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Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Why does Lucy remind me of Mr. Market?

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US Sector ETF Performance – November 26

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Daily Risk Monitor – November 26

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Europe’s surprising corporate health – FT

Goldman Sachs asked more than 300 of Europe’s top companies about the challenges they faced and what they thought should be done to improve growth. Richard Tufft, who led the research, discusses the findings with the FT’s Sarah Gordon.

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US Sector ETF Performance – November 25

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Daily Risk Monitor – November 25

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U.S. Q3 GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.9%

The revision to U.S. Q3 GDP growth came in better than expected.   The BEA reported this morning,

Real gross domestic product — the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes — increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.6 percent.

The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the “advance” estimate issued last month. In the advance estimate, the increase in real GDP was 3.5 percent. With the second estimate for the third quarter, private inventory investment decreased less than previously estimated, and both personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and nonresidential fixed investment increased more. In contrast, exports increased less than previously estimated (see “Revisions” on page 3).

The increase in real GDP in the third quarter reflected positive contributions from PCE, nonresidential fixed investment, federal government spending, exports, residential fixed investment, and state and local government spending that were partly offset by a negative contribution from private inventory investment. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, decreased.

The deceleration in the percent change in real GDP reflected a downturn in private inventory investment and decelerations in exports, in nonresidential fixed investment, in state and local government spending, in PCE, and in residential fixed investment that were partly offset by a downturn in imports and an upturn in federal government spending.

The price index for gross domestic purchases, which measures prices paid by U.S. residents, increased 1.4 percent in the third quarter, 0.1 percentage point more than in the advance estimate; this index increased 2.0 percent in the second quarter. Excluding food and energy prices, the price index for gross domestic purchases increased 1.6 percent in the third quarter, compared with an increase of 1.7 percent in the second.

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Wall Street is back – FT

John Authers reports from New York on the remarkable rise of the US stock market. Traders are betting that the US economy will roar ahead, even as the rest of the world stays in the doldrums. Can they be right?

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US Sector ETF Performance – November 24

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Daily Risk Monitor – November 24

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