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Fake Market Thursday - OPEC, ECB and the S&P 500

Phil Davis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

No one was trading yesterday. The markets may as well have been closed based on the volume trading on the S&P's ETF (SPY) and, as you can see, the...

Are Central Banks Robbing You While the MSM Covers It Up?

Phil Davis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Up 1.25% is very impressive. Unless, of course, you look at the volume, which is what we usually get on a holiday. This is why, for the most pa...

Friday: Draghi Fever Has Traders Ignoring More Terrorism

Phil Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

170 hostages were taken at the Radisson Hotel in Mali. I know - where's Mali? Who cares? Apparently, not too many of you do because the Futures...

Tumblin' Tuesday -- Back to Bouncing (We Hope!)

Phil Davis | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

As I've noted over and over again -- it's very difficult to fix your portfolio after the fact -- which is why you need to learn to hedge your positions properly.

Will Spain, Italy and France Follow the Greek Revolt Against Austerity?

Xenia Kounalaki | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Xenia Kounalaki

ATHENS -- The strong mandate he got from the polls, has put a burden on Mr. Tsipras to fulfill the great expectations he produced. If he succeeds, the Spanish Podemos, the French Front National and Italy's Bepe Grillo could all follow suit and question Berlin's fiscal orthodoxy. The much feared domino effect set off by Greece at the outset of euro crisis in 2010 could now materialize in another way.

3 Ways Cyprus Is a 'Game Changer' for Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.

Reading Between the Lines: Why Eurozone Improvement Is Being Ignored

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Rising demand for German goods, an improving business climate and stability in Spanish housing should have given markets cause for celebration. However, after the substantial rally we've seen, and the headwinds yet to be tackled within the region, caution has crept back into markets.

European Central Bank Tackles Crisis Head On With New Program

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Draghi says ECB council agreed on bond-buying * Will remove any doubt about irreversibility of euro * No limit set on ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

New European Treaty Won't Solve Immediate Crisis | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

The agreement European leaders reached Thursday night was taken by some as a sign that the eurozone would avoid breakup. Not so fast. Economists, poli...

The EU 'Rescue Fund' -- Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

There is still much to be decided before EU leaders can claim to have provided a comprehensive and credible plan to end the sovereign debt crisis.