Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spain, breaking news:

“The running of the bulls will be replaced with the running of the bears until further notice. Thank-you”

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Poor Risk Reward Trades Doom Retail Traders in Currency Market, says Study

FXCM, a large currency broker, studied twelve million trades placed by several thousand retail traders. Pretty good size sample. The results may be worth considering, can be found here: http://historysquared.com/2012/04/27/poor-risk-reward-trades-doom-retail-traders-in-currency-market-says-study/ ht Research Puzzle: http://researchpuzzle.com/

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FOMC today 2pm and 2.15pm Eastern

FOMC statement (2pm) and press conference (2.15pm) later today. I’m not making any predictions, though, “hold a steady course” seems to be the expectation, no major changes expected at all. A day to be a little circumspect after the bounce … Continue reading

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Caterpillar – bellweather stock smashes estimates

Some positives out of the US this morning (and I haven’t even mentioned AAPL from last night!). BI has the story: Huge Bellwether Caterpillar Smashes Earnings Estimates And Raises Forecast Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/caterpillar-earnings-2012-4?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+clusterstock+%28ClusterStock%29#ixzz1t3Scfjw2 As always, though, the devil is in … Continue reading

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America’s Dirt-Cheap Natural Gas

This is just getting started. The Radical Implications Of America’s Dirt-Cheap Natural Gas http://www.businessinsider.com/the-radical-implications-of-americas-dirt-cheap-natural-gas-2012-4?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+clusterstock+%28ClusterStock%29 Also: The Coming U.S. Shale-Based Economic Boom http://mjperry.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/coming-us-shale-based-boom.html    

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Equity mkt rally after Europe close … D’oh!

Yesterday I posted up my noting that I found it peculiar that the pattern of the US equity markets rallying after Europe had finished had seemed to have switched over to the opposite, that the equity mkts were now falling … Continue reading

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I’ve been such a bear lately

Just reviewing my posts to the blog over the past couple of months … overall pretty bearish stuff. Am I now a perma-bear-moron? Yikes … NO! But, still, my postings have been quite circumspect in the latter months. And I’m … Continue reading

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