Tag Archives: Europe

‘Kill Them In Their Bedrooms’: Islamic State Calls For Attacks In U.S., Canada, Europe

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST TUE Sep 23, 2014 Updated: 11:42am ‘Kill them in their bedrooms’: Islamic State calls for attacks in US, Canada and Europe JAMES GRIFFITHS james.griffiths@scmp.com PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 September, 2014, 4:01pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 September, 2014, 4:49am Image posted on a militant website shows Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria, […]

Europe, Backed By U.S., Gives Russia Deadline On Ukraine

Europe, Backed by U.S., Give Russia Deadline on Ukraine Move Comes After EU Signs Trade Agreement with Ukraine and Others By Laurence Norman, Lukas I. Alpert and Naftali Bendavid Updated June 27, 2014 6:55 p.m. ET Ukraine’s President Poroshenko, above center, poses with European Union officials Friday in Brussels. Associated Press BRUSSELS—Europe, backed by the […]

S&P To Hit 1900 By Year’s End?, End of EURO? Darkening Digital Future?

Legendary Investor Laszlo Birinyi Raises 2013 S&P Target Price To 1900 Legendary investor Laszlo Birinyi — who has been right on this bull market since late last year and considered one of the best forecasters on the street — has raised his year-end target price on the S&P from 1600 to 1900. Mr. Birinyi sees […]

Eurozone Stuck In Reverse; David Stockman’s New Book

Eurozone Stuck In Reverse; U.S. Equities Likely Benefiting Economic numbers out of Europe this morning were dreadful. Spain cut its 2013 GDP forecast in half to -1% from previous forecast of -0.5% while Spain’s manufacturing shrank at its fastest rate since the fall of 2012. The economic downturn is expected to be deeper and last […]

Markets Are Flashing Some Caution Signals

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WEEKEND INVESTOR March 29, 2013, 3:36 p.m. ET Markets Are Flashing Some Caution Signals By MARK HULBERT Even as the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow industrials this week were rising to new record highs, the Dow Jones Transportation Average wasn’t. That is worrisome. The transportation sector historically has […]

Where Does Stock Mkt Go From Here? IT Spending In 2013

S&P Move Past All-Time High; Portfolio For 2nd Half of 2013; GDP Forecasts The S&P moved past its all-time high of 1565 (reached Oct. 2007) and closed at 1569 on Thursday, March 28 &, the last trading day of the first quarter. The S&P rose over 11% for the quarter & both the DOW & […]

Bail-In Blues: Luxembourg Warns Of Investor Flight From EU

Not really a surprise — if you have been reading my notes. SPIEGEL ONLINEInternational Luxembourg Warns of Investor Flight from Europe Bail-In Blues: Luxembourg Warns of Investor Flight from Europe In Luxembourg, leaders are warning that applying the Cypriot bailout model — a levy on bank deposits — to other crisis-plagued countries could lead to […]

Thur Important & Tense Day For Investors/World Markets

Important & Tense Day For Cyprus/EU Set For Tomorrow (Thur. March 28) Banks are set to re-open tomorrow (Thur)in Cyprus and, lots of nervous/anxious investors/traders around the world will be glued to their television and computer screens to see hold the day unfolds. If we get an orderly. measured situation with little violence or panic […]

Cyprus, A Black Swan Event Unfolding Before Our Eyes?

Cyprus, a Black Swan Event Unfolding Before Our Eyes? I sure hope not and, I wish I knew. There is an old saying, “a boxer is seldom felled by the punch he sees coming.” Or, as Neils Bohr, the theoretical physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1922 once said, “making a prediction is awful […]

Rethinking U.S. Security Strategy

March 24, 2013 Rethinking U.S. Security Strategy By HANS BINNENDIJK http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/opinion/global/rethinking-us-security-strategy.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print The new U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, has asked the Pentagon to review U.S. military strategy in light of budget cuts brought on by deficit reduction and sequestration. That process will eventually draw in Secretary of State John Kerry and will bear the imprint […]