Monthly Archives: October 2015

Doublewood: Global Slowdown and China’s Second Child Policy

With the release of 3rd quarter GDP figures throughout the major economies of the world, we can now confirm a global slow-down. Estimates for 4th quarter and next year have also been downwardly adjusted everywhere. In China, those involved with high-level policy-making are only too aware of the severity of the situation. The world is […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/26/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range The theme of the previous week’s tug-of-war market continued in full force Monday-Wednesday last week, making it a total of 9-straight fairly quiet days of tight trading (only 20-30 points) just north of that psychologically important 2,000 level. On Thursday, however, we got a very dovish ECB announcement and […]

Doublewood: George Osborne

George Osborne, the current British Finance Minister (in Britain he is officially called the Chancellor of the Exchequer), is a name to mark down. Even if he does not become a future Prime Minister, he (as did other British ministers before him such as Ernest Bevin and Sir Geoffrey Howe) will nonetheless stand a chance […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/19/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range In somewhat quiet fashion, the markets were able to grind higher for the third straight week last week, as the S&P 500 rose nearly +1%, closing on Friday 10/16 at 2,033 from 2,015 on 10/9. The volatility that we’ve seen and come to expect since late August has completely […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/12/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range We had an explosive week in the markets this past week, as the benchmark S&P 500 rose +3.3% from 1,951 on Friday, 10/2 to 2,015 on Friday, 10/11. The S&P 500 is up roughly +8% or over 140 points from its recent support level lows of ~1,870 (last seen […]

SQUAWK BOX WEEKLY UPDATE – 10/05/15

Markets Performance / Current Trading Range It was another volatile week on Wall Street this past week, with the S&P 500 trading between a nearly 80 point range (over 530 points for the DOW). The S&P 500 closed out 3Q on Wednesday (down 6.9% for the quarter – worst quarter since 2011), but finished the […]

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