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December 13, 2011 3:50 PM
With post #8286 I am officially retiring  (see the post at 3:40PM before you panic). This blog started Aug 6, 2007 with a few test posts and Aug 7 th ...
December 13, 2011 2:45 PM
Carry on... Most importantly a few hawks exit stage right in 2012, and more Yellen and Bernanke types will enter.  Also with the 'inflation is easing ...
December 13, 2011 1:55 PM
As we await the first Fed meeting in a while that no major policy easing or language change should occur, we bring one of FMMF's favorite grumpy eccen ...
December 13, 2011 12:58 PM
While I believe in the long term thesis in farming (indeed I said in 2007-2008 farmland would probably be the best long term i.e. decades long, invest ...
December 13, 2011 10:28 AM
I remember when the first discussions of 24 hour trading gained force in the late 90s thinking to myself "oh no.... won't they ever let us sleep? This ...
December 13, 2011 9:20 AM
The 'Battle of the 200 Day's' looked to potentially be resolved mid afternoon yesterday but a stick save late in the session pushed the S&P 500 ba ...
December 12, 2011 12:33 PM
Please note I am using the Gold ETF (GLD) rather than the commodity as stockcharts.com has a 1 day delay on the actual underlying. Gold is acting pun ...
December 12, 2011 11:17 AM
This is an interesting piece by John Waggoner of USA Today, especially on a personal level, as I've been looking at a host of yield producing products ...
December 12, 2011 9:52 AM
I did not really "get" the happiness Friday, as not much seemed to be resolved other than some language for more unity and to "hold people accountable ...
December 12, 2011 8:33 AM
Looks like on sheer number of new issues, this is going to be the biggest IPO week since the pre crisis era.  Hope it doesn't take away the shine awa ...
December 09, 2011 4:47 PM
About to put this horse out of its misery.... ;) See video below for shout out to some of our more 'mature' audience members who were kind enough to n ...
December 09, 2011 11:34 AM
Still in between the two of 'em.  The Tom Demark Dec 21st top (and 2 week rally) still has a chance as we've held the 200 day exponential late yester ...
December 09, 2011 10:14 AM
Last time we reviewed the ECRI call for a recession we noted Lakshman Achuthan saying it will be obvious in retrospect and usually their calls are 6- ...
December 09, 2011 8:50 AM
Those of you who have been around a while remember all the 'decoupling' talk of 2007-early 2008.  That is (was), weakness in one part of the globe wo ...
December 08, 2011 3:55 PM
I'm not even going to justify the rumor of the day (today's source FT.com) - this has so jumped the shark.  Let's just say it was denied quicker than ...
December 08, 2011 3:31 PM
Remember the reason for QE2... that whole "wealth effect" thing?  Well the problem with temporary manipulation of asset prices is just that... it's t ...
December 08, 2011 1:33 PM
Interesting spot we are in - 200 day simple moving average to the top, 200 day exponential moving average to the bottom.  Amazing how one-two sentenc ...
December 08, 2011 12:10 PM
Thought when Ford (F) was halted it might be news of CEO Mulally announcing retirement, which has been in the local papers as rumor.  Instead Ford ha ...
December 08, 2011 10:38 AM
Draghi really put a fork into spirits this morning... wow, it's amazing to see how everyone is demanding printing. The always entertaining Marc Faber ...
December 08, 2011 8:58 AM
It's all good again and for the upteempth time in the past week and a half we are ready to gap up.  This time of course over that very annoying S& ...
December 08, 2011 8:05 AM
The whining has already begun as the ECB "only" cut rates by 25 basis points, back to a record low of 1% versus "demands" of 50 basis points.  The 'm ...
December 07, 2011 4:03 PM
And in breaking news the stock market has not turned into a computerized headline driven casino.... Per Mr. Liesman of CNBC on twitter: @steveliesman ...
December 07, 2011 3:53 PM
G-20 CONSIDERING IMF LENDING PROGRAM FOR EUROPE: NIKKEI; G-20 CONSIDERING $600B IMF LENDING PROGRAM FOR EUROPE: NIKKEI (link here but it requires subs ...
December 07, 2011 2:35 PM
A good analysis from Tim Duy's Fed Watch on the issues with the labor force participation rate, that many (hands raised) have cited as a significant r ...
December 07, 2011 12:00 PM
Some pretty fascinating stats in this Marketwatch piece on how so many more people are living life as if they are in their early 20s.  We've talked a ...
December 07, 2011 12:00 PM
Some pretty fascinating stats in this Marketwatch piece on how so many more people are living life as if they are in their early 20s.  We've talked a ...
December 07, 2011 10:47 AM
It's been almost a year since I posted a Bob Prechter video, and (sit down for this) ... he is bearish, comparing this current period to the late 1930 ...
December 07, 2011 8:57 AM
Futures are being pushed around by the normal push-pull of the rumor mill out of Europe - it has reached the point of jump the shark.  Late yesterday ...
December 06, 2011 3:03 PM
After a day long slumber, the market woke up and finally made a move.  Where did we move to?  1265 yet again. Cannot imagine how anyone looks at th ...
December 06, 2011 1:40 PM
Got beta?  Bespoke Invest lists the S&P 1500 stocks above $10 with the largest intraday spreads.  With a market that changes its mind seemingly ...