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.

1.1% “Growth” isn’t…

When is 1.1% economic “growth” not economic growth? When you remove government and inflation from the numbers… Continue reading

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Not Liking This SPY S&P 500 vs GLD Gold Chart

The 2 year daily tick mark chart of SPY S&P 500 fund, vs gold GLD and the long term bonds TLT fund, is not very pretty. In fact, I find it creepy. Continue reading

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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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