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Monthly Archives: March 2011

April Fool’s Data

This Friday, April 1, the most important economic data in a month will be released and could turn unwary investors into April Fools. While all eyes will be focused on the employment report to see if the U.S. economy can string together two consecutive months of healthy job gains, we will be intensely focused on the release of the Institute ……

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Current Conditions Index

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index remained relatively unchanged at 241. The level of the CCI indicates an environment fostering ……

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The Path to a More Transparent Fed

 Last week’s batch of economic data had a weaker tinge to it, but financial markets largely dismissed the data, focusing instead on events overseas. If history is a guide, the market may not be able to ignore this week’s data, which includes key ……

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Gauging The Fed

 The attention of financial market participants will be split between the relatively light economic calendar in the United States and continuing to assess the implications of the earthquake in Japan and its aftermath along with the escalation of the conflict ……

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March’s Market Madness

 Last week provided a perfect example of how a mere comment can move the markets. The comment came from the European Union Energy Commissioner just before 11am Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 16 as he stated that the nuclear situation ……


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The Muni Opinion

Since we devoted the last couple of Muni Opinions to discussing nitty-gritty credit concerns in the muni market, this month we decided ……

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Aftershock

The markets may react negatively this week as a financial aftershock to the 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan this past Friday. However, the overall impact on markets is likely to be limited

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Focus on Japan and the Fed

The devastating earthquake in Japan and its short- and long-term impact on the world’s third biggest economy, the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, and a scattering of economic data for February and March in the United States will be top of mind this week for investors. The Chinese economic data is quiet this week, while central banks …

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Cinderella: The Last Chapter

 It is appropriate that this past Friday, March 4, marked both the 61st anniversary of the release of Disney’s Cinderella and the release of the February employment report that helps to tell the final chapter of the Cinderella story …..

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Economy Appears to be Accelerating as it Absorbs Higher Energy Prices

A relatively quiet period for economic data and events this week in the United States should allow financial market participants to focus on the troubling rise in energy prices that has accompanied the ongoing political unrest in the Middle East. Outside the United States, a full slate of economic data in China and a …….

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