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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Will the End of QE2 Derail the Economy?

The week ahead features an avalanche of economic data for April and May, including the key Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) report on manufacturing for May and the May employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. June arrives this week, but as the month ends…

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Hawks and Doves

Housing and manufacturing data for April and May will (for the second consecutive week) provide the economic data backdrop in the United States this week, as investors react to the latest fiscal flare….

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Judgment Day

Contrary to warnings on trains, billboards and the radio, the apocalypse did not take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The events predicted for the purported Judgment Day did not come to pass…..

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The Market’s Balance Sheet

Our outlook for the year is based on many counterbalancing forces keeping the markets on a path of moderate growth accompanied by the return of volatility. Our outlook is that the pace…..

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Housing Woes Continue

Housing and manufacturing data for April and May will provide the economic data backdrop in the United States this week, as investors react to the latest fiscal flare-up in peripheral Europe. Nearly two years……

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The Performance Derby

 The Kentucky Derby, the first race of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, took place this past weekend. The crowd favorite did not win, surprising many. That was much like last week’s performance Derby where the crowd favorite, commodities

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Inflation Is Key This Week

 Reports on April inflation dominate this week’s economic calendar, but China’s economic calendar and a possible rate hike in China are also on the market’s radar. The April jobs report was ….


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The End of an Era

 The defeat of Osama bin Laden with his death at the hands of U.S. forces this weekend in Pakistan is welcome news. However, it is unclear what this means for al Qaeda’s ability to continue to be a threat. The implications for the United States are more….

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Busy Week for Data and Policy

The week’s economic calendar is bookended by the April ISM report on Monday and the April jobs report on Friday. In between, both fiscal and monetary policy (at home and abroad ..

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