Global Macro Markets Report: August 06, 2012 – August 10, 2012

Dear Readers, United States The U.S. markets closed up for the week as the Dow ended +0.16% (Monday’s open through Thurs, 1.50%) , (Friday +1.69%). The laggards of Friday’s surge into the green included Verizon, McDonalds, & AT&T. The majority of components of the DJIA rebounded after the gradual sell-off from Monday through Thursday’s close. … Read More Global Macro Markets Report: August 06, 2012 – August 10, 2012

Global Macro Markets Report: July 30, 2012 – August 3, 2012

Dear Readers, U.S. Markets The week ahead for U.S. markets will be a function of the macro economic indicators that are to be released on the back of the positive news released last week regarding support for peripheral Europe from the European Central Bank pushed markets higher. The Dow closed +1.97% for the week ending… Read More Global Macro Markets Report: July 30, 2012 – August 3, 2012

Global Macro Markets Outlook: July 16, 2012 to July 20, 2012

Dear Readers, United States The Dow closed +0.04% for the week as the index trended downward until the tail-risk event on Friday. Friday is a great example of upside tail-risk for investors holding weekly put options or short sellers of Dow stocks. The expected growth in China’s GDP from 7.6% going forward into the second… Read More Global Macro Markets Outlook: July 16, 2012 to July 20, 2012

Global Macro Markets Outlook (July 9 – July 13, 2012)

United States Dow closed -0.84% for the week as the index sold down on Friday (-0.96) w/volume between 1mm & 10mm shares/day traded. Global industrial growth on the commercial end is still lagging however signs are pointing to increased residential construction (housing starts) in emerging markets which the larger industrial companies remain exposed. Downside volatility… Read More Global Macro Markets Outlook (July 9 – July 13, 2012)

Global Macro Markets Outlook: July 2, 2012 – July 6, 2012

Dear Reader, Toronto Stock Exchange is closed on Monday – NYSE is closed from Tuesday at 1 p.m. through Wednesday for Independence Day. United States The Dow closed up +1.89% on the week, w/Monday -1.09%, and +2.20% on Friday – volume at or above 1mm shares traded/day.  The index reflected improving domestic expectations for economic… Read More Global Macro Markets Outlook: July 2, 2012 – July 6, 2012