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2010 September at Trader’s Narrative

Archive for September, 2010

Morning Notes For September 27th 2010

The following is a guest post by a buy-side analyst working in a US asset management firm. The author’s comments are in italics. I welcome your feedback in the comments:

Silver Hits 30-Year High – Silver hit US$21.48 per ounce in September, its highest level since October 1980, building on a 26% rise thus far in […]

Here is this weekend’s reading list of economic and market news. To see all the links, go to

How I lost $100,000 trading currencies
Irish & Greek Bond Offers Find Overwhelming Demand
Deflation Survival Guide
Suddenly Everyone Wants to Buy Farmland
China’s Latest Investment Craze
Niall Ferguson: Empires on the Edge of Chaos
Your weekly Conversations with Casey
Dow Theory buy signal […]

Here is this weeks look at the sentiment developments across financial markets:
Sentiment Surveys
After hitting a euphoric tone last week, the retail responders to the AAII survey toned things down a bit. But not much. We are still seeing quite a bit of bullishness with 45% expecting higher prices and only 25% lower prices. This brings […]

The dichotomy between fast emerging markets, like Brazil, and mature markets like the US is quite clear. We’ve looked at the growing chasm both from an economic as well as stock market point of view.
Here’s a short video outlining the strength of the Brazilian market through the Brazil iShares ETF (EWZ):


At the start of the summer the fiscal woes in Europe had hammered the Euro currency and caused the public sentiment for it to fall into an abyss. There was hardly a day without harsh news out of Ireland, Spain, Greece or some other European country which many thought threatened the very future of the […]


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