Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 12/29/2009

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El-Erian: We’re Still Riding The Sugar High, Stocks Could Drop 10% In 3-Week Span

PIMCO co-chief doesn’t usually get pinned down with specific predictions, but in an interview with the AP he comes close.

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Concerns grow over sovereign debt risk (FT)

Sovereign debt risk is emerging as an important concern for senior bankers, risk consultants and auditors following financial woes in Dubai and Greece. After two years of worrying about mortgage and corporate risk, attention is now shifting to managing the risk of country defaults and bankruptcies of heavily indebted regional governments and city administrations, say bankers.

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Concerns grow over sovereign debt risk (FT)

Sovereign debt risk is emerging as an important concern for senior bankers, risk consultants and auditors following financial woes in Dubai and Greece. After two years of worrying about mortgage and corporate risk, attention is now shifting to managing the risk of country defaults and bankruptcies of heavily indebted regional governments and city administrations, say bankers.

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Iran Will Have Nuclear-Arms Capability Next Year, Barak Says

Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) — Iran will have the technology to build a nuclear weapon by early next year, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a parliamentary committee today, an official said.

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Levels versus Growth Rates and the Impact of ARRA

Econbrowser.com “…even as the stimulus subtracts from growth starting in the second half of 2010, the level of GDP is still higher than what would be the case in the absence of the stimulus package. Critics of the stimulus package often neglect to highlight that point.”

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Russia Sheds Debt Burden of Soviet Era

WSJ – Russia has rid itself of Soviet-era debt, paving the way for it to re-enter international capital markets after a decade.
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Miller Makes Comeback After Three Years With Bet on Economy

Business Week – Miller, in the interview, said expansion of 4 percent is “very doable” in 2010, and that should spur an increase in the S&P 500 of at least 15 percent next year. “There is a lot of upside left,” Miller said.

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Square-root reversal (The Economist)

America will recover, but too weakly for comfort

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