Archive | July, 2008

July 10, 2008

Global Market Comments for July 10, 2008 1) Walmart reported better than expected earnings as the rebate checks worked their way through the system, taking the stock market up 150. Also helping was Dow Chemical's (DOW) takeover of Rohm & Haas (ROH) for $15 billion, a massive 73% premium. 2) Lehman Brothers (LEH) continued its […]

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July 9, 2008

Global Market Comments for July 9, 2008 1) Iran fired nine medium and long range missiles and crude did nothing. That says a lot. Last week this would have taken crude to $150. What a difference a week makes! Oil is now enjoying what economist call 'perverse elasticity'. The higher the price goes, the more […]

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July 8, 2008

Global Market Comments for July 8, 2008 1) Crude fell another $6 to $135, taking it down $10 in two days. The sell off spread across the entire commodities sector, taking corn -8%, soybeans -8%, wheat -7%, and copper -4%. All frothy, market top type price action. Producing stocks, like Mosaic and US Steel, fell […]

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July 7, 2008

Global Market Comments for July 7, 2008 1) Crude fell $5.50 to $139.50 and the stock market fell. A great example of  heightened fears amplified by summer illiquidity where things don't make sense. Oil is now the holy grail of trading. The trader who calls the top on this one will make his year, decade, […]

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