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FED’s monetary base … quick update

In January we reported the following: https://caldaro.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/feds-monetary-base-update/. The FED’s monetary base did make a new high, in February at $2.753 tln, but appears to have ended well short of our $3.0 tln expectation. Since then the monetary base has contracted by nearly … Continue reading

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weekend update

REVIEW After making a new uptrend high on monday US markets then began to weaken throughout the holiday shortened week. The SPX/DOW were -0.95% and the NDX/NAZ were mixed. Asian markets were quite mixed again -0.2%, but European markets were … Continue reading

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holiday update

SHORT TERM: most markets closed worldwide, YM (DOW) -120 Overnight mostly only Asian markets were open: -0.1%. European markets were closed. US index futures traded throughout the night and ES (SPX) was +3.0 prior to the Payrolls report. At 8:30 monthly Payrolls were … Continue reading

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thursday update

SHORT TERM: consolidation day, DOW -15 Overnight the Asian markets were mostly lower: -0.7%. European market opened higher and were +0.2%. US index futures were lower overnight, and at 8:30 weekly Jobless claims were reported slightly lower: 357K vs 359K. The … Continue reading

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wednesday update

SHORT TERM: pullback extends to 28 points, DOW -125 Overnight the Asian markets were mostly lower: -1.0%. Europe opened lower and had its worse day in four months: -2.6%. US index futures were lower overnight, and at 8:15 the ADP … Continue reading

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tuesday update

SHORT TERM: market pulls back off uptrend high, DOW -65 Last night, after the close, the FED released the following: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/20120402a.htm. Overnight the Asian markets were mostly higher: +0.5%. European markets opened higher but turned lower: -1.1%. US index futures … Continue reading

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monday update

SHORT TERM: new month – new uptrend high, DOW +52 Overnight the Asian markets were mostly higher: +0.2%. Europe opened higher and gained 1.7%. US index futures were higher overnight, but slipped heading into the open. The market opened one … Continue reading

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