Investment Markets Overview – w/e 9 August 2013

It was a week of rising geo-political tension, aside of the temporary closing of 19 US embassies and consulates within predominantly Muslim countries due to al-Qaeda threats, as spats were re-ignited across the globe. US/Russia relations, already strained of late over Syria and Iran, were pressured further as Obama cancelled his Moscow visit with Putin, no doubt due to Russia providing asylum to the former security contractor turned whistle-blower, Edward Snowden. Next up was a re-hash of last September’s stand-off between China and Japan over the disputed Senkaku Islands, as China sent ships from its recently formed coast guard into Japanese-controlled waters, whilst the tiny British colony of Gibraltar, whose sovereignty has long been disputed by Spain, was back in the news. A month long dispute over fishing rights escalated this week as Spain introduced punitive border delays and threats to impose a border tax, which has resulted in the British Royal Navy being deployed on a visit to the “rock.” To a Socionomist these incidents are not co-incidental, in fact they are to be expected at this stage of deteriorating collective social mood..

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  • Euro-Zone   . . .

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  • Out East   . . .

  • The $US index  . . .

  • Within the commodities complex  . . .

  • Economic data due next week includes  . . .

  • Aside of the global tensions mentioned above, domestic tensions are rising for the US in respect of its central bank.     . . .
     

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    1. Indices Weekly
    2. US Trade Balance vs SPX
    3. UK ILO Unemployment Rate
    4. OZ Base Rate vs OZ CPI + OZ GDP Y on Y
    5. Japanese Yen Spot

Table of 15 Indices, 11 columns of detailed information, for accurate analysis

  “Hidden Tensions Usually Resurface”

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