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As Inflation Fears Fade, Deflation Moves Front and Center

As the Federal Reserve winds down its massive bond-buying program, the widely predicted after effects — rising interest rates and inflation — have thus far failed to materialize. The yield on the bond market’s bellwether 10-year Treasury note, which started 2014 at 3.03%, had fallen to 2.33% as of October 29.1 Similarly, inflation, as measured […]

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Maria Bartiromo’s Investor Brief – May 15 – 2011

Link to website and video http://mariaswallstreet.cnbc.com/video/InvestorBrief/2011/05/16/?sid=LR4186&cp=CNAB&ct=20110516&cc=eletter&en=3978699 Last month’s existing home sales report showed a 3.7% increase in March. That was short of expectations but at least moving in the right direction. Home affordability remains near its all-time high, but tepid job growth, hesitant buyers and credit constraints continue to weigh on the sector. We’ll get […]

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Maria Bartiromo’s Investor Brief – Explanation of S&P US Downgrade 4/27/11

The Week on the Street http://mariaswallstreet.cnbc.com/video/InvestorBrief/2011/04/25/?sid=LR4168&cp=CNAB&ct=20110425&cc=eletter&en=3978699 Talking numbers – S&P Explains Negative Outlook David Wyss, Standard & Poor’s chief economist, shares the reasons for S&P’s negative outlook and what the country needs to do to regain its financial footing. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000017346  Oil and Inflation Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, Albert Niemi, of Cox School of Business, […]

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5 Stock Market Changers to Watch This Week – April 17 – 2011

Housing Starts: The housing market still can’t get out of gear. Housing starts took a steep fall in February from the previous month, hitting the lowest level of new starts since April 2009. Both single-family and multifamily construction took significant hits. March data come out Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Building Permits: Housing permits remain at […]

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5 Stock Market Changers to Watch This Week – April 3, 2011

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: In another sign of economic recovery and improvement in the labor market, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index in February reached its highest level since August 2005. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector increased in February for the 15th consecutive month. Data for March come out Tuesday at 10 a.m. FOMC Minutes: There’s been […]

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