Archive | September, 2008

September 8, 2008

Global Market Comments for September 8, 2008 1) Hank Paulson promised a bazooka and delivered a pea shooter. The Treasury used the Bear model once again, making Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) bond holders whole, while wiping out the equity owners. Trillions of dollars in debt, largely owned by China, Japan, Russia and […]

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September 5, 2008

Global Market Comments for September 5, 2008 1) The August unemployment rate rocketed from 5.7% to 6.1%, a five year high. The monthly non farm payroll rose an unexpected 84,000. Traders were out there from the get go, selling stocks with both hands, taking the Dow down 150 points. Bond yields are flirting with all […]

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September 4, 2008

Global Market Comments for September 4, 2008 1) Today the global recession came home to roost, knocking stocks down 350 points. If shares can't go up on a $43 drop in crude, then they can only go down. Bond yields soared, taking the ten year to 3.60%, giving you a real return of negative -1.00%. […]

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September 3, 2008

Global Market Comments for September 3, 2008 1) The dollar spiked up to the $1.43 handle against the euro as billions poured out of the soon to be lower yielding euro and pound and into the soon to be higher yielding greenback. Since we have had no significant pull backs from the major break of […]

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September 2, 2008

Global Market Comments for September 2, 2008 1) Hurricane Gustav pulled its punch, so crude (USO) crashed $13 from the Friday high to the $105 handle. The market was discounting another Katrina and got a damp squib instead. Natural gas (NG) collapsed 74 cents to $7.20. They don't call this contract the widow maker for […]

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