Daily Archives: September 8, 2015

A look at today’s back to school “surge”

With most markets losing year to date, and with the machines having little to play with but futures on closed markets yesterday, the algos are in full ‘ping’ today.  Another day, another mindless churn to nowhere (S&P 500 shown below … Continue reading

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60 Minutes on the art and science of “mindfulness”

60 Minutes reports on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions.  Here is a direct video link.

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China slump compounding global instability

Good discussion on the global weakness overwhelming monetary policy makers… Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass discusses China, U.S. relations and the Chinese economy. Here is a direct video link.

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More on our broken markets

Other than the laughable comment that equities were fairly valued in the New Year, Cooperman’s discussion here on the farce that publicly traded markets have become is worthwhile. Here is a direct video link. And of course, Joe Saluzzi is … Continue reading

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China boom retreating despite best made plans

Another weak reading from the Chinese economy with August imports falling 13.8% in U$ terms after a 8.3% drop in July.  Of course exports fell as well, down 5.5% in August after -8.3% in July. Weak exports reflect the soft … Continue reading

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