Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jul31

Mr. Gross does a 180 this month in his letter, and focuses mostly on stocks rather than the usual economic / bond talk.  He makes an interesting claim on the future returns of the stock market, arguing that returns have…

Jul31

Despite all the rescues – rumored and real – headed our way, there seems to be very little respite for the Chinese stock market.  While indexes in the U.S. and Europe bounce on these hopes,  there is a distinct lack…

Jul30

It is hard to get behind any sort of pronounced rally when these are the sector ETFs showing the best relative strength SPDR Utilites (XLU) iShares Investment Grade Bond (LQD) iShares Preferred Stocks (PFF) Market Vectors Oil Services (OIH) SPDR…

Jul30

Another head shaking week in the books.   Just as we saw on the last day of June, right when U.S. markets seemed poised to fall off a cliff a European surprise created a massive morning gap up "and go"….

Jul27

Huge move in the last 15 minutes as there is talk of Draghi talking to the Germans … Draghi Said to Hold Talks With Weidmann on New ECB Measures, Draghi’s Proposal Said to Include Bond Buys, Rate Cut, New LTRO….