ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - again improved but remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory then 15 weeks in positive territory - and now is in its eighth week in negative territory.
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-- this post authored by Dobrislav Dobrev and Ernst Schaumburg
Market efficiency is often pointed to as a main benefit of automated and high-frequency trading (HFT) in U.S. Treasury markets. Fresh information arriving in the market place is reflected in prices almost instantaneously, ensuring that market makers can maintain tight spreads and that consistent pricing of closely related assets generally prevails. While the positive developments in market functioning due to HFT have been widely acknowledged, we argue that the (price) efficiency gain comes at the cost of making the real-time assessment of market liquidity across multiple venues more difficult.
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09Oct2015 Pre-Market Commentary: World Markets All In The Green, U.S. Futures Up Fractionally, WTI Crude Trading In Low 50's
by Jayati Ghosh, Triplecrisis.com
If you read or watched or listened only to the mainstream media in the North, you could be forgiven for believing that the current influx of refugees into countries of Europe is not just an important concern, but actually even the single biggest crisis in that continent.
Written by Gary
U.S. stock futures index's are up fractionally and world markets are green across the board, giving hope to investors the previous several months of 'corrections' is finally over and on renewed hopes the fed will keep monetary policy loose for a bit longer.
Markets are expected to open higher on lower volume and volatility.
08Oct2015 Market Update: FOMC 2 PM Minutes Release Expected To See Some Fireworks And Heavy Volatili
Written by Steven Hansen
The headlines say wholesale sales slowed again year-over-year with inventory levels remaining at levels associated with recessions. The best way to look at this series may be the unadjusted data three month rolling averages which marginally accelerated but keeping the long term downtrend in play. This report is not excellent.