Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 2/24/2010

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The Thai Capital Fund Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

The Thai Capital Fund Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

buy Thai Capital Fund (TF);
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Weaker yen boosts Japanese exporters

Weaker yen boosts Japanese exporters

buy ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS)

buy Asia Pacific Fund (APB);

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Greater China Fund: The Trend Continues Down (GCH …

Greater China Fund: The Trend Continues Down (GCH …

buy Greater China Fund, Inc. (GCH);

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Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News …

Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News …

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Asia shares up, gold firm as dollar rally pauses | African news …

Asia shares up, gold firm as dollar rally pauses | African news …

buy Asia Pacific Fund (APB);

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Singapore Fund Inc. Webcast Alert: Meet the Manager

Singapore Fund Inc. Webcast Alert: Meet the Manager

buy Singapore Fund (SGF);

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Bloomberg: Deflation Risk Persists

Bloomberg Multimedia is out this morning making the case for deflation. They note that the primary drivers that have kept inflation low in the past year are still quite strong: a very weak job market, weak spending, and depressed consumer confidence. In fact, just this morning the Conference Board reported consumer confidence falling sharply from last month. The survey showed consumers extremely bearish in their expecations for future income, which really should be turning your

buy iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)

buy iShares Lehman 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLH);

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How Africa is Becoming the New Asia

Last year, in the depths of global recession, the continent clocked almost 2 percent growth, roughly equal to the rates in the Middle East, and outperforming everywhere else but India and China. This year and in 2011, Africa will grow by 4.8 percent—the highest rate of growth outside Asia, and higher than even the oft-buzzed-about economies of Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and Eastern Europe, according to newly revised IMF estimates.

buy iShares MSCI-South Africa (EZA)

buy SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF (GAF)

buy Market Vectors-Africa Index ETF (AFK);

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U.S. New-Home Sales Unexpectedly Fell to Record Low

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in January to the lowest level on record, a sign that an extension of a government tax credit may not be enough to rekindle demand.

sell SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB)

sell iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB);

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Regulators report 27 percent jump in problem banks

The number of “problem” U.S. banks jumped 27 percent during the fourth quarter of 2009 to 702, the highest level since 1993 and a sign the industry’s recovery is still shaky, regulators reported on Tuesday.

sell KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE);

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