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Euro Recovery Continues, Posts New Six Week High; Other Currencies Mixed

Growing confidence that Le Pen will not be the next president of France following the televised debate for which two polls showed Macron doing best has lifted the euro and reduced the French interest rate...

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Foreign Investors Pile into US Commercial Real Estate Bubble

Overall office sales in 2016 fell 7% from 2015, to $140.5 billion, according to JLL research cited by CommercialCafé, a sister company Yardi Matrix. And leasing activity was hampered by office tenants that were “reluctant to...

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The Resilience of Globalization and the US Dollar

The conventional narrative is that in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, the economic and political elites in Europe and America are in dispute. They simply not delivered the goods, namely a rising living...

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Indian Stocks: Invest in “Quality” but….

While globally the trend is clearly in favour of ETF’s or passive investing, emerging markets like India still offers plenty of scope for stock selection and active management. Investors can take a cue from bellwether...

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“Seriously Delinquent” Auto Loans Surge

The New York Fed, in its Household Debt and Credit Report for the fourth quarter 2016, put it this way today: “Household debt increases substantially, approaching previous peak.” It jumped by $226 billion in the...

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India’s cash move nearly wipes out Tata Motors profits

Indian automotive giant Tata Motors has seen its business suffer as a consequence of the government’s recent decision to bar high-value bank notes. The company’s profits for the past quarter took a drastic dip. Tata...

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Greece and the Return of the Repressed

Freud warned that unresolved psychological conflicts might be repressed but they keep returning. So too with Greece’s debt problems. A new crisis is at hand. Investor nervousness is evident in the surge in the two-year...

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Trump is Right About Yen

The Trump administration seems to be stepping up the pressure on the Japanese yen, accusing Japan of manipulating the exchange rate to its advantage. In our view, the accusation is essentially valid. Japanese policy makers...

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Trade is Trump’s Centerpiece

Investors are anxiously awaiting more details on the new US Administration’s economic policies and priorities. Part of the challenge is that the cabinet represents a wide range of views and it is not clear where...

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The Dollar, “the Most Crowded Trade,” Gets Less Crowded

On Tuesday, the dollar fell 1.25% against the basket of currencies in the Dollar Index. The index is down 3% since its peak at the end of 2016. US companies that report in dollars but...

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Saudi Arabia Cut More than Commitment, Lifts Prices

Oil prices rallied yesterday following the EIA weekly data and are up further today. Despite the rise in US inventories (4.1 mln barrels) more than four times greater than expected, participants focused on other details....

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Get Ready for China’s Hot New Export Product: Inflation

China’s producer prices – which measure what is sometimes called “inflation at the factory” – soared 5.5% in December, from a year ago. This was far hotter than economists had expected, though they’d expected a...