Archive for October, 2010

China October Manufacturing Leaps Past Forecast

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

China’s official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for manufacturing rose to a six-month high, blowing past expectations and highlighting the strength of the world’s second-largest economy.

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China October Manufacturing Leaps Past Forecast

Obama Walks Fine Political Line on Terror Threat

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Trying to manage a terrorism threat in the middle of an election campaign, the Obama administration is walking a political and national security tightrope, says the New York Times. 

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Obama Walks Fine Political Line on Terror Threat

Biggest Week of Year for Markets Could Bring Volatility

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The mid-term election and the Fed’s November meeting should clear away some uncertainties hanging over markets but may also lead to a new period of heightened volatility.

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Biggest Week of Year for Markets Could Bring Volatility

Why Gridlock May Actually Be Bad for US Economy, Stocks

Friday, October 29th, 2010

“Should a split Congress be the result of the November 2 elections, the resulting uncertainty may just end up adding one more stone to this already high wall of worry,” says one strategist.

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Why Gridlock May Actually Be Bad for US Economy, Stocks

Financial Reform Gridlock Seen After Midterm Elections in US

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

If Republicans make big gains in Congressional elections as expected, Wall Street and big banks will have sweet, but incomplete, revenge on Democrats who drove through financial reforms against industry opposition.

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Financial Reform Gridlock Seen After Midterm Elections in US

BOJ Keeps Rates Near Zero, Unveils Asset Scheme Details

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The Bank of Japan kept interest rates virtually at zero and held off on new policy initiatives on Thursday, taking a breather after having expanded monetary easing earlier this month to support a fragile economic recovery.

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BOJ Keeps Rates Near Zero, Unveils Asset Scheme Details

Apple Delays White iPhone Until Next Spring

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The latest version of the popular handset, the iPhone 4, was released in June, but the white model was delayed first to July, then to the end of the year.

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Apple Delays White iPhone Until Next Spring

Tuesday Look Ahead: Markets Pricing in Fed—and Inflation

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A flood of earnings news Tuesday is unlikely to sway a market counting down to next week’s Fed meeting, and the promise of a new flood of easy money.

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Tuesday Look Ahead: Markets Pricing in Fed—and Inflation

Tuesday Look Ahead: Markets Pricing in Fed—and Inflation

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A flood of earnings news Tuesday is unlikely to sway a market counting down to next week’s Fed meeting, and the promise of a new flood of easy money.

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Tuesday Look Ahead: Markets Pricing in Fed—and Inflation

‘Perfect Storm’ for Stock Rally: Midterm Elections—And History

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The market’s sweet spot is usually the fourth quarter of the midterm-election year and first quarter of the pre-election year.

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‘Perfect Storm’ for Stock Rally: Midterm Elections—And History