Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stocks primed for more volatility

"Investors will grapple with more turbulence surrounding Europe's deepening debt problems next week and the prospect of another round of dismal data on the faltering U.S. economy.
More volatility is almost guaranteed after the top German official at the European Central bank quit and rumors circulated throughout global markets that Greece will default this weekend. Greece later called the rumor market speculation designed to hurt the euro.
Recent market trading patterns and options activity also suggest August's roller-coaster ride will keep apace throughout September.
Juergen Stark's sudden resignation from the ECB on Friday came after a conflict over the bank's policy of buying government bonds to combat the euro zone's debt crisis, raising questions about a program that has been a key market stabilizer in recent months.
"You can tie our stock market directly to European banks -- the problem they have is sovereign debt exposure," said Jack de Gan, chief investment officer at Harbor Advisory Corp in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
In a light week for earnings with only electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc and diversified manufacturer Pall Corp among S&P 500 companies set to report, investors will eye a batch of data for any clues the economy has regained its footing. Economic readings over the past two months have left little reason for optimism.
But the euro zone, where a two-year sovereign debt crisis has unsettled investors worldwide, will be the real focus. (...)"


Anonymous said...


September 10, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Anonymous said...

Why dont they just chill.I mean everybody is like "omg we alll die".
If they would stop this nervousity the stock market would be way more stable...nice post!

September 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM

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