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Economics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Fed’s New Labor-Market Measure / Economics / Employment

By: Frank_Shostak

Economists at the Federal Reserve have devised a new indicator, which they hold will enable US central bank policymakers to get better information regarding the state of the labor market. The metric is labeled as the Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI).

Note that one of the key data points Fed policymakers are paying attention to is the labor market. The state of this market dictates the type of monetary policy that is going to be implemented.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How Will We Know That the Gold & Silver Price Bottom Is In? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: P_Radomski_CFA

Briefly: In our opinion speculative long positions (half) in gold, silver and mining stocks are justified from the risk/reward perspective.

Yesterday, gold closed higher than it did in the previous several weeks, which seems like a very bullish development for the entire precious metals market until one realizes that miners are still close to their most recent lows.

In short, in our opinion, the answer to the title question is that miners could rally some more in the short term, but we don’t expect the rally to be significant. We expect to see significant rallies after the final bottom is reached (in a few weeks – months), but not before that – at least not based on the information that we have available today. Furthermore, it seems that the next local top will be reached shortly, but that it’s not in just yet.

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Currencies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bitcoin Price Goes Up and Down / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Mike_McAra

In short: no speculative positions.

Coinbase’s co-founder Brian Armstrong has highlighted the difficulties in convincing the banks to work with Bitcoin businesses in a conversation with the Telegraph, we read on the paper’s website:

Originally launched in the US, it [Coinbase] recently announced that it had secured banking and regulatory approval to launch in Europe, opening its services up to 18 new markets. But the UK was not among them.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is Gold as Dead as Florida Hurricanes? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Don_Miller

It’s been over 3,280 days since a hurricane hit Florida. As hurricane season comes to a close next month, only Mother Nature knows how long the streak will last.

Like many Floridians, my wife and I stayed home and rode out a hurricane—once! We’d built a home on Perdido Key, a barrier island west of Pensacola. It was engineered to withstand 150-plus mph winds, and it was a beautiful home with a master bedroom spanning the entire third floor, looking out across the Gulf of Mexico.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stock Market Probable Pop-n-Drop / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

The SPX Premarket was “saved” once more by central bank intervention as it threatened to break its upward momentum at the 200-day Moving Average.

It is currently resting just beneath its Daily mid-Cycle resistance at 1915.31. That is likely to be the final resistance to this retracement since it is just beneath the 50% Fibonacci retracement level at 1919.96.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

First Swiss Gold Poll Shows Pro-Gold Side In Lead At 45% / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: GoldCore

The first poll of how the Swiss people will vote in the “Save Our Swiss Gold” initiative on November 30th shows that the Swiss are leaning towards voting for the pro-gold initiative. 

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Economics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Similarities Between Germany and China / Economics / GeoPolitics

By: STRATFOR

I returned last weekend from a monthlong trip to both East Asia and Europe. I discovered three things: First, the Europeans were obsessed with Germany and concerned about Russia. Second, the Asians were obsessed with China and concerned about Japan. Third, visiting seven countries from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 29 days brings you to a unique state of consciousness, in which the only color is gray and knowing the number of your hotel room in your current city, as opposed to the one two cities ago, is an achievement.

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Currencies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Goodbye War On Drugs, Hello Libertarian Utopia. Bitcoin The Future of Money? / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: John_Rubino

Now that bitcoin has subsided from speculative bubble to functioning currency (see the price chart below), it’s safe for non-speculators to explore the whole “cryptocurrency” thing. So…is bitcoin or one of its growing list of competitors a useful addition to the average person’s array of bank accounts and credit cards — or is it a replacement for most of those things? And how does one make this transition?

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The REAL Reason Why the Stock Market Turned Down / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: EWI

The rout in stocks is no "jinx"

In case you've been roving Mars for the past month, you've missed quite a fiasco from the world's leading stock market:

"Since it topped out last month, the Dow has suffered eight triple digit losses� Add it all up, and the Dow has slid about 7.5% percent from its peak, the biggest retreat in more than two years. It also means the Dow has now given back all of its gains for the year -- and then some." (Daily Finance Oct. 15)

Now, according to the mainstream experts, there are 3 key causes for the market's sell-off:

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Companies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Petrobras is a 'Scheme, Not a Stock' / Companies / Oil Companies

By: Bloomberg

Jim Chanos spoke with Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle from the Robin Hood Investor's Conference in New York today. Chanos described Petrobras as a "scheme," saying that optimism it will benefit if Dilma Rousseff is voted out of office is unfounded: "Every time Dilma's poll numbers go up, Petrobras's stock goes down...Even if Neves wins, it doesn't change the economics" at Petrobras.

STEPHANIE RUHLE, BLOOMBERG: Jim, we will get to talk about China, but you just left the stage. You have been followed out here by attendees talking about your big idea, Petrobras. Talk to us.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stock Market Continues Counter Trend On Cue... / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: Jack_Steiman

I thought that we would move higher off the 10% move lower on the S&P 500, with a retrace to around the gap at 1928, or thereabouts. There, of course, can be no exact number, but my feeling was we'd get to 1928, or so, and, thus far, we're making our way up there nicely, but not easily. It shouldn't be easy, and it's not, but, thus far, it is playing out as expected. Of course, we could go somewhat higher or lower than my target. It's just that you have the confluence of gap, moving average, and a 50% retrace, all coming together at that approximate level. When a market wants to do something, it's very hard to deny it. For instance, there was absolutely terrible news from market and economic leader International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

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Economics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Death Rattle of Europe’s Statist Dream / Economics / Euro-Zone

By: Rick_Ackerman

Europe’s all-too-predictable relapse into recession is gathering force, threatening not only the pipe dream of economic and political unity, but eroding grandiose illusions that have helped prop up the world’s financial house of cards. The unwillingness of France in particular to play by the EU’s — i.e.,  Germany’s — rules appears to have doomed the EU dream. The idea of a borderless Europe bound by a common currency and a shared desire to forever banish war from the Continent was a lofty one, but it was mired from the start in deeply rooted political animosities, grass-roots skepticism and bureaucratic overreach. Now these problems, along with a great many others, have turned the EU project into a Tower of Babel. A million pages of meticulously codified EU rules might as well have been written in cuneiform, so inscrutable and arcane have they become.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, October 20, 2014

Investors Quit Complaining, The Environment is Perfect Right Now / Stock-Markets / US Economy

By: DailyWealth

Steve Sjuggerud writes: Man, I'm tired of the complaining in the last few weeks...

Everyone is worried the U.S. economy is weak... and that stocks therefore have to fall. Everyone sees the recent volatility in the markets as proof of this.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stocks Bear Market Indicator Is Off the Mark / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: Money_Morning

Michael E. Lewitt writes: nvestors are taught that bear markets can't occur unless the Treasury yield curve inverts – that is, unless short-term interest rates are higher than long-term interest rates.

And that can only happen if the Federal Reserve raises the Federal Funds rate, which is the short-term rate that the Fed controls.

But that measure may be off the mark this time, and here's why…

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Stock-Markets

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stock Market Ideal Turning Point is at Hand / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

SPX appears to be letting the clock run out on the rally today. The 200-day Moving Average is the likely target, but there are no assurances that it will get there. I drew the dotted line across the supports and resistance points at 1906.36 to show the natural stopping place for the right shoulder.

Today seems like a snoozer, but the reversal may be a real wake up call. Those who stepped aside from the market may wish to go short again before the close.

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