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PT_Prod – TABLE-U.S. M-2 money supply up $12.4 bln April 18 wk

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

NEW YORK, April 28 (Reuters) – U.S. M-2 money supply roseby .4 billion in the April 18 week to ,940.6 billion, theFederal Reserve said on Thursday. The Fed said the four-week moving average of M-2 …

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Fed balance sheet expands to record

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet expanded to a record .695 trillion in the week ended April 27 from .690 trillion in the prior week, the central bank said on Thursday. The Fed continues to buy bonds to try to lower long-term interest rates, under its plan, dubbed quantitative easing or QE2, to purchase 0 billion of Treasurys by the end of June. On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed planned to complete the asset purchases on schedule and then planned to freeze the balance sheet’s size by reinvesting maturing securities. Bernanke said that shrinking the balance sheet would be a tightening of monetary policy. The report shows that the Fed’s holdings of Treasurys rose to .413 trillion from .402 trillion in the previous week. The Fed’s holdings of mortgage-backed securities fell to 7 billion from 0 billion in the prior week.

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They’re gonna get old before they get rich… – ForexLive

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

They're gonna get old before they get rich…
ForexLive
Kristers: yeah.. but somehow eurusd has bounced back… falling_knife: Jamie, I haven't been receiving forex live tweets lately. Is forex live not down with Twitter anymore? CK: The USD is like a pinata!! with Bernanke holding the biggest bat LoL mk:

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PT_Prod – CANADA FX DEBT-C$ softens as political risk weighs

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

* C$ retreats to .0515 * Underperforms other commodity-linked currencies * Markets wary of uncertainty as NDP surges in polls * Bonds follow Treasuries higher on weak GDP (Adds analysts' comments, …

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Steel Names Comp Analysis

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

HedgeFundLIVE.com — Some of the major steel names reported first quarter earnings this week.  Here is a comparable public companies analysis of steel names: AK Steel (AKS), Nucor (NUE), and United States Steel (X).    Below is a snapshot (click to enlarge). Visit HedgeFundLIVE.com.

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Mid-Session Energy Market Report

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

June crude oil prices took a higher track this morning and seemed to benefit from a much weaker US
Dollar and ideas that the US Fed would continue to support the economy….

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Eye on Silver Wheaton

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

Silver Wheaton (SLW) has extended yesterday’s upside reversal action and pierced its April resistance line at 42.60, but has not yet accelerated from the upside breakout level.

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