Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bond Manipulation

The Fed is again going out of its way to stick its nose in the markets once again.  Prior to all the QE (Quantitative easing) the Fed held about $700 Billion in treasury instruments.  QE 1 infused $1.2 Trillion more, … Continue reading

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Weathering Heights

Markets are approaching highs again.  The major indexes are within a handful of points of hitting the highs of the year.  Apple hit all time highs again putting its market cap over $600B. But there is no major news driving … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Olympics

Last night were the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.  The strange pageantry that started the games, concluded the games.  I’m still a bit haunted by the giant baby in the opening ceremonies. During the time of the Olympics, … Continue reading

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Better jobs numbers

Better jobs numbers Earlier this week, listening to the talking heads on TV, you would have thought the world was coming to an end.  Then Friday hits with the employment numbers and jobs report.  The unemployment number was up 0.1% … Continue reading

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