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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) U.S. Treasury Rally May be Sending Red Light over Economy - Despite all the talk of a recovering economy the bond market is sending a different message. After holding over 2.60% for the better part of 6...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Major Divergence Between U.S. Large Cap and Small Cap Indexes - For those who follow markets closely, you may have noticed a peculiar situation developing the past month in the U.S. Large cap indexes such...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Massive Dropout Rate in U.S. Labor Force Leads to Larger Drop in Unemployment Rate - On the surface, date that was released Friday would sound bullish - nearly 300K jobs "created" (although many...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Busy Week for Global Economic Data - As the month ends this week, we have a bevy of economic data across the globe which should move markets. There will also be a two day FOMC meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday...

5 Themes for the Week

1) Chinese 1st Quarter GDP Falls to 7.4% in First Quarter - China reported its lowest GDP growth in 18 months last week; this reading was down from the 7.7% reported in the previous quarter. Since there is...

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....