Tag Archives | Financials


Thoughts on Cyprus…How Much Does It Matter?

Throughout this past week, many traders had the same question: How could the little island nation of Cyprus wreck so much havoc upon global markets? Although Cyprus has a population of just over 1 million and a GDP that is less that 0.15% of the total for the 27-nation European Union, their financial service sector […]

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Cyprus Continues to Weigh on the Markets

Hong Kong shares were lower overnight and they fell to the lowest levels of the year, off residual Cyprus concerns, while mainland Chinese shares were marginally higher off reports that real estate curbs might not be as limiting as was initially feared. European stock indices were weaker again off fears that a vote on a […]

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Overnight Events & Economic Slate for Today

Good Morning from Chicago, Asian equity markets posted mixed results, with the Nikkei stock index up 0.53% and Chinese equity markets generally weaker. European stock markets have started the week under pressure, with Italian and Spanish equities down more than 0.75%. Chinese CPI during February was up 3.2% year-on-year, higher than market expectations. Chinese Retail […]

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Next Week’s Market Focus – 2012.02.22

As we suggested last week, something is clearly amiss in the global economy, as a tempering of US and international data and a somewhat hawkish spin from the January FOMC meeting has undermined many commodity markets. Consistent strength in the Dollar, lackluster post-Chinese New Year holiday economic news and technically-related selling exaggerated the late February […]

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Interest Rate Commentary – 2012.10.03

Below is a sample of The Hightower Report’s Daily Commentary. To get this comment, and our daily coverage of 15 additional markets and trade ideas, visit for your free 2 week trial! The Treasury market held up rather well in the face of a recent string of slightly better than expected US data points. […]

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