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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 30th April in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Repo Market Signals a Declining Demand for Funds

on Apr 30, 2012 10:00 am by Howard L. Simons

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL If, as the late Jacqueline Susann wrote, once is not enough, and, as the even more late James M. Cain established, the postman always rings twice, does this mean Ben Bernanke will write a steamy tell-all entitled "To Ease in Threes" following the long-anticipated but yet-to-be-consummated introduction of QE3? I hope not, but then again I did not imagine on a... Read More


Why Stocks This May Will Be A-OK

on Apr 30, 2012 9:25 am by Conor Sen

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL It's April 30, which means one thing - prepare to get overwhelmed with "Sell in May and go away" during every downtick over the next 31 days. And here's why - May through September performance of the S&P 500 going back to 1998 has been lousy. Why fight this? Looking at that table, in 1998 we had the worsening Russia/long-term capital... Read More


US Dollar Index on the Verge of a Breakdown

on Apr 30, 2012 9:10 am by J. W. Jones

Recently I have been advising members of my service to be cautious as the market appears to be at a major crossroads. The US Dollar Index is on the verge of a major breakdown. If a breakdown occurs, it will be clear that the Federal Reserve has officially stopped any potential rise in the US dollar. Over the past few months, the dollar has been producing a series of higher highs and higher lows; h... Read More


Pre-Market Primer: US Income and Spending Rise, Spain Falls Further

on Apr 30, 2012 9:10 am by Vincent Trivett

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Equities futures are down today after reports that US consumer spending increased in March, but trailed gains in personal income. Personal income in the US increased by 0.4% on a monthly basis in March, slightly more than economists expected. Spending rose 0.3%, slightly less than anticipated. Dow (^DJI) futures fell 0.15% to 13,144.00. S&P 500 (SPY) futures declined 0.... Read More


The Escalating War on Transnationalism

on Apr 30, 2012 11:20 am by Peter Atwater

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Charles Duhigg is on a roll. In January, the New York Times reporter wrote a lead article on how Apple's (AAPL) global sourcing strategy benefitted Chinese workers at the expense of American jobs. On Sunday his lead story focused on Apple's complex tax planning, and how its use of various strategies and legal entities, not just around the globe, but also here... Read More


Which Pulp Producer Is Out of the Woods?

on Apr 30, 2012 10:40 am by MoneyShow.com

Mercer International (MERC) is the leading global producer of northern bleached softwood kraft (or NBSK) pulp. Kraft pulp, which is derived from wood fibers such as wood chips and pulp logs, is used to make paper, tissues, and other paper-based products. Mercer International operates two NBSK pulp mills in Germany and one in British Columbia, with collective annual production capacity of 1.... Read More


Interview With Dufour Capital

on Apr 30, 2012 11:20 am by Andrew Nyquist

In late 2011, I was fortunate to connect with Sascha Freimueller and Ryan Held, two very bright, experienced industry professionals that were in the process of founding their own hedge fund, now known as Dufour Capital. As you can imagine, I jumped at the opportunity to further educate readers (and myself) by way of interviewing them. And as you'll see in the interview below, the... Read More


Today in Tech: Apple and Google in the Dow?!

on Apr 30, 2012 3:40 pm by Vincent Trivett

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The cover story in this week's Barron's, titled Shake Up the Dow!, argued that the fin-de-siecle era index could include the likes of Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL). It is worth arguing that these companies offer better reflections of the business climate than Bank of America (BAC), Alcoa (AA), or Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). The problem is that the Dow Jones Industri... Read More


Best of the Blogs: China's Real-Name Regulations Still a Threat, Warns Sina

on Apr 30, 2012 11:05 am by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Use our comments section to post your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written. Wall Street Journal: China Real Time Report Link: Microblogs Survive Real-Name Rules-So Far Article Comments "The dead... Read More


Can the US Economy Recover Without a Housing Recovery?

on Apr 30, 2012 1:55 pm by Wayne Ferbert

Can the US economy recover without a recovery in housing? The answer is yes -- and you are just going to have to be willing to accept that the value of your home today is much closer to its true value than, say, the value of it in June 2006. Economists like to debate whether a US economic recovery can occur in the face of continued pressure on the housing market. Most economists point to past r... Read More


How Much More Downside Will We See in Risk Assets Before We Get a More Tradable Bounce?

on Apr 30, 2012 2:00 pm by Tim Thielen

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Technicians use a variety of indicators to analyze the various asset classes. I, for one, use several proprietary indicators to give me directional clues for stocks. However, when bearish messages are being sent in unison from the biggest markets in the world - the currency and fixed income markets - they jump to the top of the list in terms of priority... Read More


Pfizer, Gilead Sciences, Arena Pharmaceuticals Face Big Dates in May

on Apr 30, 2012 2:05 pm by Brett Chase

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Pfizer (PFE) faces three important dates in May related to possible Food and Drug Administration approvals. Elsewhere, Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) takes its next step as it tries to become the first company in more than a decade to win US approval for a new diet pill in the US. And investors in cancer-drug developers will pore over scientific study data to be released mid-mon... Read More


5 ETNs You Don't Need

on Apr 30, 2012 3:10 pm by Benzinga.com

In the days following the now infamous VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (TVIX) debacle, some old facts were brought back to light -- those facts being the critical differences between ETFs and exchange traded notes, or ETNs, that investors need to be aware of. Remember: Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) are bond instruments, not funds; although ETNs pay no interest the way a corporate... Read More


Best of the Blogs, Emerging Markets: Why Is the Android the Top-Selling Smartphone in the World?

on Apr 30, 2012 5:00 pm by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary on emerging markets from around the Web. The Next Web Link: Android Now Accounts For Half of All Smartphones Sold in Southeast Asia "Android has propelled Samsung to the top of global smartphone (and overall mobile) sales and the operating system is flourish... Read More


The Lead Lag Report: Markets Remain Hesitant

on Apr 30, 2012 3:55 pm by Michael A. Gayed

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. -- George S. Patton Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpretation of what underlying market dynamics may be signaling about the future direction of risk-taking by investors. The below ch... Read More


CEOs of Public Companies Are Paid Peanuts Compared to Hedge Fund Managers

on Apr 30, 2013 12:05 pm by Sterling Wong

It's that time of the year when executive compensation comes under heavy scrutiny as public companies release details on 2012 CEO pay packages and shareholders vote on them at annual meetings. Some of the best-paid CEOs of 2012 include Oracle's (NASDAQ:ORCL) founding CEO Larry Ellison, who received a $96.2 million package; Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ:ATVI) Robert Kotick... Read More


Peter Atwater: The Punishment Fits the Time

on Apr 30, 2014 3:08 pm by Peter Atwater

The hammer came down yesterday on Donald Sterling. Fined $2.5 million, the NBA will now seek to oust him as an owner. Separately, this morning the Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department is planning to file criminal charges against France's BNP Paribas SA for doing business with sanctioned countries. Prosecutors want to show that no bank is "too big to indict." Meanwhile, Tw... Read More
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