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September 04, 2015 Posted by
The highly anticipated U.S. jobs reports was released today with mixed results.  The headline number (new payrolls) was a bit lower than expected, adding 173K jobs in August vs. the anticipated 220K, but July was revised higher, hourly earnings advanced, and the much publicized unemployment rate is now at a 7-year low @ 5.1%.
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September 03, 2015 Posted by
Global equities continue to recover off the recent lows as Chinese markets were closed and European stocks rallied after ECB President Draghi’s comments related to rates (no change) and adding to its QE program to promote growth in the Euroland region.  The USD is stronger across the board via positive headline news, the absence of China-related concerns, and tomorrow’s U.S. jobs report for August.
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September 02, 2015 Posted by
The global selloff in equities has let up today, with U.S. equities halting a two-day rout and China’s stock market now closed for the week.  In response of the turnaround, U.S. treasury yields are higher and the USD is also firmer across the board.
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September 01, 2015 Posted by
The new month begins with more volatility via global manufacturing reports, all pointing to lower output and a possible global slowdown.  O/n equities all traded lower starting in Asia following China posted their PMI report for August falling below the key 50.0 level (3yr low).  European stocks followed lower after posting their own weakening PMI report, followed by the U.S. opening quickly lower (nearly 2 percent) via lower manufacturing reports in the U.S.
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August 31, 2015 Posted by
The week opens with elevated opinions surrounding the Fed’s possible rate hike at their next meeting on 9/17.  Last week’s Jackson Hole symposium attended by the world’s leading central bankers added to the speculation surrounding the Fed’s next move.
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August 28, 2015 Posted by
The hectic week closes relatively quiet with the USD holding up vs. the majors via an economic report in the U.S. showing the consumer in July continues to be resilient/strong and corresponding incomes remain healthy, both adding to speculation the economy will remain strong despite China’s current slowdown.
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August 24, 2015 Posted by
The week opens with a new wave of selling in global markets as the rout in all but only the safest assets has deepened.  At the open this morning, U.S. stocks joined the selloffs in Europe and Asia, but later the S&P Index pared the worst of its losses by more than half as investors assess whether the current selling has gone too far, too fast.
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August 24, 2015 Posted by
The week opens with a new wave of selling in global markets as the rout in all but only the safest assets has deepened.  At the open this morning, U.S. stocks joined the selloffs in Europe and Asia, but later the S&P Index pared the worst of its losses by more than half as investors assess whether the current selling has gone too far, too fast.
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