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Global Market Wrap-Up

Mark Hanna is a private investor and financial commentator, best known as “TraderMark” on Seeking Alpha. He holds an economics degree from the University of Michigan and operates his own website called Fund My Mutual Fund. Considering him a kindred philosophical spirit, Euro Pacific Capital has commissioned Mark to provide daily updates on global markets.

5 Themes for the Week

1) China Moves to Avert Credit Crunch - We mentioned a few weeks ago there was a potential issue percolating in China; the second significant move upward in borrowing rates in half a year. Monday the People...

5 Themes for the Week

1) A Jobs Shocker - Friday saw very curious employment data as the government reported only 74,000 jobs were created versus an expectation of 200,000. Of course the usual caveats - these data points get...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Key Economic Data and Fed Minutes on Deck - There are a few key reports on deck in the United States, with most of the focus on Friday's employment data. But ahead of that is Monday's ISM non-...

5 Themes for the Week

1) A Buyback Binge in Corporate America - With the Federal Reserve making money nearly free, corporate America has been on a buyback binge. In such a low growth environment, buying back shares is one way...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Federal Reserve Surprises with Light Taper - For an institution which now celebrates its so called transparency, the Federal Reserve has been confusing in its relationships of words to action this year....

5 Themes for the Week

1) Euro Zone Manufacturing Diverges - Markets in the U.S. and Europe have begun the week in positive fashion after some mixed results out of the Euro Zone via the key "flash" (initial) purchasing...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Friday's Employment Data; Apparently the U.S. Can Function Despite Government Shutdown - Contrary to the hysteria from the media - and much of the political class - the U.S. economy did not fall off a...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Alan Greenspan Assures Us There is No Bubble Forming - If you have been following Peter Schiff's commentary the past half decade plus you realize he has been far more accurate about calling the turns...