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Great Graphic: The Rent is too Damm High

March 31, 2012
Quick great graphic from my webmaster, who is still in California drinking wine and watching baseball.


Also stay tuned because in honor of the campaign we will be introducing our new political series next week. Think this:

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Position Adjustments in the Currency Futures and More

March 31, 2012
Initial post and a a typo regarding the net long Australian dollar futures position.  It has been corrected here.  

Most observers who look at the weekly Commitment of Traders report in the currency futures market focus on the net non-commercial or speculative positioning.  The speculative positions rather than the commercial positions are studied…
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Scandi Update

March 30, 2012
The Norwegian krone and Swedish krona are the strongest major currencies today, appreciating about 0.85% and 0.6% respectively. While the fundamental justification of the more modest gains in the other major foreign currencies may be more elusive, in the Scandi's case, fundamental developments are supportive.
Sweden reported stronger business…
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Dollar Under Pressure at Month End

March 30, 2012
The US dollar is finishing the week, month and quarter on the defensive. The euro appears poised to challenge the $1.34 area that capped it earlier in the week, while sterling is trading above $1.60 for the first time since last November. Demand from short-term players as well as asset managers. Sterling has been particularly resilient over the p…
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Dutch Update: Problem Unresolved, Pressure Mounts

March 29, 2012
The Dutch government nearly collapsed yesterday as efforts to find more savings to reach its deficit targets is causing near unbearable strains on the fragile coalition. However, highly secretive negotiations are resuming today as there is little alternative shy of new elections.
Recall the sequence of events. A key government agency warned of a b…
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