Weighing the Week Ahead: More Clarity from the Market Message?

Do you have an opinion about stocks or bonds or foreign exchange? If so, it is easy to find a market message that will support (or contradict) your viewpoint. The “message” of the market has rarely been this confused. With plenty of important news and data this week, the theme will be: Can we find […]

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Three Great Interviews

In the flood of news, it is easy to miss the very best stories.  In my regular Weighing the Week Ahead series I include plenty of links to great sources.  Sometimes there are other items that deserve special attention.  This weekend I recommend that you settle back with some popcorn and enjoy these three videos. […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Hopes Too High for Jackson Hole?

After weeks of anticipation, we may get the answer to a key question: Will the Fed launch another round of Quantitative Easing? Since the decision for QE II is linked to Fed Chair Bernanke's 2010 speech to the annual Economic Symposium at Jackson Hole, some expect a similar outcome this time.  There is obvious confusion. […]

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Bernanke to Savers: We don’t owe you a living

While we wait for tomorrow's employment report, there was another big story today — the Fed treatment of savers.  Fed Chair Bernanke testified before the House Budget Committee, responding to some illuminating questions from Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R. WI).  Joe Weisenthal, who is usually on the track of the biggest story, anticipated this one […]

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