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Founded by John Lounsbury and Steven Hansen, Global Economic Intersection (Econintersect) focuses on the economic effects on ... more

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HH HSBC's Swiss Private Banking Unit Charged With Providing Unregistered Services To U.S. Clients
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged HSBC’s Swiss-based private banking arm with violating federal securities laws by failing to register with the SEC before providing cross-border brokerage and investment advisory services to U.S.
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Market Commentary: Markets Close Mixed, Sideways Trading All Afternoon
The averages have closed all over the place. The DOW closed flat and in the red while the small caps closed fractionally higher in the green. Volume was low for most of the afternoon with some moderate trading at the close.
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Market Commentary: Averages Fall Off Morning Highs, Further Weakening Expected
The morning session drifted lower and started to regain losses by 11:30 am. The market trend is now melting up, but the averages remain in a mixed state fluctuating between the unchanged line.
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Market Commentary: SP500 Opens To New High, Then Falls Dramatically
Premarkets were up +0.2% after the US GDP came in at 3.9% and the SP500 gaped up at the opening to set another new historic high while the DOW remained 40 points below its high mark. Opening volume was also a dichotomy with very high red volume holding back the BTFDers.
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Monetary Policy When The Spyglass Is Smudged: A Look At Gauging Economic Slack
An accurate measure of economic slack is key to properly calibrating monetary policy. Two traditional gauges of slack have become harder to interpret since the Great Recession...
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Market Commentary: Markets Closed Quietly, New Closing Highs On Large Caps
Markets remained in the green and the DOW sea-sawed back and forth across the unchanged line remaining mostly flat. The small caps melted higher while the SP500 traded sideways in a narrow four point range all day on sometimes anemic volume.
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