Interest Rate Seasonality

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Below is a chart of the average monthly change in yield for the 10 year treasury over the last 60 years.  Historically November has been the most favorable month for the rates market.  So far despite the 4% fall in … Continued

Gold Trend Still In-Tact

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Today, gold was down more than $40 causing some to question again whether August was a peak.  So far, there hasn’t been anything about gold’s chart that is out of the ordinary though.  Back in August, I posted that following … Continued

Gold Demand Trends

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The World Gold Council released it’s 3Q11 report of trends in global gold demand this morning.  There were a number of interesting charts presented below. Despite the significant rise in the price of gold, demand for gold has remained reasonably … Continued

BAC 25 year Chart

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Bank of America is back below 6 dollars per share again today, and there doesn’t seem to be much sign of reprieve for the banking giant.  Outside of the depths of March 09, BAC hasn’t sold at this price since … Continued

Euro vs. S&P

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With just one month and change left until the end of 2011, it certainly has been a wild year for investors– driven substantially by headlines from the Eurozone.  Still, despite all the negative news and fears of dissolution of the … Continued

Initial Unemployment Claims

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Initial claims fell this week to 388,000–still elevated, but certainly an improvement.  Below is a time series of initial claims (4wk moving average) since 2000.  Today’s level is still consistent with the levels seen in the 2000 recession.

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