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Bill Gross: Start shouting “New Normal”
07/01/2010 – 2:06 am PDT | Comments Off

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-CIO of PIMCO, is to my mind one of the shrewdest money men around. His monthly newsletter, this month entitled “Alphabet Soup”, therefore always makes for thought-provoking reading.
Here are the first …

China increases the flexibility of the renminbi
07/01/2010 – 2:00 am PDT | Comments Off

The paragraphs below come courtesy of Mark Mobius, emerging markets guru and executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management.
For approximately two years, China has effectively pegged the value of its currency, the renminbi, to the value …

Ferguson, Roubini vs. Krugman: Slowdown or depression for the U.S.?
07/01/2010 – 1:54 am PDT | Comments Off

This post is a guest contribution by Dian Chu, market analyst, trader and author of the Economic Forecasts and Opinions blog.
Paul Krugman, a strong supporter of fiat money, is obviously having major distress over the G20 push …

Rand feast or famine in 2010–2013
07/01/2010 – 1:54 am PDT | Comments Off

By Cees Bruggemans, Chief Economist of FNB.
After gaining 22% on real trade-weighted this past year, from undervalued to overvalued, the Rand is not going to stand still during 2010-2013.
But what will it be, feast or …

Technical Talk: S&P 500 hovering above key support
06/29/2010 – 3:00 am PDT | Comments Off

The comments below were provided by Kevin Lane of Fusion IQ.
Stocks closed last week on a modest positive note as the S&P 500 finished with its first positive close after four straight losing sessions. …

Don Coxe – Investment recommendations (June 2010)
06/29/2010 – 3:00 am PDT | Comments Off

The June edition of Donald Coxe’s Basic Points research report (subtitled “Summer’s Storms and Norms”) has just been published. His investment recommendations, as summarized in this document, are listed in the paragraphs below, but I …

Global economy – expanding close to potential
06/29/2010 – 3:00 am PDT | Comments Off

“Global business confidence held firm at the end of June, consistent with a global economy that is expanding at close to its potential. Sentiment has remained more or less unchanged since mid-April, suggesting that the …

50 Fun Stats about the U.S.
06/29/2010 – 3:00 am PDT | Comments Off

Below are 50 revealing statistics about the U.S. economy, courtesy of (via Casey’s Daily Dispatch). As the author said, some of the stats are “almost too crazy to believe”.
#50) In 2010 the U.S. government …

Global growth debate impacts South Africa
06/29/2010 – 2:30 am PDT | Comments Off

By Cees Bruggemans, Chief Economist of FNB.
After the global growth collapse of 4Q2008, also badly hitting South African exports and domestic order decisions, the 2009 growth rebound was V-shaped.
Not only did the whole world act …

I’m back from the World Cup
06/28/2010 – 1:18 am PDT | Comments Off

I am finally back in the office after having followed the Slovenian soccer team around South Africa for their 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign. I did this in my capacity as Honorary Consul of Slovenia, …