Geopolitics Archive

Job Losses = Dollar Drop = Oil Rise = Stock Market Crash

The unemployment rate rose from 5.0 to 5.5 in May, and nonfarm payroll employment continued to trend down (-49,000), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor reported today. - May Jobs Report, ...
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So Much For Santa

December 27, 2007  ·  Category: Geopolitics, Market Commentary, Stocks
A confluence of bad news combined to drive down stocks today. First, and most important, was the assasination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto (subscription required).  This reminds everybody of the high level of geopolitical risk in ...
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Stocks Can’t Hold Early Gains; Turkey Approves Sending Troops Into Northern Iraq

October 17, 2007  ·  Category: Geopolitics, Market Commentary
The market has really sold off over the last couple hours.  After being up strongly at the open on strong earnings news from Intel and others, the market has pretty much tanked (Nasdaq Chart). It looks ...
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