Thu, 1 Apr 2010: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

Another report showed home prices rose in January. Gloom is lifting as firings slowand the expansion that began in the middle of 2009 is on the cusp of prompting companies to boost payrolls. Consu...

Wed, 10 Mar 2010: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The number of people receiving unemploymentinsurance decreased to the lowest level in a year, while those receiving extended benefits climbed. Some companies are still trimming payrolls to contain...

Wed, 17 Feb 2010: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

companies raising forecasts to 10 percent this quarter, while 4.1 percent lowered them. The gap is the widest on record, according to data from Bespoke Investment Group LLC. At the same time, data...

Wed, 9 Dec 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The U.K. and U.S. have “resilient” AAA ratings, as opposed to the “resistant” top ratings on Canada, Germany and France, Moody’s wrote in their report. The rating age...

Wed, 2 Dec 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

“A number of the legislative proposals being circulated would significantly reduce the capacity of the Federal Reserve to perform its core functions,” the Fed chairman said in a commen...

Wed, 14 Oct 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

However, a bullish party of analysts argue against this premise since industrial production and retail sales increased, even after netting out autos. Manufacturing production ex-autos rose by 0....

Wed, 7 Oct 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The weakness of last week's September employment report indicates that this mode of cost cutting remains in place, as employers continue to cut workers at a substantial pace even as economic growt...

Thu, 1 Oct 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

New home sales edged up only 0.7 percent following gains of 23.5 percent (not annualized) over the prior 3 months, and existing home sales declined 2.7 percent following gains of 12.5 percent over...

Wed, 23 Sep 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

Recent data have led analysts to raise the forecast of annualized residential investment spending growth to 20.0 percent in Q3 09. More generally, the incoming data suggest a firmer path of final ...

Thu, 17 Sep 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

For example, over the three months ending in July, real imports of automotive products surged 169.5 percent at an annualized pace, by far the largest increase in the history of the series. This ...

Thu, 10 Sep 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

In addition, housing data continue to come in strong. Pending home sales rose for the sixth consecutive month in July and point to further acceleration ahead in existing home sales. As discussed...

Wed, 2 Sep 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The improvement has been particularly noteworthy in the lower-priced end of the market, where demand has started to equilibrate with supply. The gain in home sales, coupled with lean inventories...

Wed, 19 Aug 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The Fed reiterated that it planned to keep rates exceptionally low for an "extended period," and we continue to think rate hikes are unlikely to occur anytime soon. Euro zone Last week's 'flash'...

Wed, 12 Aug 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

July light vehicle sales rose 16 percent m/m, to an annualized 11.2 million, and this is likely to lead to a substantial rise in July real consumer spending. Euro zone Data published during the ...

Wed, 29 Jul 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

He noted that the "passive" unwind is already underway as demand at the liquidity facilities naturally declines with an improvement in financial conditions. However, given the Fed's massive asset ...

Thu, 23 Jul 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

GDP 2009 growth from the -2.0 to -1.3 interval, to a -1.5 to -1.0 interval, and GDP 2010 from the 2.0 to 3.0 interval to a 2.1 to 3.3 interval). Further, the Fed sees less downside risk to both ...

Wed, 15 Jul 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

Ward's Automotive Group schedules are one of the best indicators of near-term motor vehicle production. Last week, Ward's released new estimates for the next few months, and they are consistent ...

Wed, 8 Jul 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The ISM Manufacturing index continued to rise in June, indicating an improving manufacturing sector, yet the new orders index fell to 49.2 from 51.1. The June employment report fits in with the mi...

Thu, 2 Jul 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

So far in June, initial claims are running 50,000 below their level in March, the largest decline since the post-Hurricane Katrina plunge in 2005. If historic logic holds, this type of plunge is...

Wed, 10 Jun 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

An important test of the recovery forecast will be whether these sectors can keep holding up when the supports fade. Overall home sales have been stable at low levels over the past six months; one...

Wed, 3 Jun 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

Issuance in the corporate bond market has been robust, and spreads on corporate bonds have dropped notably. Break even inflation rates in the Treasury Inflation Indexed Securities (TIPS) market ha...

Thu, 28 May 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

The deepest phase of the recession is over, but the economy is still contracting. The housing data have shifted from painting a picture of freefall to showing rays of hope. Indeed, it seems that...

Thu, 21 May 2009: The week’s top news in world financial markets from Maximus Capital…

Instead, these items will be treated on a net-present-value basis, in which the Treasury calculates the implicit subsidy associated with TARP outlays relative to market prices and only the subsidy...
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