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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Happy Days

Recent news regarding a number of key market factors has been generally positive and our main concerns are beginning to lift…

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What’s The Consensus?

This week (July 25 – 29), the global economic and policy calendar really heats up after a relatively quiet week last week. Of course, until a resolution on raising the debt ceiling in the United States is reached …

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Debt Ceiling Debate Outcomes and Market Impact

The S&P 500 dropped 2.1% last week. The index retreated after posting the biggest two-week increase since 2009. The lingering impasse in Washington on the debt ceiling weighted on the market and prompted

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Fiscal Sustainability

I am pleased to speak to a group that has such a distinguished record of identifying crucial issues related to the federal budget and working toward bipartisan solutions to our nation’s fiscal problems. Today I will briefly discuss…

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What’s Missing?

Economics and central bank policy will most likely play second fiddle to the ongoing debt ceiling debate in the United States, the fiscal woes in Europe, and the heart of the second quarter earnings reporting season for S&P 500 companies. Housing data …

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Earnings Season Preview

U.S. stocks rose last week, giving the S&P 500 its biggest two-week rally in 21 months, extending its climb since June 24, 2011 to 5.9%. That is the biggest …

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A Confidence Game

Data on inflation, the consumer, and the manufacturing sector in the United States all will compete for attention this week with the latest round of debt ceiling talks in Washington…

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Will Markets Hit the Ceiling?

Last week, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner reiterated that as of August 2 the United States will have exhausted its ability to borrow under the existing federal debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion. Both sides have failed…

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June Jobs Report Highlights a Crowded Economic Calendar

The June jobs report will cap off the holiday-shortened week’s crowded economic and policy calendar. Markets are looking for a slight acceleration in private sector job creation in June, after the private sector economy added…

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Pre-Announcement Season

The so-called earnings “pre-announcement season” is upon us. This is the time when corporate leaders often pre-announce any changes to their earnings expectations ahead of their second quarter earnings reports that…

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