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Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Look at Double-Dip Risks in the Economy

As the second quarter of 2011 draws to a close, financial market participants are once again asking the question: are we headed for a double-dip recession? This week’s busy economic calendar…

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Greece Fire

Grease fires are dangerous because they are hard to put out, burn very hot, and are easily spread. Europe’s Greece fire has been burning for well over a year, despite attempts by …

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Fed in Focus

 This week’s relatively quiet economic calendar in the United States (new and existing home sales along with durable goods orders and shipments for May) will allow markets to focus on the Federal …
 

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America’s Latest Pastime

Before television, the internet, football, cars and movie stars, Americans were obsessed with baseball. Baseball was the one thing that everyone could talk about with family, neighbors …

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Lowered Expectations

 Fresh data on manufacturing and housing for June highlight this week’s busy economic data calendar in the United States as markets try to assess the duration and severity of the economic soft …

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Waiting for the Turn

Market participants will have to look elsewhere for direction this week amid a quiet week for economic reports in the United States. Policy events at home and abroad could help fill the void. The May jobs report was…

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Summertime Blues

Last week provided more reasons for investors to take a defensive posture. The weaker-than-expected economic data extended the slide in the S&P 500 to five straight weeks totaling a decline of…

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The Final Voyage of QE2

The Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner, often referred to simply as the “QE2”, was the flagship of the fleet. As her cruising days drew to a close and she embarked on her final voyage…

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