06Oct2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Down Fractionally, Investors Continued To Be Worried About A Global Slowdown And The Fed Not Raising Rates This Year


Written by Gary

U.S. stock futures indexes are fractionally lower this morning trending down from yesterday's close. Volatility is expected for the remainder of the week as investors digest global economy news. Markets are expected to open fractionally lower.

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What We Read Today 05 October 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Has Liquidity Risk In The Corporate Bond Market Increased? Second In A Six-part Series.

from Liberty Street Economics

-- this post authored by Tobias Adrian, Michael Fleming, Or Shachar, Daniel Stackman, and Erik Vogt

Recent commentary suggests concern among market participants about corporate bond market liquidity. However, we showed in our previous post that liquidity in the corporate bond market remains ample. One interpretation is that liquidity risk might have increased, even as the average level of liquidity remains sanguine. In this post, we propose a measure of liquidity risk in the corporate bond market and analyze its evolution over time.

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Infographic Of The Day: 10 Healthy Food Options For Fussy Eaters

Is your little one a fussy eater? Worried about the eating habits?

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Video of the Day:

The U.S. Coast Guard says they believe the missing cargo ship El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin. They are no longer looking for the ship but instead they're searching for survivors.

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Was That The Bottom?

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Imbalances, Which Require Monitoring and Decisive Policy Action

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

Inspired by Men Who Stare at Goats, the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure of the European Union ranks Germany in the category Imbalances, which require monitoring and decisive policy action.


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August 2015 Trade Data Shows Growing Trade Balance Deficit

Written by Steven Hansen

A quick recap to the trade data released today paints a mixed picture. The unadjusted three month rolling average value of exports decelerated month-over-month - but imports accelerated,. Many care about the trade balance (which decreased marginally relative to last month), and the trade balance grew.

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