abril 3, 2013 § Deja un comentario
Despite a global economic downturn, despite Cyprus situation or a reduction in top line growth for US companies, the markets seems unstoppable.
What is driving the market in this 2013?
Answer: $325 billions.
Pretty much the same driver since 2009…
Interesting fact is the timing of the Fed increases. Like 2011, this 2013 abrupt expansion in the Fed assets seems to be triggered by bad news (Europe).
Just when the patient seems to be waking up, the Fed increases the anesthesia dose.
marzo 12, 2013 § Deja un comentario
Wouldn’t it make sense for the government instead of intervening in the management of PRIVATE schools, to actually concentrate in improving access and quality of public schools?
Wouldn’t better public education put more pressure on private schools to become more affordable? I would think that the government can offer more incentives to great professors than private schools – and I mean not in terms of paychecks… tax credits? loans? Increased mobility for teachers wanting to relocate? Etc., etc.
Harvard-Led Colleges Pile on Faculty Perks as Student Costs Grow
March 12 (Bloomberg) — The University of Chicago paid James Madara $2.5 million in severance when he stepped down in 2009 as medical dean and hospital chief. Madara, who remained on the faculty, later joined the American Medical Association.
Congress is taking a look at such payments following disclosures that Jacob Lew, the new U.S. Treasury secretary, received a $685,000 bonus when he left New York University and had $1.5 million in housing loans from the school.
febrero 14, 2013 § Deja un comentario
Good read from Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stones Mag
noviembre 9, 2012 § Deja un comentario
Interesante la divergencia en Alemania entre la bolsa ($DAX, línea punteada verde), el índice de confianza del consumidor (línea blanca) y el índice de actividad manufacturera (PMI Markit Survey, línea rayada roja).
En un mercado mas normal, y por normal me refiero a un mercado sin las extraordinarias y constantes intervenciones/manipulaciones de los bancos centrales, hubiéramos podido pensar que el mercado de capitales se estaba anticipando a una mejoría en los indicadores económicos. Sin embargo hoy en día me parece que esta relación esta rota y por el contrario no me sorprendería ver un ajuste por parte del $DAX.
noviembre 7, 2012 § Deja un comentario
noviembre 6, 2012 § Deja un comentario
Eurozone downturn deepens at start of Q4 2012, as output continues to contract across the big-four economies
Final Eurozone Composite Output Index: 45.7 (Flash 45.8, September 46.1)
Final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index: 46.0 (Flash 46.2, September 46.1)
The downturn in the Eurozone economy deepened at the start of Q4 2012, with the combined output of the manufacturing and service sectors falling at the fastest pace since June 2009. The Markit Eurozone PMI® Composite Output Index fell to 45.7 in October, down from 46.1 in September and the earlier flash estimate of 45.8. Overall activity has now fallen for nine straight months.
Nations ranked by all-sector output growth (Oct.)
Ireland 55.5 20-month high
Germany 47.7 2-month low
Italy 45.6 7-month high
France 43.5 2-month high
Spain 41.5 2-month high