Tag Archives: Eurozone Crisis

US Jobs data hits markets – Aussie Dollar and Euro bounce

June 4, 2012

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By Greg McKenna Stocks plunged more than 2 percent in the US on Friday as the release of a terribly low non-farm payrolls result of just 69,000 and an uptick in the unemployment rate suggest that the US recovery is faltering. The Dow has been dragged into negative territory for the year now and the […]

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Australian miracle ending, Dollar sell off not finished yet

June 1, 2012

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By Greg McKenna May was a big month for me – I made some big calls which, as we enter June I am more convinced in then even at the time I first made them. The first big call was the question of whether or not Australia might be facing a recession which I posed […]

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Sell in May – Markets have a shocker

June 1, 2012

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By Greg McKenna We saw a bit of position squaring yesterday for month end after assets like the Aussie Dollar made a fresh low for the year before rallying. Likewise in US equities the early weakness gave way to a better performance but by the end of play the pressure was unable to be withstood […]

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Markets – Time for a bounce?

May 21, 2012

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On Saturday morning I sat down and wrote the Trading week wrap over at MacroBusiness where I looked at a number of markets and what the price action and thus the technicals, mostly, suggested about the near term direction. After a week like last week I expected to have my bearish bias reinforced but by […]

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Government Cheques don’t bounce – austerity is bad for the US, UK and Australia

January 30, 2012

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Check out the chart below. It’s of the breakup of the US GDP with the last bar being the results for the 4th quarter of 2011 released Friday night. I got it out of The Atlantic on Saturday Morning and tweeted it. The reason I was so excited, well not excited really but rather whatever […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

January 23, 2012

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January 23rd 2012 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will be […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

January 16, 2012

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January 16th 2011 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

December 19, 2011

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December 19th 2011 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will be […]

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Weekend Reading – Stuff we found interesting this week

November 12, 2011

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November 12th  2011. Welcome to our weekly roundup of the stuff we read that was interesting to us and hopefully to you.   This was my favourite post for the week and comes courtesy of Credit Writedowns. It’s titled the Road to Serfdom and really puts the Euro mess and its politicians under the spotlight. […]

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Weekend Reading – Stuff we found interesting this week

November 5, 2011

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November 5th 2011. Welcome to our weekly roundup of the stuff we read that was interesting to us and hopefully to you. The links are below but first a quick thought on this week’s action in markets. But what a week it was with the uncertainty surrounding the Greek Prime  Minister’s go-no go on the […]

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