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Last week’s market action Euro Debt Issues Bernanke Defends QE2 China’s Currency Issue Market is at a crossroad: Where is it headed? Economic Data/Holiday Spending What’s the trade?
Short week for the holidays North Korea worried the markets Market was concerned Euro debt issues in Ireland and Greece may spread to other countries Fed minutes revealed officals were split on QE, but the benefits out-weighed the risks Fed lowered its economic outlook on GDP and employment for 2011 FBI raided hedge funds out east on insider trading
Fed aware of dollar’s reserve status Criticized China over exchange rate intervention Global imbalances-2 speed recovery Warns currency intervention could slow global growth Say int’l exchange rate system flawed Fed will make sure it won’t have problems unwinding it’s QE
There’s a 2-speed recovery going on Emerging market economies are growing faster than developed nations A lot of the global imbalance is due to currency manipulation, China is the biggest manipulator
China is an export led economy Relies on exports for growth, so it needs a weak currency China has been pegging their currency to the U.S. to artificially make it lower Solution: China needs to convert to a more consumption led economy like the U.S. and rely less on exports
Charting U.S. ISM Airtime: Tues. Nov. 23 2010 | 4:37 PM ET
China’s growth is driving the world economy Chinese growth is tied to U.S. new ISM orders China is the factory of the world China is concerned about U.S. recovery Strong U.S. consumer is needed for a strong Chinese economy
Is the Selling Overdone? 4:20 min to 8:30min Airtime: Tues. Nov. 23 2010 6:25 pm
Euro debt/Korea issues overdone? US economy grew faster than expected in Q3 Corporate profits very strong rising 11.5 % Strength of business recovery over shadowed too much by weak US consumer, housing market, and high unemployment Housing market still a big problem, weak recovery till housing recovery picks up more Fed will do everything it can to keep recovery from slowing down Euro has farther to go/shorting dollar is a crowed trade
Big Drop in Jobless Claims Airtime: Wed. Nov. 24 2010 | 8:00 AM ET
Initial Jobless Claims down to 407,000 from 441,000 the week before Good weekly gage on the employment situation Personal income & spending up Durable goods orders down