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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) Holiday Shortened Week Usually Bullish - U.S. markets enter the week finishing on highs for the year as the political dysfunction of September is an afterthought and the potential drama returning in...

5 Themes for the Week

1) China Relaxes One Child Policy and Gives Hope for Free-er Markets - China's Shanghai market is opening the week rallying up nearly 3% as some economic and social reforms were announced from the country...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Revisiting Friday's Labor Data - Before we look forward, let us peek back at Friday's October employment data from the government, especially since Federal Reserve watchers now focus so much on...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Twitter IPO - With earnings season beginning to slow down, talk of the week will focus on the Twitter IPO set for this coming Thursday. Twitter has raised the price range for its hotly anticipated initial...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Federal Reserve Meeting & Dollar Hit- The market has taken on an air of arrogance as the Federal Reserve appears to be sidelined at minimum until spring 2014 if not longer and with...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Budget Solution Reached Can Kicked and Impact on the Federal Reserve - Last week we saw the politicians do what they always do. Dance around, wave their feathers around, and in the end "compromise...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Deal or No Deal? - Markets gapped up sharply last Thursday on smoke signals that a deal on the budget impasse would be reached in the coming week or so, however this weekend it appears some of that...

5 Themes for the Week

1) More Sausage Making in D.C. - No meaningful progress was made over the weekend so investors now are looking ahead to mid October when the debt ceiling begins to impact Washington. The assumption remains...

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