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US Equity Market Review For April 6-10; Are We Doomed to Weaker Growth, Edition

     This recovery continues to confound analysts.  Time and again it seems some extraneous episode negatively impacts GDP growth right as the economy is about to take off.  The Washington shutdown was the first such shock, followed by consecutive years of exceedingly harsh winter weather.  The strong dollar and weaker overseas economies are contributing to the current 1Q15 malaise.  And underlying all these one-off situations is the fundamentally different nature of this recovery.  Instead of a slowdown caused by the Federal Reserve raising i

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US Dollar Up, US Treasuries Flat

US Dollar Up, US Treasuries Flat US Dollar (.DXY) rose for the 5th session running .DXY rose 0.28% to 99.44 on weaker European economic data EUR/USD fell 0.690% to 1.0588 French industrial production beat expectations, remaining unchanged m/m in February Vs expectations for a decline of 0.1% and a 0.3% gain in January Spanish industrial production […]

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International Economic Week in Review: Increasing Caution, Edition

     The divergent paths of various central banks continues dominating news reporting and analysis.  Analysts still expect the US to raise rates first, although the latest employment numbers and still low inflation rate gives the Fed ample maneuvering room.  While the UK’s economic situation is very similar to the US’, the BOE is instead firmly committed to a neutral stance.  In contrast is the EU, which is just beginning their QE experiment.

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