation: A recent masterpiece on Trading strategies

If your are not up for a weekend on your Kindle with Tadas Vidaska’ Blog and Book “Abnormal Returns” (right image and link) which looks headed in the right direction … Continue reading

June 2, 2012

US Economy ex. Autos: The ISM positive surprise

Pardon the silly one(pun), but the ISM data includes every success story of the Midwest and still is not the same sentiment as the Auto sales will get tomorrow, please … Continue reading

April 2, 2012

US Economy (Friday Blanks): Personal Income data worries are back, Chicago PMI

Personal income data rang a few alarms despite a positive disposition, that is spending for the year is up 4.1% with income only up 3.2% and that should worry anyone … Continue reading

March 30, 2012

US Economy: The consequences of a Romney win, Auto PMIs and all that Europe but PE pay

At some stage , all Americans will deal with the question. As of now ahead of Super Tuesday, only data for Ohio favoring Santorum and Georgia favoring Newt 2012 campaign’s … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Devil in the White City | Book Insight

  As Bruce Kendall describes in a customer review on the seller’s site, even though Amazon is in a spat currently over 4000 titles with publishers there are gems of … Continue reading

February 24, 2012

US Economy: A Services thrust is in the making

The ISM Services consensus was somehow muted at 53.6 and the numbers that came out hinted at a reading of the previous data again and again. The employment data is … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: ISM Manufacturing PMI at 54.1

Production sub index jumped to a 59.9 in the December report and understandably got a subdued 55.7 in today’s report. With Seasonally adjusted 53.1 for ISM in December 2011, the … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

US Economy: Newt Press monologues misfire in Florida, Chicago PMI up on new order data

The Chicago PMI came first in the morning as US House price data also reported weakness and the Chicago area PMI at 60 showed a significant lossses from a 63 … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

US strings up ADP Payrolls, jobless claims

The morning open is unaffected again by Europe’s pain as after a good car sales number thru October, November and December the ADP Private payrolls strung up another hat trick. … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · 5 Comments