Stock Market on Verge of Major Breakdown


Written by Erik McCurdy, Prometheus Market Insight

In early June, we noted that the historic stock market bubble had begun to exhibit early signs of weakness, suggesting that the bull market from 2009 was becoming susceptible to a long-term reversal. Two days later, the short-term uptrend experienced a meaningful breakdown when the S&P 500 index closed well below support at the lower boundary of a rising wedge formation on the daily chart.



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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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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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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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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

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.

Exit Stage Left?

Negotiations between Greece, the IMF and organs of the European Union came to a head on Friday. Most people had expected that some kind of 12th hour (it was that late) deal would be struck which would allow the left-wing Tsipras government to save face, but deliver some of the structural reforms that the major creditors had demanded

Greek Banks and Markets to Remain Closed

We all expected it and it has happened. Greek banks will be keeping their doors shut on Monday for an entire week. Piraeus Bank SA Chief Executive Officer Anthimos Thomopoulos told reporters of his decision Sunday after a meeting of the government’s financial-stability committee.
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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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July 2015 Economic Forecast: Partial Rebound from Last Month's Decline

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index strengthened partially reversing last month's decline. Still, the tracked sectors of the economy remain relatively soft with most expanding at the lower end of the range seen since the end of the Great Recession. Thinking through the reasons for this month's increase, it was the improvement in a few areas from terrible to marginal growth.

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