Tagged: financial markets

The Weekend Today 29 June 2014

The Economist Buttonwood column sums up where we are right now: * How markets look worryingly like 2007: ‘HAD Rip Van Winkle fallen asleep in early 2007 and woken up today, he might not have realised there had ever been a financial crisis…Of course, the awakening Rip might get a bit of shock if he examined…

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The Day Today 2 June 2014

* Reminiscent of dot-com bubble? The Unstoppable $100 Trillion Bond Market Renders Valuation Models Useless {fifw NSN N6IIC96JTSEH <go>} * Details emerging ahead of Thursday’s meeting: Draghi Primes ECB to Act as Region’s Inflation Scarcity Alarms Officials {fifw NSN N6IG8Y6TTDS1 <go>} ‘Aside from the prospect of a negative rate, the ECB is working on a…

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Courage, mon brave

There has been much hand-wringing of late about the US interest rate markets. How could it be that the 10yr is 2.5% when we started the year at 3%? Sure, we had some bad weather, but jobless claims just came in at their lowest level in 7 years! Non farm payrolls were almost 300k! The…

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The Day Today 28 April 2014

* UK M&A back in the frame with news this morning that Pfizer are back bidding for AstraZeneca, at £60bn this would be the largest ever foreign takeover in the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27185027 * Stocks in Europe Advance on M&A as Tension in Ukraine Boosts Nickel, Wheat {fifw NSN N4QCDD6S972E <go>} Ahead of UK Q1 GDP…

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The Day Today 28 Feb 2014

* Ukraine’s New Government Looks to IMF Bailout as Tensions Flare in Crimea {fifw NSN N1P31L6TTDSG <go>} Headlines this morning include: *SEVASTOPOL’S BELBEK AIRPORT BLOCKED BY RUSSIAN TROOPS: AVAKOV, *AVAKOV SAYS CRIMEAN AIRPORT OCCUPATION IS ARMED INTRUSION * The sell-off in the Chinese yuan continues, with the PBOC “almost paying their own offer” as someone…

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