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[video] September Philly Fed Survey Press Conference

September 20, 2012

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Source: Philadephia Federal Reserve Firms responding to the September Business Outlook Survey reported nearly flat business activity this month. The survey’s indicators for general activity and new orders both improved from last month but recorded levels near zero. Firms reported continuing declines in shipments, employment, and hours worked. Indicators for the firms’ expectations over the […]

Is U.S Economic Growth Over? Should The Fed Abandon QE3?

September 11, 2012

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Source: Bloomberg

The Fed Meeting Minutes Show No Real Intent To Start QE3

August 22, 2012

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After reading the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting held on July 31 – August 1, 2012 it was clear to me that there is no intent by the Federal Reserve to carry out QE3. Since I want you to finish reading this before you fall asleep I am simply going to highlight what the […]

[video] August 2012 Philly Fed Survey Press Conference

August 16, 2012

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The August philly press conference. Sometimes the Q&A can add color to the headline and press release. Most Recent Articles Published Exclusively at Seeking Alpha July Producer Prices Show Surging Farm, Mixed Fertilizer Prices USDA Slashes Corn Estimates As Expected, Prices Remain Range Bound Are Unyielding Corn Prices Zapping U.S. Exports? Recent Blog Posts At […]

Bill Gross Says Draghi & Friends Want Your Money

August 7, 2012

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Bill Gross is correct. Europe has been trying to entice private investors (read:small) to finance bailouts by purchasing bonds since default problems became critical in Greece. If neither central or private banks want to assume this risk why would small private investors? Most Recent Articles Published Exclusively at Seeking Alpha Taking A Closer Look At […]

Did Draghi Write A Check His A$$ Can’t Cash?

July 27, 2012

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On Thursday ECB President Mario Draghi that the central bank is ready to do “whatever it takes to preserve the euro”. This largely ambiguous statement has sent markets soaring. Has he considered what is essentially right around the corner… Additionally, The following WSJ articles asks if Draghi May Be Doing the Euro a Disservice. Only time will tell.

David Stockman on the US Economic Recovery

July 25, 2012

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Casey Research’s Chief Technology Investment Strategist Alex Daley sits down with David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. About 30 minutes in length…