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April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

Anatomy of a Market Lie: CNBC Misreads the Fed and Helps Out Short Sellers

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Despite Yellen's evident caution and discomfort in expressing any specific quantitative definition of "considerable period," the stock and bond markets chose to take Yellen ultra-literally about the six months and turned suddenly and violently downward.

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

What's The Going Rate For a Lost Tooth Nowadays?

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting...

Mario Draghi Covers The Rolling Stones' Greatest Hit

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Terry Connelly

American observers need to get used to how the Eurozone countries negotiate with each other -- with such a loose and ill-structured currency union, they have to use the only tools at their disposal.

The Euro Gets a New "Transmission" From Super Mario

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Terry Connelly

In their view, the ECB has no treaty-based mandate to print money or undertake "quantitative easing" in this way. If that is the case, however, then the euro is a suicide pact, powerless to defend itself against its own demise.

A Very Consequential Couple of Weeks

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Forget the Wisconsin recall. We are into the last two weeks of June with a calendar loaded with answers to questions that will determine the course of the rest of this year, economically and politically.

Is Merkel the Herman Cain of the Eurozone: NEIN - NEIN - NEIN? (And Why It Matters to the U.S.)

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Terry Connelly

Sometimes it seems that the chancellor would rather go down in history as the German who sank the euro rather than appear to be following a made-in-America idea.

Top 10 Reasons Why Facebook's IPO Went Badly

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Terry Connelly

Were they listening to their own stock analysts and sales forces? Or, were they just getting greedy knowing that retail investors did not know what they knew?

A Quick Word on JP Morgan's "Hedge Gone Wrong" -- Was It a Euro Election Bet?

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Terry Connelly

The timing of JP Morgan's trading moves leads to the obvious question -- whether the London-based traders who happened to run the desk at Morgan London were making a bet on the outcomes of the French and Greek elections themselves.

Supreme Court to Obamacare: Drop Dead?

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

The Supreme Court's conservative majority seems to be caught up in what we might call the "broccoli patch."