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Stalled out job growth could be warning of slowdown but no signal of recession

“There’s a lot of noise in the payroll data,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton” writes Patti Domm for cnbc.com. February’s job growth slowed to a crawl with just 20,000 payrolls added, but it is more the result of temporarily sluggish growth and not a sign of recession.The shockingly weak report was about 160,000 fewer jobs than economists had forecast, but it follows January’s surprisingly strong 311,000 payrolls, which were revised higher by 7,000 workers.At this point, these numbers don’t do that,” said Ward McCarthy, chief financial economist…

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Money has stopped pouring into emerging markets and it could signal a ‘darkest before dawn’ moment

“I like emerging markets, particularly because, in this mess of changing variables, the asset-class level tends to be pleasantly old-fashioned,” Grantham said in September” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Preliminary economic indicators for emerging markets, which have shown signs of stabilization after four quarters of weakness, could signal a “nervy test of the ‘darkest before dawn’ thesis” according to UBS. The bank notes the recent stabilization could signal a bottom for emerging markets, though Asian economic data continues to lag.EM ETF outflows have been concentrated in Asia ex-Japan funds,…

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Why you should be using automated forex signals

“Many forex brokers and independent companies have developed trading systems that offer forex signals telling the user when to buy and sell” reports forexlive.com. Forex trading signals usually operate on a mathematical formula and when parameters are met, a signal is sent out via e-mail or phone.There is nothing wrong with using forex signal providers given you do not have time to trade for yourself.When seeking out a reliable source of forex signals be sure that their data is back tested, and the company has a proven track record.There are…

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The importance of forex trading signals

“Even though, Forex trading signals help you in minimizing risks or losses in Forex trading, it is vital that you have self-confidence that you can do good trading and can gain profits” reports forexlive.com. Why are forex trading signals important?. One of the main advantages of using Forex trading signals is that you need not worry about analyzing the market.However, the truth is that you would not have trained yourself properly in Forex trading.This is taken care of the Forex trading signal providers. Source: forexlive.com

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Facebook Working On WhatsApp P2P Digital Currency

“Citing various sources with knowledge on the matter, The New York Times reported that Facebook is currently working on a coin that users of its WhatsApp could instantly send to friends and family” reports pymnts.com. Facebook, Telegram and Signal are looking to launch their own cryptocurrencies that will allow users to send money internationally on their messaging systems.Telegram, which has an estimated 300 million users worldwide, is also working on a digital coin, as is Signal, an encrypted messaging service popular with technologists and privacy advocates.The social media giant has even…

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There’s ample evidence the Fed’s worst fears about the economy are coming true — and they signal that rate cuts are coming

“On the one hand, that decline could stem from a decrease in expected inflation on the part of market participants” writes David Rosenberg for businessinsider.com. The US economic forecast prepared by the staff for the January FOMC meeting was revised down a little, on balance, primarily reflecting somewhat lower projected paths for domestic equity prices and foreign economic growth.Participants noted that growth of business fixed investment had moderated from its rapid pace earlier last year.Participants noted that financial asset prices appeared to be sensitive to information regarding trade policy tensions,…

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European cyberattacks signal more Russian election meddling: Microsoft

“Recent cyberattacks discovered by Microsoft validate Europe’s fears that Russia, already blamed for meddling in the U.S. presidential election and the Brexit campaign, is aggressively targeting its parliamentary elections this spring” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The European Union’s elections, from May 23-26, give voters in member nations the chance to choose who represents them in its Parliament.Those included notification of attacks across organizational and personal email systems, security training and previews of the latest protective measures through its AccountGuard initiative. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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‘Investable’ cash, the fuel for the stock market, drops to a 20-year low

“The last time investors held as little cash was in December 2017 (also 13%), and the last time investors held less cash (12%) was in December 1999” writes Simon Maierhofer for marketwatch.com. Investable cash is like wood: fuel.History suggests that the lack of available cash is similar to a car’s “low fuel” warning light.Once a month, the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) polls members on their current holdings among five asset categories: stock funds, stocks, bond funds, bonds, cash.It takes wood to keep a fire burning, and it takes…

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Investors are hoarding their biggest piles of cash since the financial crisis — and Bank of America has a surprising take on what that means for the market’s future

“In February, fund managers reported the smallest overweight in equities since September 2016” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. His conclusion is derived from the fund manager survey’s “cash rule.”. The BAML survey included fund managers who oversee a combined $515 billion in assets.According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s fund manager survey for February, the rotation into cash lifted traders’ overweight position to its highest level since the Great Recession in January 2009.After all, more cash means that investors have more dry powder to deploy when they spot an attractive…

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