Category Archives: Economics – Trading – and Money

Topics related to money, trading, and markets, but NOT including my weekly market commentary found under Wall Street Week.

ARM – Arm Holdings Takeover and Open CPUs

Softbank buys Arm Holdings for a 47%-ish premium. So who’s Softbank? And what does this mean to CPU chips for all sorts of gizmos like the Raspberry Pi? Continue reading

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Italy – Non-Performing Loans headed for 20% – Yikes!

The Italian banks are in horrid condition, and prospects for any way to fix it are very dim. There is a high risk the Italian Government would fall, or the EU would break up, on any significant action; and no action means a different path to failure. Continue reading

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Swinging EU, Trending SPY, Trading Days

The exit from the news driven event BrExit trade Continue reading

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German Cat Herding in BrExit

Reading German Tea Leaves when Britain leaves… it ain’t easy… Continue reading

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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide files Bankruptcy Ch.11

Quantum Fuels QTWW files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Continue reading

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“Europe” and the United Kingdom in Context

A short look at a shorted market, and a comparison of British stocks to the Eurozone. Continue reading

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BREXIT – Market Hype and FUD

The British Pound and Euro do not look particularly out of line with past trading. The DAX and FTSE both are nearer historical highs than lows. Where’s the need to panic? Continue reading

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