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Credit and Equity Markets In For Massive Turmoil According to RBS

June 18, 2008

Tweet The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) chief credit strategist Bob Janjuah has issued a report to its clients to be prepared for a global credit and equity crash. Bob Janjuah forewarned against last year’s looming credit crisis. According to his report, the next three months will be nasty. The report includes warnings that the S&P could […]

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Bill Gross Says U.S. Understates Inflation

May 22, 2008

Tweet The manager of the world’s largest bond fond, the Pimco Total Return Fund, says that the methodology the United States uses for calculating its inflation rates results in an understatement by roughly 100 basis points. This results in real GDP growth and real bond yields to be off by a similar amount. If the […]

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Short Term Rates Down, Long Term Rates Up, Economy Down

March 17, 2008

Tweet The Fed’s recent actions to help stabilize economic conditions are not impressing foreigner’s holding US debt instruments. The inflationary actions of the Fed have resulted in foreign buyers of US debt to essentially boycott government auctions for treasuries. Over the past eight weeks, the share of foreign buyers participating in these auctions was somewhere […]

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Lower Interest Rates Should Provide a Short-Term Boost to US REITs

September 21, 2007

Tweet The 50-basis point decrease in interest rates by the Federal Reserve should provide a short-term catalyst for REIT shares to move higher and commercial real estate activity to resume. The rate decrease makes the dividend paying shares of REITs more attractive for the time being. The risk is that it will take some time for […]

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