MarketUpdate 121012

MARKET UPDATE: EARNINGS DON’T DISAPPOINT

  Today is the first day of rollover for equities where we see the September contract take the place of…

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Monday Outlook: FOMC and Jobs

  This week promises to be one of the pivotal ones. With an FOMC meeting beginning Wednesday and non-farm payrolls…

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BlackRock Strategist: Correction Not Far Away

  Russ Koesterich, the chief investment strategist at BlackRock, predicted that the equities market could get nasty and a correction…

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: A LOOK AT FOOD INFLATION

  As the Fed looks to inflation as a major indicator on when to raise the target federal funds rate,…

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Food Price Inflation and El Nino

Food price inflation is increasing sharply in the U.S.  Only last December, food prices were just 1.05 percent higher than…

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Race to CME Globe: Mo Martin Wins With Accuracy

  Melissa (Mo) Martin arrived at Royal Birkdale for the Ricoh Women’s British Open ranked 99th in the world having…

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Monday Outlook: Yellen Testifies

  Though it may not produce any concrete answers about the Fed’s future plans, Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress this…

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India’s New Government Puts the Rupee in Focus

Markets are rallying in anticipation that India is ready to embrace serious economic and financial reform. The landslide victory of…

China Steel

The Great Rebalancing of China’s Steel Market

As China’s economy continues its weak start to 2014, the metals industry has been bearing the brunt of the correction. …

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: U.S. OIL BOOM

  In a relatively slow week for major economic reports, it might be a physical commodity that will take center…

World Cup

Will the World Cup Boost Brazil’s Economy?

Every four years, the world’s football association or FIFA, as the Switzerland-based governing body is more commonly known, converges for…

Leo Melamed Japan Visit

Melamed Returns to Japan to Pay Tribute to “Japan’s Schindler”

  We’ve covered before the seminal story of financial futures markets, and how Leo Melamed — with the endorsement of…