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June 29th, 2012

• A Closer Look at Nokia’s Highly Volatile Bonds
• Across the Yield Curve
• Behind the Curtains of Today’s Release of First Quarter GDP
• Initial Jobless Claims Data Continues to Move Sideways
• Distressed vs Non-Distressed Housing Market Bifurcation
A Closer Look at Nokia’s Highly Volatile Bonds
Posted: 29 Jun 2012 01:00 AM PDT
June 28, 2012 Nokia has seen a lot of downside both in its equities and to an extent in its bonds as well. The company’s equity has taken a substantially big hit and it might turn out to be a good idea to switch from Nokia’s equities to its bonds. Michael Terry from Rubicon Associates [...]

Across the Yield Curve
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 02:00 PM PDT
June 28, 2012 Here’s some articles and post from around the web that we are reading. Enjoy! The relationship between Fed Moves and Treasury Yields by Eric Parnell What to expect from the second half? by Hale Stewart Nokia equity vs bond by Kraken Evils of Prediction and Assumption by J. Bradford DeLong Whats going [...]

Behind the Curtains of Today’s Release of First Quarter GDP
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 12:11 PM PDT
June 28, 2012 The U.S. Department of Commerce’s released its third and final reading for first quarter GDP which was in line with market expectations at 1.9%. The GDP price index was 2.0% which was also in line with general consensus. Here are some important GDP figures based on RBC’s U.S. Daily Economic Updates. The [...]

Initial Jobless Claims Data Continues to Move Sideways
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
June 28, 2012 The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits continues to remain elevated according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Initial jobless claims for the week ending June 23 decreased to 386k people from an upwardly revised 392k people in the previous week. The latest weekly figure slightly surpassed consensus median forecasts [...]

Distressed vs Non-Distressed Housing Market Bifurcation
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:00 AM PDT
by Walter Kurtz – Sober Look June 28, 2012 Some readers have pointed out that the improvement in the housing market they are seeing has been in better neighborhoods and for non-distressed properties. There is no question that we have a bifurcated market. Non-distressed properties are down on average 25% from the peak while the [...]

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