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- Goldman sees Chinese earnings and shares surging in 2010
- Cast your fortunes with index funds
- Web retail a bright spot in tepid U.S. holiday season
- Goldman Sachs Sees ‘Rather Strong’ Growth in 2010-11
- Morgan Stanley raises UAL, AMR to overweight
- The Zweig Fund November Monthly Update
- The Zweig Total Return Fund November Monthly Update
- Housing Market Meltdown Not Over: Zandi
- BofA Cheer Boosts Futures
- Fears grow over US debt market
- General Growth files exit plan, reworks more debt
- U.S. chains miss sales views in weak holiday start
- Global trade disputes Trading blows
- Dave Rosenberg 12/3/2009 THE DOW IS BACK IN A BEAR MARKET
- Pensions Eliminating Stocks Add $40 Billion to Corporate Bonds
- Krugman Says He Plans to Sell Some Brazil Investments
|Goldman sees Chinese earnings and shares surging in 2010
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 01:52 AM PST
Goldman Sachs is forecasting an upbeat year ahead for China, where the world’s fastest-growing major economy will be underpinned by the “tail winds” of aggressive monetary and fiscal policy stimulus and rebounding corporate earnings.
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Posted: 02 Dec 2009 02:10 AM PST
Investors who continue to send money to actively managed mutual funds in the hope that managers will be able to beat less-costly index funds are going to lose out almost all of the time, a new study finds.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 03:26 AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. online shoppers spent 5 percent more this Cyber Monday than they did last year as more consumers flocked to the Web for holiday shopping but spent slightly less per person, analytics firm comScore Inc said on Wednesday.
|Goldman Sachs Sees ‘Rather Strong’ Growth in 2010-11
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 03:59 AM PST
Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) — The global economy will expand 4.4 percent in 2010 and 4.5 percent the following year as the world recovers from the credit crisis, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:24 AM PST
The brokerage noted that Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR’s position was strengthened by its recent liquidity enhancing transactions, particularly at a time when industry trends were on the mend.
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Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:35 AM PST
The Zweig Fund November Monthly Update
ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Zweig Fund (ZF);
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:41 AM PST
The Zweig Total Return Fund November Monthly Update
ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Zweig Total Return Fund (ZTR);
|Housing Market Meltdown Not Over: Zandi
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 08:45 AM PST
The meltdown of the U.S. housing market is not over yet, and home prices will soon start trekking downward again as a flood of foreclosures looms, a well-known economist said Wednesday.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 10:51 PM PST
U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday as markets welcomed news that Bank of America reached a deal to repay bailout funds.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 11:41 PM PST
ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF (JNK);
Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:08 AM PST
General Growth Properties Inc. reached agreements with additional lenders to extend loans on shopping centers and other properties and will ask a judge later this month to approve the plan that so far covers $9.7 billion of its secured debt.
|U.S. chains miss sales views in weak holiday start
Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:20 AM PST
CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. retailers from Macy’s to Costco posted much weaker-than-expected sales for November as shoppers focused only on big bargains at the start of the key holiday selling season.
ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT);
Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:26 AM PST
Which countries make most trade complaints?
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Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:29 AM PST
That is correct. While the market did make a new high in ‘deflated dollar’ terms just a short two-days ago, in gold terms, the Dow actually peaked on August 27 and is down 13.5% since then.
|Pensions Eliminating Stocks Add $40 Billion to Corporate Bonds
Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:40 AM PST
The Plano, Texas-based retailer promised to “eliminate” uncertainty for shareholders caused by underfunded pensions, and will shift some of the money into investment-grade bonds, increasing fixed-income assets to the highest level in the plan’s history, J.C. Penney spokeswoman Darcie Brossart said.
Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:42 AM PST
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said he plans to sell some of his investments in Brazil on concern that asset prices are overvalued after record inflows made the real the world’s best performing major currency.