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03Sep2015 Market Update: U.S. Averages Slipping, Oil Falling Again, U.S. Dollar Showing Strength, Markets May Close Mixed

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Written by Gary

U.S. markets remain barely in the green as the afternoon session starts in earnest. Europe closes sharply higher on boosted QE hopes as the ECB said it was ready to give the eurozone a bigger dose of stimulus if inflation did not increase, buoying investors.

WTI oil is once again falling and the markets are following suit as the 'morning' has turned into an 'afternoon dip'. Only an experienced trader can enjoy sessions like this as the 'normal' indicators are either neutral or mixed.

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What We Read Today 02 September 2015

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03Sep2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Futures Up Fractionally, Oil Showing Weakness, Jobless Claims Up, U.S. Dollar Shows New Strength, Sideways Movement Seen For Next Several Sessions



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Michael Hudson's New Book: Wall Street Parasites Have Devoured Their Hosts - Your Retirement Plan and the U.S. Economy

Original at Wall Street on Parade

by Pam Martens, Washington's Blog

The riveting writer, Michael Hudson, has read our collective minds and the simmering anger in our hearts. Millions of American have long suspected that their inability to get financially ahead is an intentional construct of Wall Street's central planners.

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

August 2015 ISM Services Index Marginally Declines

Written by Steven Hansen

The ISM non-manufacturing (aka ISM Services) index continues its growth cycle, but declined from 60.3 to 59.0 (above 50 signals expansion). Important internals likewise declined but remain in expansion. Market PMI Services Index was released this morning, also is in expansion, but improved.

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