Macroeconomic Predictions

Initial Jobless Claims Data Goes Up to 312,000 from 304,000

Today, on June 5, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its weekly unemployment insurance claims data. In this way, for the last week, the figure......(read more)

Leon Cooperman Talks Emerging Markets, 2014 Market Prediction

Leon Cooperman is one of the legendary hedge-fund voices that investors listen to for guidance about the markets and stocks. As the head of Omega Advisors......(read more)

Nobel Winner: Market is Looking a Lot Like the 1930s

For those in the markets, the name Robert Shiller may not ring much of a bell. But for those who are into the macroeconomic picture and oook to some of......(read more)

When Will The Fed Taper?

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Now a buzzword, “taper” has come to symbolize the potential slowing of bond purchases that the Federal Reserve will presumably begin in the near future......(read more)

U.S. Economic Radar – August 23, 2013

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Recap of the past week’s U.S. economic releases: 1). New home sales sunk 13.4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of only 394k. That rate......(read more)

The Great Recession Is Over (On Average)

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The Great Recession began in December 2007. That’s when the official scorekeepers at the National Bureau of Economic Research said it began, anyway......(read more)

America Continues Its Dominance In Creating Wealth Inequality

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A recent study from a global group of economists shows that the United States continues to be the leader in creating income inequality. Facundo Alvaredo......(read more)

JPMorgan Research Top 10 Macro Questions for 2013

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At the start of every new year I like to read sell-side research from big banks, such as JPM or Credit Suisse. I have taken lots of ideas and insights......(read more)

Inside Citi’s 2013 Agriculture Outlook

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As 2012 comes to a close, Wall Street begins to look ahead to the coming year and what trends will have the biggest impact on the commodity world. Financial......(read more)

Gold’s 12 Year Run May Finally Be Over

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It is no secret that gold is one of the most talked about assets of the last few years, as this metal’s historic run has put it in the limelight. The......(read more)

Here is Why Apple Inc. (AAPL) Could Fall Below $425

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In early November, the dire predictions of one Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) bear were making their way around the blogosphere with frenetic haste. That bear......(read more)

Rising Won has South Korea Worried

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South Korea’s currency, the won, has been rising against the currencies of its major trading partners, China, the United States, the European Union......(read more)

Why we can’t simplify bank regulation

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Is simplicity the new new thing? The front page of the new issue of Global Risk Regulator — the trade mag for central bankers around the world — features......(read more)

Collapsing Greece Bank Deposits and Skyrocketing Home Invasions

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Greek banks have been losing their deposits since the beginning of 2010. Total deposits stood at 245 billion euros at the end of 2009. That number fell......(read more)

George Soros’ Financial Times Article

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George Soros penned an article for Financial Times titled “Germany’s reticence to agree threatens European stability”. You can read the......(read more)

Germany 1 – Greece 0: Greeks Asking for a Bailout

In Euro 2012 today German midfielder Lahm scored a goal just minutes ago and Germany is leading Greece 1-0. Greeks don’t want to be kicked out of......(read more)

Markets Rebuff Moody’s Downgrades, Sailing Strong in Afternoon Trade

A day after Moody’s downgrade of 15 large investment banks all over the world, markets today seem to care less about ratings and downgrades. The Dow......(read more)

Moody’s Downgrades 15 Major Banks

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What other Credit Rating Agencies have been doing one step at a time, Moody’s did that and much more in a single stroke. After markets all over the......(read more)

Initial Unemployment Claims fall, 4-week average at 6 month high.

Seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment stood at 387,000 in the week ended June 16, according to the data released by the Department of Labor......(read more)

JOBS Act Accidentally Relaxes Hedge Fund Rules

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President Obama recently enacted into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or more commonly known as the JOBS Act. Its main aim is to create more......(read more)

Is Gold Overpriced Relative to Other Commodities?

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Gold stocks are quite popular among hedge funds these days, and with good reason. John Paulson, who is very bullish about gold, made $5 billion by betting......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, John Kinnucan, Ray Dalio…

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Ackman Says He Will Be Patient on J.C. Penney Turnaround (Bloomberg) Pershing Square Capital Management LP’s William Ackman, the activist hedge fund......(read more)

Solar Storm Threatens the Stock Market?

Reports from NASA indicate a huge solar storm coming from the Sun. Apparently these geomagnatic flares can affect telecommunication lines, satellites,......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Klarman, Buffett, Rogers, Lampert, Ackman…

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Seth Klarman’s Margin of Safety (Frank Voisin) Seth Klarman’s classic Margin of Safety is the most concise introductory value investing book you can......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Brevan Howard, Jim Rogers, Bridgewater…

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Brevan Overtakes Paulson As World’s Top Hedge Fund (HFM Week) Brevan Howard is now the world’s top hedge fund manager by annualised net gains,......(read more)
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