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01Sep2015 Market Update: Markets Open Lower, Trade Sideways, WTI Oil Has Dropped 4 Points, Investors Concerned Over Weakening Global Finances

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Written by Gary

Volatility rules the markets, but volume is only 'moderate'. Markets gaped down on the opening bell and have sea-sawed sideways throughout the morning while WTI oil has dropped almost 4 points. Weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors' worries about the world's second-largest economy. Which showed activity in August had slipped to a three-year low

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What We Read Today 31 August 2015

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01Sep2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Markets Expected To Gap Down Sharply Along With Oil On New Global Financial Worries From China And Japan



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When it Comes to Recession and Deflation, the Fed is the Last to Know

by James Rickards, Daily Reckoning

The Federal Reserve uses a complicated econometric model to make its forecasts about the U.S. economy. This model is called 'Federal Reserve Bank U.S.,' nicknamed FERBUS. It shows growth of 5% in the near future.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

July 2015 Construction Spending Growth Is Strong.

Written by Steven Hansen

The headlines say construction spending grew. The backward revisions make this series very wacky - but the backward revisions this month were upward making the data better than the headline view. Our view is that if the data is correct - this was another strong growth month.

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