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The New World Order

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 12th, 2010 8:12 AM |

After three years of economic turmoil, why do I believe we are just now entering the second phase of a protracted economic drag here in the United States? While many economists and analysts would like to parse each and every bit of data that comes across the tape—that is what they do for a living—I believe we are better served to focus on the larger waves and currents at play across our global economic landscape. What do I see? A New World Order.

Do not think for a second that this reality does not have real long term implications for our economy and our people. I am not saying that there will not be enormous economic opportunities for individuals and businesses alike, but the skeletons in our American closet can only be hidden so long. Let’s navigate. (more…)

Chinese Inflation Does Not Mean Global Inflation

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 11th, 2010 8:10 AM |

News this morning that China’s inflation rate has hit a 16-month high is garnering significant attention.

China’s economy is only one-fifth the size of the U.S. economy while China’s population is more than four times that of the United States. In fact, China’s population is approximately one-fifth of the entire world’s population. Clearly, the People’s Republic of China represents a huge growth opportunity in this century.

Bloomberg highlights this inflation news this morning in writing, China Inflation Quickens as Industrial Output Climbs:

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. (more…)

China, Greece, and Germany Rattle Overnight Markets

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 12th, 2010 7:11 AM |

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No rest for the weary.

If you thought yesterday’s nice 1% upward move in our equity markets was a precursor for calmer and stronger markets ahead, think again.

Overnight developments in China, Greece, and Germany are clear signs that our economic landscape remains challenging and our markets remain fragile. Let’s navigate:

1. Looking eastward, China’s central bank raised reserve requirements (interest rates) by 50 basis points (.50%). Why? (more…)






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