The Yen – Trade Weighted Valuation Targets

April 29, 2013

This study shows the effective exchange rate and is a measure of the value of a currency against a `basket’ of other currencies, relative to a base date. It is calculated as a weighted geometric average of the exchange rates, expressed in the form of an index. The effective exchange rate indices for sterling and other currencies published by the Bank are based on the method the IMF uses to calculate effective exchange rates for a number of industrialized countries.

The weights used are designed to measure, for an individual country, the relative importance of each of the other countries as a competitor to its manufacturing sector. The trade weights  Read more

Key Earnings for This Week – 236 Important Stocks to Watch

April 29, 2013

Yes, another week that will have hundreds of stocks reporting earnings. Over the past couple of weeks there have been some upside surprises that have pushed up prices remarkably and those that disappointing. It appears that there is still some leeway that investors are Read more

The Economics That Will Shape This Week

April 29, 2013

Earnings season will definitively put some mojo in the volatility index this week, but there are plenty of eco data points that will also be watched closely. As this week is also the beginning of a new month, the jobs numbers will be important.

In fact, this particular report will show whether or not the last disappointing number was anything more than a blip.

Personal income and spending on Monday will provide some color on whether consumers have what it takes to keep the economy moving ahead. The expected drop in Read more

TDI Podcast: Central Banks are Doing What? (#311)

April 28, 2013

This week we explore a hair raising news story that discusses the new direction of some of the world’s central banks. It is quite disturbing and won’t end well. Earnings and Economics are also topics that we explore as well as how to properly set stops/limits in the current market environment. Gold and oil updates as well. Read more


Fireworks Expected

April 28, 2013

This week we will see a great number of important earnings reports. Below is a list of the expected EPS and revenues as well as the changes over Read more

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