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On both sides of the Atlantic!

On both sides of the Atlantic

Wednesday sported an opportunity for U.S. data to shake the markets. Initially, the ADP employment change was released, and presented a very impressive increase of 215,000 jobs in the U.S. economy during November. When the promising data started advocating the

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Black Friday Optimism

Black Friday Optimism

Friday presented opportunity for market optimism on both sides of the Atlantic. The Eurozone saw positive data published regarding the demand side, with prices increasing by an estimated 0.9%. Unemployment also provided its fare share as it decreased to 12.1%.

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Positive data-backed momentum

Last week, equity trading provided another opportunity to admire the optimism recently present in the markets. The week kicked off with the NASDAQ composite index topping over 4,000 points. Market belief that the Fed’s market supporting actions will continue was

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Global perspective

Global perspective

The world slowly continues its exit from the great recession. However, the global zero rate policies shave their mark in too many financial figures. Japan published a rather impressive Current Account Balance on Monday, presenting an increase to ¥ 587.3

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Pessimism, responsible monetarism & other spinoffs!

USA, Europe and China what is happening and what impacts can we except on the economies of the world… Last week kicked off with Fed Governor Jim Bullard trying to fan rising concerns about the Fed’s Treasury holdings of the

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Assessing the wind’s direction!

So we are getting closing in at the end of 2013, and still we see a (never ending) battle on the U.S. Economy. The U.S. economy showed mixed signs at the beginning of last week. Industrial Production data for September

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Markets response to the U.S. Government shutdown!

Markets response to the U.S. Government shutdown!

What happened with the U.S. Government?! Shit they shutdown… 🙂 Recent concerns regarding U.S. fiscal future were proven justified on Tuesday.     Concerns were about Republicans and Democrats failure-to-reach a compromise over the budget, and President Barack Obama lack

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What is the future of the U.S. monetary policy?

What is the future of the U.S. monetary policy

Since Ben Bernanke’s speech from June 19th, which linked the tapering of QE3 as well as the Fed’s interest rate hike with the U.S. unemployment rate, the U.S. labor market statistics had increasingly important indications of the future U.S. monetary policy. Recently,

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A calmer week in the U.S.

A calmer week in the USA

Meanwhile, things in the U.S. seemed much calmer. No GDP figures released this week and the strong momentum from previous weeks seemed to have ensured that even bad news were received with skepticism at most. Retail sales published on Tuesday

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U.S. – No change in Fed’s policy

No change in Fed’s policy! The quantitative easing program (QE3) continues as planned and assessments regarding the date for an interest increase remains unchanged. During the rate decision last week, members of the U.S. monetary committee noted that the economy

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