[Last updated 25 Dec 2014 7:20 PM, to clarify uncertainties about Russian videos]
Depending on economic conditions, this is the time of year for either the “dreaded” or the “celebrated” seasonal Earnings reports that businesses must disclose.
I am looking forward to seeing the many revealing reports on the economies based on the end of calendar year markets’ activities.
I may not be a ritual holiday fan, but I do look forward to the day after Christmas, even if it is because of different reasons than those eyeing holiday cheer…
In the weeks ahead I expect to read more amazing economic statistics.
The U.S. Treasury bond market no longer reflects U.S. economic fundamentals, the historic lows in labor force participation, the synchronized movements in the stock and treasury bond markets, were revealing, as was the synchronized declines in the various exchanges for barrels of crude oil, synchronized markets everywhere we looked!
What this is evidence of is massive capital flows inside computers through financial transaction centers, and in more blunt terms: institutional investors’ HFTs are following central banks desires!
Oh, and more signals to be watching FOR are central banks in the various nations protecting their currencies. Russia and emerging markets will be challenged to maintain currency valuation…
And speaking of emerging markets, please listen to what Evgeny Fedorov, Deputy of Russia’s State Duma and chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship, said about”developing nations”.
To this subject I post the short video on top, however for a more detailed discussion about geopolitics please see the long video below that short video, the videos appear to be different interviews on different days.
I am not sure the translations are accurate, thus please assist in verifying translations.
Short video above, and a detailed geopolitical discussion below.
Obviously the monetary agreements and policies are changed behind closed door meetings and summits of the national treasuries, G7, the G20, the BRICS, the IMF, the ESF, the FSB, and other meetings that we do not get to see!
Thus, we must be alert to the results and events immediately as they occur.