Monthly Archives: August 2010

1st comment!

27Aug2010 0430GMT Well, this blog got its first comment yesterday … a big day! I am not gong to ‘reply’ to the comment, instead I am going to reproduce it here as the basis for today’s post … OK, so … Continue reading

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Burning egg on face

26Aug2010 03:49GMT It is weird how this ‘double-dip’ talk has flourished. I clearly remember 9 months or so ago reading comments from intelligent people (not just from the tin-hat brigade) that the second half of 2010 was going to bring … Continue reading

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I (heart) HFT (except some bits)

25Aug2010 03:51GMT I was reading a blog post today, this one at the Points and Figures blog: Investors Flee Market http://pointsandfigures.com/?p=2568 The article’s opening sentence reads: Why are investors fleeing the market? The article then quickly covers some of the … Continue reading

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Thu 12Aug2010 13:35GMT Going to remain heavy today 1085 ish sort of level for resistance, could fall to 1050 sort of level (sorry, can’t be more precise at this stage). Sideways to drift down the likeliest option.

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Game-changer sell-off?

Thu. 12Aug2010 02:25GMT Yesterday I left off with the message that my main model was calling for a sell-off of 50 points or so. And so then it goes and happens in one swoon … which is really good for … Continue reading

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The FOMC statement explained & what now?

Wed 11Aug2010 02:11GMT Here are two sources to help understand the the FOMC statement. Great ‘cheat sheets’. The Aleph Blog: Redacted Version of the August 2010 FOMC Statement http://alephblog.com/2010/08/10/redacted-version-of-the-agugust-2010-fomc-statement/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAlephBlog+%28The+Aleph+Blog%29 and The Big Picture blog: Comparing FOMC Statements http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/08/comparing-fomc-statements/ ————— So, … Continue reading

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FOMC today

Tue 10AUG2010 02:24GMT FOMC statement due at 1815 GMT. The markets seem to be panting for more stimulus from the Fed (some more QE, at least QE Lite if nothing else) while some of the more sage observers are thinking … Continue reading

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