June 2015 ISM Manufacturing Survey Again Marginally Improved and Remains in Expansion


Written by Steven Hansen

The ISM Manufacturing survey continues to indicate manufacturing growth expansion - it again marginally improved this month. The key internal new orders modestly improved and remains in expansion. Backlog of orders returned to contraction.

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What We Read Today 30 June 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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What Do Bond Markets Think About "Too-Big-to-Fail" Since Dodd-Frank?

by Liberty Street Economics

-- this article authored by Gara Afonso and Joao Santos

Second in a two part series. In our previous post, we concluded that, in rating agencies' views, there is no clear consensus on whether the Dodd-Frank Act has eliminated 'too-big-to-fail' in the United States. Today, we discuss whether bond market participants share these views.

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Infographic Of The Day: Integrated Payment System

Whether you operate a restaurant, coffee shop, retail store, or bar, an integrated payment system is crucial to your business’s future success.

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Video of the Day:

Fire struck a number of mainly African-American churches in five US states over the past week - in the wake of the massacre of worshippers in Charleston. At least half of the blazes are thought to be arson, and are being investigated as possible hate crimes.

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Greek Poll Shows “NO” Ahead

The results of the first opinion poll of Greek voters conducted since the weekend’s dramatic events was released this morning by the Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper. The survey showed 54% voting “NO” and 33% voting “YES” with the remainder presumably undecided.

Will Greece Leave the Euro?

Opinion polls show that the Greek people want to remain within the Euro. It is probably also true that the Greek government desires to remain within the Euro. Find out what the expert traders at think about the current Greek crisis here.

ECB To Refuse Further Greek Liquidity

With the dramatic events of Friday and Saturday still being considered, the European Central Bank (ECB) met on Sunday and decided that it would not extend Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) to the Greek central bank above its current level of €89 billion.

Tsipris: Greece is Still in the Game

With d(default)-day right around the corner, Prime Minister Alex Tsipris believes he hasn’t lost the battle just yet. In a television interview several hours ago, Tsipris suggested that European leaders would not have the nerve to kick his country out of the eurozone membership and that the cost of their doing so would be “enormous.”

Forex Week in Review

Last week saw the final trading session for the week, the month and the quarter from the perspective of these summaries. Much of that time has been pre-occupied with the Greek crisis which seems to have come to a head now.
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01Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Greece Does About-Face And Accepts Bailout Deal Pushing U.S. Futures Up 0.9%

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Economic Red Alert?

by Michael Haltman

Is an economic red alert called for?

As the owner of a title insurance provider reliant on a healthy and vibrant U.S. economy that hopefully leads to the same in the real estate market, I am always searching for clues to provide me with indicators both for today and moving forward into the future!


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Construction Spending Growth Stronger in May 2015. Backward Revisions Were Upward.

Written by Steven Hansen

The headlines say construction spending grew above expectations. The backward revision this month was significant enough to distort the month-over-month readings - and the rollling averages did improve.

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