Note to IMF and World Bank: China’s Got Your Pimp Juice Now

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I jotted notes down last week and intended to post this earlier, but became distracted with other matters. It looks like Africa just told the IMF and World Bank to go f*ck their sisters.  Raising more than just an eyebrow was an online article I read from Financial Juneteenth, which reported that the R&B singer and producer, […]

View From The Hill (Jan-4-2015): Shadow of China Covers Global Markets

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Commentary Disappointment over China’s weaker than expected manufacturing data and concerns over the expiration of insider lockups and investors’ front-running them overshadowed the positive signs of expansion in manufacturing activity throughout key countries within the European Union. Of course, halted trading on China’s exchanges after its CSI 300 Index crashed 7% didn’t help morale much […]

Recommended Reading and Videos: October-31-2015

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This week’s list of recommendations focuses on trends in the energy industry and global economy. It also highlights earnings transcripts from notable bellwethers which offer much needed micro-economic insights that enhance the clarity of the macro-economic-mosaic. To clean your palette of the capital markets, we’ve also served up some geopolitical considerations for China and Russia […]

Weekly Market Wrap: October-23-2015

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It Was a Most “Stimu-flating” Week Central banks are engaged in a globally coordinated effort to stimulate and inflate their respective economies. Equities responded positively and Volatility (VIX) declined against this backdrop. Treasury interest rates rose accordingly as the bond market also gave credence to the latest market noise pertaining to central banks’ grandiose plans […]

View From The Hill: August-12-2015

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Market Summary News of China’s further devaluation of the Yuan upon evidence of continued economic weakness sent U.S. stock prices falling during the first hour of trading. However, the bulls made quick mincemeat of the bears and gored them into submission by pushing stocks into positive territory. Other asset classes which distinguished themselves were Gold […]