Daily Reading – Wednesday, April 5, 2011

The Slope Of Hope: Will This Breakout Be Different?

Considering the spectacular rise of precious metals today, one big question in my mind is this – – is the breakout in GLD s a real breakout, or a fakeout?

The Slope Of Hope: The Bull Market That Won’t Quit

The Slope Of Hope: Bullish Breakout by Miners

The Slope Of Hope: Options Pr0n

FT Alphaville: Portugal meets its debt ceiling…

…debt ceiling punches back.

FT Alphaville: QEased commodities, chart du jour

That supposedly shows the fastest rise in commodity prices, ever outside of the first oil shock.

FT Alphaville: Yen moves

FT Alphaville: Spain drifts away

It’s Spain of course, which has decoupled from other members of the periphery over the past three months with its bond yields not only tightening against bunds but also falling outright (from a high of 5.45 per cent to just over 5 per cent today.

FT Alphaville: Forecasting the end of fast growth

An NBER working paper by Barry Eichengreen, Donghyun Park and Kwanho Shin released on Monday uses data from 1957 through 2007 to suggest when and why slowdowns occur in fast-growing economies.

The Big Picture: When Do You Fire a Manager?

MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis: Roubini on China’s Unsustainable, Unbalanced Growth Model; China Unexpectedly Hikes Interest Rates to Counter Inflation, Exorbitant Home Prices

Via Email update, Nouriel Roubini sent out a note regarding China’s growth.

The Source: Currencies Market Hosts ‘Lobagola’ Party

Non-believers have long doubted the significance of technical strategy—the dark art of predicting movements in financial markets based on chart patterns. It’s easy to see why.

Felix Salmon: The unexpected T-bill rally

With time rapidly running out before the debt ceiling is reached, and doom-mongering rampant about the disastrous possible consequences of the US Treasury being unable to repay its debts, just look what’s happened to the market in short-term Treasury bills!

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