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Emerging Market Preview for the Week Ahead

August 12, 2013
(from my colleague Ilan Solot)
Chile central bank meets Tuesday and the market is split between no change or a 25 bp cut to 4.75%. If they cut, this would be the first cut since January 2012. Exports have started to recover, but IP is still contracting and growth remains sluggish at around 4% y/y in both Q1 and Q2. Retail sales have also starte…
Emerging Market Preview for the Week Ahead Emerging Market Preview for the Week Ahead Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 12, 2013 Rating: 5
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Dollar Starts New Week on Positive Note

August 12, 2013
The US dollar is trading higher across the board as the North American session is about to begin.  The news stream is light and the main feature has been the disappointing Japanese Q2 GDP.  Both the yen and Nikkei weakened in response.  After soft closes before the weekend, there has been some follow through selling of the euro and sterling, leav…
Dollar Starts New Week on Positive Note Dollar Starts New Week on Positive Note Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 12, 2013 Rating: 5
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New Week, Same Drivers

August 11, 2013
We continue to identify four main macro issues shaping the investment climate: The tapering anticipation in the US; the stabilization of the Chinese economy; a cyclical recovery in Europe; and the long awaited Japanese purchases of foreign bonds.  
Last week' news, and the anticipated data stream this week, are expected to either reinforce th…
New Week, Same Drivers New Week, Same Drivers Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 11, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Cannabis Use

August 11, 2013
This Great Graphic was posted by the Economist and it draws primarily on UN data.  Click here to access the interactive features.   It shows the percentage of the population aged 15-64 that admit to smoking cannabis in the past 12-months.  
The herb is most popular in New Zealand and Italy.  The United States ranks fourth.   
A couple of states h…
Great Graphic: Cannabis Use Great Graphic:  Cannabis Use Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 11, 2013 Rating: 5
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Cool Video: How A 3D Printer Works

August 10, 2013
This Cool Video was posted on YouTube by Syed Abrar.  In about 4.5 minutes see how one company is making 3D printers how they work.  These are still the early years of this revolutionary technology.






Cool Video: How A 3D Printer Works Cool Video:  How A 3D Printer Works Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 10, 2013 Rating: 5
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