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US Economy: Free fall in Oil prices to continue, even as offtake rises, to what avail

At the same time Tuesday for now 13 weeks from the end of February when the last of the risk on assets proved growth, Oil inventories had been rising and … Continue reading

June 12, 2012

Mid Market Commentary (Spanish Bailout?) – Euro breaks down in a sweat

As the conditions of the EU became clear after the market open, commodities responded in kind to the fracture of the Euro with a sudden risk off that plunged nascent … Continue reading

June 11, 2012

The US Morning Report (Global Markets Pre S&P Open) : Get back into those Financials

The EUR 100 B in cash to be provided to the FROB or the Fund for Orderly Restructuring of Banks will add a 10% of Spanish GDP to its debt, … Continue reading

June 11, 2012

US Economy: No QE but Oil’s finally moving to retail

Retail inventories finally moved into higher gear for Oil and distillates for the first time after March with utilization at refineries up to 91% for the week, up 8% from … Continue reading

June 6, 2012

US Economy: No Euro scares anymore, yet only production data is up

If you don’t understand the headlines of the daily morning report this week, you and I could be excused as the flux int he situation of march and April has … Continue reading

May 21, 2012

US Economy: How about a Spanish Haven and other inspirational stories for a Thursday morning

The whole issue with Sain comes with the Spanish government not holding much debt of its own but banks needing over EUR 100 bln in Capital to fund their bad … Continue reading

May 10, 2012

US Economy: The counterintuitive Aussie trade and the Spanish meltdown ( A Tuesday morning review)

ISM Data leads May marketsĀ  Election years actually return a fair 2% in each of the summer months according to a latest Bloomberg report as the Go away in May … Continue reading

May 1, 2012

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Huh! what Spanish downgrades! – Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

The Global Economy should have roiled hen Monday began with saddening aannouncements from S&P and moodys’ in Spain. as many as 16 Spanish banks were downgraded following the contraction in … Continue reading

April 30, 2012

European Debt Crisis: Lesser Non European customers, Italian 3-yr yields jump to under 4%

The morning stream of data knocked the winds out of the Europe watchers but sentiment still improved on basis of yesterday’s scare turning out to be a non starter. UK, … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: Here comes the Wednesday sun

And if you sell in May and stay away, you’ll come back another day! Midweek, in a confused moronic abyss in the market. I wonder if you realise Dow future … Continue reading

April 11, 2012