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Global Risk Monitor – May 12

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Now We Worry

The way, the why, the timing of the firing of FBI Director,  James Comey, baffles us.   No partisanship here,  however. But now we worry.   We wrote in February, When we held positions overnight on Wall Street, we used to … Continue reading

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Fed Ownership of Yield Curve and Balance Sheet Reduction

Here you have it, folks, a one stop chart. The chart below shows the total outstandings of Treasury bonds and notes,  the Fed ownership of the total maturities and percentage of outstandings in each year of maturity (note, the data … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – May 5

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Global Risk Monitor – May 5

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The World’s Fastest Growing Economies

We have updated with the latest 2017 estimates and 2018-22 average annual forecasts and ranked the world’s country 2017 GDP forecasts in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the April  2017 IMF’s World Economic Outlook.   A little bump … Continue reading

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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

The Oat-Bund 10-year spread came in almost 20 bps after last Sunday’s first round of the French presidential election.   The Euro strengthened v. the dollar about 1 1/2 percent and was up about 2.3 percent for the month of April. … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – April 28

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Global Risk Monitor – April 28

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COTD: Where Your Tax Dollars Go

 More than half of every dollar went to health care, military last year – MarketWatch .

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