Daily Investment Interpretations
January 6, 2012
(Friday Night): The
markets closed mixed again today: Jobs
not enough for stocks, Stocks
end mostly lower despite upbeat jobs report, Video
Update: Weekly Market Summary. The NASDAQ Composite gained 4.36
to 2,674.22. The Dow gave
the S&P 500 ratcheted down 3.25 points
to settle at 1,277.81. Oil rose $0.1 to 101.74: Fund
managers slightly less upbeat about oil: data; gold fell $2 to 1,617:
snaps winning streak on dollar, profit-taking. The VIX lost 0.74
points to 21.48.
Jaundiced reaction to jobs
Why stocks fell today: that pesky, multi-year deleveraging
Mark Hulbert writes What if the 2009 bull market is still alive?
Soros: A euro collapse would be worse than '08
Euro struggling, falls through $1.27
Italian 10-year's yields jump back above 7%.
Fitch lowers Hungary's rating by one notch
Xie: China's future depends on sweeping reforms
December payrolls add 200,000 jobs
Jobless rate at 8.5%.
Progress, but still a long way to go
Barclays sees gold peaking at $2,200 in 2012
HSBC lowers 2012 gold forecast 9% to $1,850
Spread play in gold vs. platinum.
Segments where there's hiring going on.
Themes that will shape global markets in 2012
IMF slashes global growth forecast (video)
Gasoline's early, sharp advance
Euro zone to hit Iran where it counts
Leaner military on the way
Special documentary: Europe at the Brink (video)
The rosy, and not so rosy, jobs data in charts
Masking persistent weakness
No rejoicing over finance-job growth
QE3 may ease into summer
Euro stays down after Sarkozy, Monti comments
State of the Markets articles include:
Technical Talk: Both Teams Have Something To Crow About
The Battle Between Good vs. Bad
Thinking The Bulls Will Continue To Run In Near Term? History Says Think Again
Nonfarm Payrolls Report Shows Job Growth In U.S. Improving; Unemployment Falls to 8.5%
Eurozone Confidence Slips in December; Unemployment Steady
German Factory Orders Hit Three-Year Low
Bulls Ignore Europe; Focus on Positive Data
ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Shows Service Sector Continues to Expand
Hungary In Talks With IMF For Emergency Loan