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Global Market Wrap-Up

Mark Hanna is a private investor and financial commentator, best known as “TraderMark” on Seeking Alpha. He holds an economics degree from the University of Michigan and operates his own website called Fund My Mutual Fund. Considering him a kindred philosophical spirit, Euro Pacific Capital has commissioned Mark to provide daily updates on global markets.

5 Themes for the Week

1) The Long Awaited Correction? - U.S. markets have been in a significant advance since late 2012. The first quarter of 2013 marked a stall phase, and thus far early in the second quarter there has been a...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Last Friday's Employment Data - With the 192,000 jobs officially added in March, the U.S. hit a milestone of sorts in Friday's employment data; the private labor force finally is back to the size...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Busy Week for U.S. Economic Data - The first week of the month brings many of the most followed U.S. economic reports; here are 3 to key on this week.

  • Tuesday - The U.S....

5 Themes for the Week

1) Purchasing Managers Data from China and Germany Misses; France Rebounds - Early Monday we had key "flash" (initial) purchasing managers data out of two key manufacturing economies, China and...

5 Themes for the Week

1) China Loosens Hold on Currency - There has been a lot of talk in the past 6-12 months coming from the Chinese on moves to more free markets both in their domestic economy and in the currency market. Over...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Friday's Employment Data - After two very weak employment reports in December and January the headline number for February came in better than expected at 175,000. That included an unexpected gain of...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Economic Data in U.S. Continues to be Weak even as Market Rallies - It has been an interesting past two weeks as economic data in the U.S. continues to come in weaker than expected in many areas but all...

5 Themes for the Week

1) U.S. Market with Sharp Rally Even as Economic Data is Mixed - We have seen a very similar pattern in the U.S. market for nearly a year and a half now. After a 4-6% pullback, dip buyers step in, in...