Early Bird Headlines 04 July 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
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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Written by Steven Hansen
I am not a fan of sentiment surveys. Sentiment can turn on a dime, and perceptions about what is occurring can be wrong. Of course if I were a campaign manager for a political candidate - I would feel entirely different. Managing perceptions is what political campaigns are all about.
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Infographic Of The Day: Mars-Size Exoplanet Smaller Than Earth
Although most of the planet candidates cataloged by NASA's Kepler space telescope have diameters in the range of 2 to 4 times that of the Earth, little Kepler-138 b is only about the size and mass of Mars.
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
Appropriately enough, the etymology of the word “Chaos” stems from the Greek word “khaos” – meaning a vast void or chasm, originally.
Good news may be in store at the pump before the July 4th weekend as oil prices dropped on Friday amid reports that an oversupply of the crude remains on U.S. oil rigs.
A surprise rate cut by Riksbank sent the Swedish Krona nearly 1% lower against its key rival, the common currency Euro.
Tomorrow, Friday, 3rd July, is a major public holiday in the U.S.A. This year, the 4th of July is effectively the 3rd of July, 2015. Find out how this affects Forex trading and when the markets will be closed here.
Now that Greece has missed a repayment worth about 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) that was due on Tuesday to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), all eyes are focused on the future of the euro and its impact in the international arena.
by Nicole Scicluna, The Conversation
As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stands off against the so-called Troika, questions abound about the future of his country.
The AUD/JPY Seems To Provide A Good 1:3 Risk-Reward Ratio
Written by Michael Grogan, First Class Analytics
The Japanese Yen has taken quite a tumbling recently. See USD/JPY chart below. The necessity of quantitative easing in attempting to meet inflation targets, coupled with concerns of low domestic growth, have taken their toll on the currency of late. As far as the Aussie dollar is concerned, the AUD has been struggling to gain traction against the U.S. dollar, while ranging against other currencies such as the euro. This was expected given that commodity prices have been lower, and exports to neighbouring economies such as China had fallen.
Click for larger image of USD/JPY 3 month chart.
02Jul2015 Market Close: Markets Close In The Red, Bond Prices Up, WTI Oil Down, Have A Happy Weekend
Total Fed Balance Sheet:
Fed's Balance Sheet week ending balance sheet was $4,440 trillion..