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Can this latest kick of the can can?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 JUL 2012
... Stability Facility (EFSF)/European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the remainder would not be enough if Italy gets into trouble. Ahh yes, this calls for another "sure, sure" retort once again. Italy's now the latest member that is too big to fail and too ...
Greece chooses pain to pain
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 JUN 2012
... one has again been averted. The same goes for the European summit (yes, another one) in Belgium on the 28th of this one. Ahh... the more things change, the more they stay the same. And what now of QE expectations? Or ECB intervention? Or additional fighting ...
Bulls run
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2012
Didn't they already ban the running with the bulls in Spain? Ahh yes, my bad. The Spanish region of Catalonia only banned bullfighting, but approved running with them. For bullfighting kills bulls, running with them only kills ... ehem, people. I was ...
No money in equities
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2012
... equities were "overbought". If you followed his advice, you would have missed out on the 3.4% gain through the end of March. Ahh, but it's not over till it's over. His Rx is now looking good. The S&P is down 0.4% to date. Given this batting average ...
Mexican standoff
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 MAY 2012
... but warned that it could be lowered again. Looks to me like even the credit raters have lost conviction on their ratings. Ahh well, everyone's hedging their bets these days, why not the credit raters too? We might put also like to put some hedges in ...
Sure 25 but maybe 50
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 1 MAY 2012
... quarter March inflation data show that the economy could afford that largesse anyway. Done! See you at the pub, Governor Glen. Ahh... but that was before Bernie Fraser stepped into the fray and called for a 50 basis point cut in the official cash rate ...
Not the biggest loser
BENJAMIN ONG  |  SUNDAY, 18 MAR 2012
... government spending), Obama's doing the reverse. China perhaps? It's slowing. Yes, but it's not really slowing that much. Ahh but MikeM, you may have hit the nail on the head when you mentioned the dollar A. Leaving aside its dampening impact on the ...
Wen Confucius meets Sun Tzu
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 6 MAR 2012
... shifts its reliance from exports into spurring domestic consumption. PM Wen just acknowledged these. So why the sad face? Ahh yes, because 7.5% think us will not be enough to lift the other boats (some slow, some stalled, some sinking) from the treacherous ...
Better and better
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 2 MAR 2012
... an oil supply shock in the Middle East "would lead to a much stronger and unprecedented disruption of global oil supply". Ahh yes, downside risks and Europe. A view given credence by stats released overnight. The Eurozone's unemployment rate rose to ...
Volatility is MIA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 FEB 2012
... below 20 overnight. This is down from above 20 reading at the start of the year and down, down from last year's high 48. Ahh, but Greece and Europe are so, so... last year. This year, investors have a sunnier disposition. You can feel it in the air. ...
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