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Jim Rogers bullish on China, Commodities

by Rafael Rosa on January 21, 2010

It’s “different in China”. The phrase sounds awfully familiar to the widely used “it’s different this time”. Investors are always looking for a “new normal”; however, the truth is that real fundamental change rarely happens. As history shows, people tend to commit the same mistakes over and over again. Investment guru Jim Rogers believes that [...]

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Front-Running Currencies [Week of 01/11/2010]

by Rafael Rosa on January 11, 2010

The long-awaited U.S. non-farm payrolls data released on Friday was disappointing. While November jobs were revised to a 4,000 gain, December saw an estimated loss of 85,00 jobs (keeping in mind that there is a wide margin of error for this number). In sum, as most economists stated after the release, it appears “we’re not [...]

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Big Jobs Data Tomorrow

by Rafael Rosa on January 7, 2010

The last two weeks has been about looking forward to one data point: U.S. Non-Farm payrolls. From 24/7 CNBC to major financial newspapers and the financial blogosphere, everyone has only been talking about the jobs data. And if they are not talking about it directly, they’ll finish their statement with something along the lines of: [...]

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Oil Rallies Continue

by admin on August 7, 2008

My concern is in regards to the stock market and oil correlation. I can understand that the price movement in oil affects the overall market, but these days people are attributing all of the daily movement in the market to oil. What happened to the constant write downs and other big factors happening in the [...]

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Oil Rallies

by admin on August 4, 2008

In the past few weeks we have seen some small stock market rallies due to the downward movement in oil prices. This included rallies in airlines stocks, automotive stocks, and other stocks who are oil-dependent. However, do not be fooled by these up-swings which have no fundamental support. If oil drops $5.00 during trading, it [...]

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