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Has the US Housing market really bottomed?

For the past two weeks, and four months after the FED initiated operation Twist: http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/21/news/economy/federal_reserve_operation_twist/index.htm, we have been hearing some say the US housing market has bottomed. Since we track several of the key economic indicators that track housing we … Continue reading

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monday update

SHORT TERM: market continues consolidation, DOW +33 Overnight the Asian markets lost 0.4%. Europe opened higher, but lost 0.6%. US index futures were higher overnight, and the market opened SPX 1280 two points above friday’s close. Over the weekend FED … Continue reading

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thursday update

SHORT TERM: market consolidates near rally highs, DOW -31 Overnight the Asian markets were mostly higher. Europe opened higher but closed -0.20%. US index futures were lower overnight. At 8:30 weekly jobless claims were reported slightly higher: 388K vs 382K. … Continue reading

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wednesday update

SHORT TERM: market rallies to new highs, DOW +72 Overnight the Asian markets were mostly higher. Europe opened higher and closed +1.0%. US index futures were higher overnight as well. At 8:15 the ADP employment index reported expansion: +201K vs … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nikkei and investor psychology

During the past several weeks Japan has experienced a number of devastating natural and manmade disasters. In the months and years ahead Japan will certainly recover, and the global community will assist them in their endeavors. As a result of these recent … Continue reading

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