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Hank Paluson on Charlie Rose

Charlie RoseHank Paulson, former Secretary of the Treasury on his book, “Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower.”

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US Sector ETF Performance – April 17

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Daily Risk Monitor – April 17

Wow!  Germand Bund at 8 bps.

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Is the dollar bull run over? – FT

The dollar bull run of the past year is reaching an end, according to long-term dollar bull David Bloom, head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC. He explains why to Long View columnist John Authers.

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US Sector ETF Performance – April 16

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Daily Risk Monitor – April 16

Wow!  German Bund at 9 bps.

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US wage battle continues – FT

Moves by Walmart and McDonald’s to raise the hourly wage for workers to nearly $10 an hour merely encouraged more low-paid staff to join a US-wide day of action, say organisers. The FT’s Christopher Booker reports from NYC’s protests.

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Energy Breaking Out…

Lots of interest in the energy sector.

The Energy ETF, XLE,  cleared a 4-month high today, closing at its highest price since the 6.4 percent gap down on November 28th.  It now looks headed to fill that gap at 85.15.

It may consolidate for a few days and form a nice handle, but feels squeezy and everyone seems to be tripping over themselves to get in.   Or it could go down.

Took some today.  Always with a stop.

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US Sector ETF Performance – April 15

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Daily Risk Monitor – April 15

Wow!  German Bund at 11 bps.

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