Posts Tagged 'Emerging Markets'

China’s Economy: Chart of the Day

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Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 3/17/2010

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No, it’s true – everyone is shorting the euro

We cautioned a few weeks ago that a little perspective was probably needed when discussing the “everyone is shorting the euro” story.
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Cities, States Tell Big Banks They’ll Go Elsewhere

Fed up with the tight supply of credit, state and local governments across the U.S. are starting to punish big banks.

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buy KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE)

sell SPDR-Financial (XLF);

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China in ‘Greatest Bubble in History,’ Rickards Says

March 17 (Bloomberg) — China is in the midst of “the greatest bubble in history,” said James Rickards, former general counsel of hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management LP.

sell PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio (PGJ)

sell iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (FXI)

sellSPDR S&P China ETF (GXC)

sell Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap Index ETF (HAO);

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Chart of the Day: Africa Rising

GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to grow 4.5% this year, faster than many have expected.

Ways To Play African GDP growth:

AFK  Market Vectors-Africa Index ETF

EZA  iShares MSCI-South Africa

Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 3/12/2010

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India Aims To Become World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Overtake China

MUMBAI, India — Just how fast can India grow? Ask Manal Farooq, who can’t make gloves quickly enough.

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China Inflation Quickens as Industrial Output Climbs

March 11 (Bloomberg) — China’s inflation reached a 16- month high, industrial output climbed and new loans exceeded forecasts, adding to the case for the government to pare back stimulus measures.

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sell iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (FXI)

sellSPDR S&P China ETF (GXC)

sell Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap Index ETF (HAO)

sell Global X China Technology ETF (CHIB)

sell China Materials ETF (CHIM);

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The Big Energy Trade: The WidowMaker

A bold trade is unfolding in the energy markets, dubbed the “Widowmaker.” Traders play the spread between gasoline and heating oil, as seasonal demand shifts with the warming weather in the Northern Hermisphere.

buy United States Gasoline Fund, LP (UGA)

sell United States Heating Oil Fund, LP (UHN);
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Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 3/10/2010

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Morgan Stanley’s ROACH: THERE IS A 40% CHANCE OF A DOUBLE DIP

Stephen Roach, head of Morgan Stanley Asia, discusses the state of the consumer and the real unemployment rate at 11.5%. He discusses many of the items we highlighted in our headline article this morning. Roach is still very concerned about a double dip recession led by consumers and caused by an end to the government stimulus.

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

sell S&P 500 SPDR (SPY)

sell Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQQ)

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Shorting US Treasuries could be a mistake

over the medium term – say the next several quarters, a reasonable investment horizon – there are reasons to expect the Treasury market to hold its own, and perhaps even surprise with lower yields.

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

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

buy PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (TENZ)

buy Long-Term Govmt Bond ETF (VGLT)

buy Inter-Term Govmt Bond ETF (VGIT);

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Public Pension Funds Are Adding Risk to Raise Returns

Government pension plans cannot beef up their bonds that mature many, many years from now without dashing their business models. They use long-range estimates that presume high investment returns will cover most of the cost of the benefits they must pay. And that, they say, allows them to make smaller contributions along the way.
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South Africa: back of the net – not

Hosting the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup probably will bring tangible but small economic benefits to the SA economy. While stadium and transportation infrastructure construction provided the main boost prior to 2010, we expect World Cup-related tourism inflows to boost this year’s real GDP by up to 0.5%.

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Emerging-Market Stocks May Retreat 15%, Aberdeen’s Kaloo Says

March 10 (Bloomberg) — Emerging-market stocks will drop as much as 15 percent this year as earnings miss estimates and global growth slows, said Devan Kaloo, who oversees $22 billion at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc.

sell Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

sell iShares MSCI-Emerging Markets (EEM)

buy Short MSCI Emerging Markets ProShares (EUM)

sell SPDR S&P Emerging Markets ETF (GMM)

buy Direxion Daily Emrg Mkts Bear 3X Shares (EDZ);

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Oil Can Top $100 a Barrel Soon Enough

THE FUNDAMENTALS IN THE crude oil market got a boost in recent weeks with renewed hopes of a swift recovery in the global economy (demand increases) and ethnic violence in oil rich Nigeria (supply disruptions). This pushed crude prices above $82 a barrel.

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Pound Slide to Help U.K. Outpace Europe, Goldman Says

March 9 (Bloomberg) — The pound’s drop last week to a 10- month low may help the U.K. economy grow faster than the region sharing the euro, which is hobbled by budget deficits and aging populations, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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sell iShares MSCI-Germany (EWG)

sell iShares MSCI-Spain (EWP)

buy iShares MSCI-U.K. (EWU)

sell streetTRACKS Dow Jones EURO STOXX 50 Fund (FEZ)

sell Rydex British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)

sell Rydex Euro Currency Trust (FXE);

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Sector Appeal: Funds That Beat Indexes

Active Portfolio Managers Have Outperformed Many Exchange-Traded Funds, Thanks to Surging Small-Cap Stocks
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Build America Pays Off on Wall Street

Brokerage Firms Net $1 Billion-Plus for Selling the New Bonds, but Say It Can Be Hard Work

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Eaton Vance Dumps Dirt Bonds as Florida Land Districts Default

Thomas Metzold, Eaton Vance Corp.’s co-head of municipals, sold all his defaulted bonds of Tison’s Landing, an unfinished housing development in Jacksonville, Florida, as the debt fell to a third of face value last year.

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The Fundamental Flaw of Europe’s Common Currency

The euro is under attack like never before, as the promises on which it was based turn out to be lies. Hedge funds are speculating against Greek debt, while euro-zone politicians work behind the scenes to cobble together rescue packages. But fundamental flaws in the monetary union need to be fixed if Europe’s common currency is to survive. By SPIEGEL staff.

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Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 3/4/2010

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Britain Grapples With Debt of Greek Proportions

LONDON — As Greece’s debt troubles batter the euro, Britain has done its utmost to stay above the fray.

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Recipe for Rebound in Apartment REITS?

Multi-family housing could be an interesting counterintuitive idea. Yes, vacancy rates are still near alltime records and unemployment is still very high. And, yes we still believe the economy is on less than stable footing. However, this could be an interesting play.

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Corporate Deal Makers Head to Emerging Markets

Swollen with cash from fast-growing economies, many emerging-market companies are on the prowl for acquisitions. At the same time, their counterparts in the West — desperate for growth and often seeing few prospects at home — are opening their wallets to move into developing countries, trying to get at resources, new customers or both.

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Well drilled

Offshore oil platforms operate at ever-greater depths

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Attack of the really quite likeable tomatoes

The success of genetically modified crops provides opportunities to win over their critics

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Obama sends ‘Volcker rule’ to Congress

The Obama administration told members of Congress to introduce a new 10 per cent limit on an individual bank’s share of overall liabilities on Wednesday as it sent a fleshed-out “Volcker rule” to Capitol Hill.

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Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 2/25/2010

World stocks fall as new Greece worries weigh

World stocks fall as new Greece worries weigh

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The Thai Capital Fund “Meet the Manager Session” Postponed

The Thai Capital Fund “Meet the Manager Session” Postponed

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Emerging Markets Won’t Re-Emerge for a While

Emerging Markets Won’t Re-Emerge for a While

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buy Aberdeen Global Income Fund (FCO)

buy Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund (IAF);

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DAY TRADING FOREX: FA…Asian and European stock markets fall as …

DAY TRADING FOREX: FA…Asian and European stock markets fall as …

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TCW clients pulled $25 billion after firm fired star bond manager Jeffrey Gundlach

.A. money manager TCW Group Inc.’s ouster of its star bond fund manager in December cost the firm more than one-fifth of its assets, the company disclosed Wednesday. Institutional and individual investors pulled a total of about $25 billion from TCW after the company terminated Jeffrey Gundlach as chief investment officer on Dec. 4, according to TCW data. The company managed $115 billion as of Jan. 31, up from $110 billion on Dec. 4. But about $31 billion of the $115 billion was b

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Hedge Funds Try ‘Career Trade’ Against Euro

Some heavyweight hedge funds have launched large bearish bets against the euro in moves that are reminiscent of the trading action at the height of the U.S. financial crisis.

sell Rydex Euro Currency Trust (FXE)

sell WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro Fund (EU)

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Traders Smell ‘Fear,’ and Put Money on It

NEW YORK—Several options traders braced for higher levels of volatility in the market, as stocks slipped lower and gave up a chunk of Wednesday’s gains.

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