Bondhead News Archive

March 01 – March 15

Bondheads Home

Tip: Looking for a particular story or writer???

Hit “control + F” to search














Subsiding The Economist

Greenspan still has our attention Houston Chronicle / Loren Steffy

Market plunge may help investors Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Rick Stouffer

GM savors sweet sales victory USA Today / Chris Woodyard

Fed forecast undercuts Treasury issues Bloomberg via IHT / Deborah Finestone

Do Central Banks Really Inflate? No, Say the Post-Keynesians Ludwig Von Mises institute / Frank Shostak

Treasuries: Take breather in Asia, eyes on jittery stocks Reuters

Treasuries-Jittery stocks give safe-haven bonds a lift Reuters

US economy $ FT / Lex

Frenzied trading takes its toll on markets FT / Christopher Brown-Humes and Gillian Tett

The Stock Market Rediscovers Risk Time / Justin Fox

Las Vegas home sales plummet in January Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Oil prices settle at $62 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle / J. W. Elphinstone

Greenspan vs. Bernanke: Hold your bets Business Week via MSNBC / Marc Hogan

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Gap's 4Q profit plunges 35 percent AP via Houston Chronicle / Michael Liedtke

Stocks Recover But Finish Down / Mark Glassman

Experts Advise Caution, Not Panic, After Dow Drop / Will Swarts

Biggest bond investors bet on rate cut Reuters / Jennifer Ablan

Subprime Mortgage Bond Risk Tumbles as Home Prices Stabilize Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

GM, Toyota February Sales Rise; Ford, Chrysler's Fall Bloomberg / Bill Koenig and Alan Ohnsman

Dell Reports Fourth-Quarter Profit; Sales Total $14.4 Billion Bloomberg / Connie Guglielmo

U.S. Stocks Fall as Global Selloff Worsens; Intel, GM Retreat Bloomberg / Eric Martin

A walk down Wall Street Te Economist

The sky is falling... maybe not CNN / Paul R. LA Monica

Investors urged to ride out storm Chicago Sun Times / Mary Wisniewski

Feds bust major insider trading ring Reuters via CNN

U.S. mortgage rates tumble a second week AP via S. Louis Post Dispatch / Marin Crusinger

Home-price appreciation steady in fourth quarter, report says AP via an Diego Union Tribune / Marcy Gordon

Manufacturing rebounds CNN

Construction Spending in U.S. Decreased 0.8% in January Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

U.S. jobless claims rise unexpectedly Reuters via MSNBC

Dow, Nasdaq Plummet in Early Trading AP via Newsday / Madlen Read

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

If you can’t afford to lose it all; Don’t be in the marts NY Post / John Crudele

Stocks: Unpredictable, as always Philadelphia inquirer / Andrew Cassel

World stocks fall for third day AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Toby Anderson

Countrywide Says Late Payments on Subprime Loans Increased Bloomberg / Will Edwards

Is the S.E.C. Changing Course? NY Times / Stephen Labaton

Thain Blame Game NY Post / Roddy Boyd and Zachery Kouwe

Stock Market Slide Spawns Tales From the Crypt Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Dow futures are down 89 points AP via Houston Chronicle / Tim Paradis

Sears Profit Rises 27% on Increased Apparel Sales Bloomberg / Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Treasuries Gain as Investors Seek Refuge From Falling Stocks Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Fed Doesn't See Subprime Mortgages as Threat Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Income, spending up; so are prices CNN

Personal Incomes, Consumer Spending Rise AP via Baltimore Sun / Martin Crutsinger

Bernanke, Learning From Mistakes, Reassures Markets After Slide Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Scott Lanman

Agita On Wall Street Forbes / Liz Moyer

Crude Oil Prices Rise Above $62 a Barrel AP via Chicago Tribune / George Jahn

Gold Rises in Asia as Possible Iran Sanctions Spur Haven Buying Bloomberg / Jesse Riseborough

Greenspan Says U.S. Recession `Possible, Not Probable' Bloomberg / Jason Clenfield and Kiyori Ueno

Dow plunge too harsh to ignore Marketwatch / David Callaway

Calm Returns to Market, but Worries Persist Over Subprime Loans NY Times / Jenny Anderson and Vikas Bajaj

Asia extends losses despite Dow recovery FT

Illegal Immigrants and the Housing Bubble Lew Rockwell / Mark Thornton

Yen Gains as Investors Increase Purchases of Japanese Bonds Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

India's New Economy Must Now Pay to Rebuild Old Bloomberg / Andy Mukherjee


Bernanke heads into the unknown Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Globalization and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Fed doesn't need new playbook because of globalization: Bernanke Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke: Globalization doesn't hurt Fed AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jeannine Aversa

How (not) To Fix the Subprime Mortgage Collapse Bullion Vault via Safehaven / Adrian Ash

US business loans rose $3.5 bln in latest week-Fed Reuters

U.S. Regulators Urge Scrutiny of Subprime Mortgages Bloomberg / Jesse Westbrook

Stocks post worst week in over 4 years AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Tim Paradis

U.S. Stocks Drop as Consumer Confidence Falls; Treasuries Rise Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Capital Supply And American Prosperity Ludwig von Mises / Ludwig von Mises

Does Market Turmoil Change the Outlook? Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

U.S. Stocks Head for Worst Weekly Decline Since August 2004 Bloomberg / Eric Martin

Stocks get hammered, day 2 CNN / Alexandra Twin and Rob Kelley

Bear With Us / Mark Glassman

Wall Street Slides As Yen Rallies AP via Newsday / Joe Bel Bruno

Red Tuesday, Part Deux National Review / Jerry Bowyer

Global Warming, China and Taxes All to Blame for the Slump / Donald Luskin

Pursestrings Tight, Say Credit Managers / Stephen Taub

Investors flee equity mutual funds Marketwatch / Ciara Linnane,

RBC has record quarterly profit, raises dividend Globe and Mail / Andrew willis

Structural Capital Outflows from Asia Ex-Japan Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

More Central Banks Diversify Away from the $ The Gold Forecaster via Safehaven / Julian D. W. Phillips

Yen surges as carry trade is curtailed FT / Christopher Brown-Humes and Paul J Davies

Gold ends lower, down over $42 for the week Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

That golden slope of hope Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Canada: Economy grinds to slowest pace in three years Globe and Mail / Tavia Grant

Japan inflation falls to zero in January FT / David Pilling

Japanese interest rates $ FT / Lex

Bonds rise on safe haven bid from stocks Reuters / John Parry

Poole Says Fed Policy Better Positioned to Deal With Oil Shocks Bloomberg / Anthony Massucci and Heather Walsh

Gauge of U.S. economy higher in Feb 23 week – ECRI Reuters

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dresdner Advises Aggressive `Underweight' in Stocks Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

Storm Warnings For CEOs Forbes / Harold Burson

Bush Can Only Push So Far On Farm Bill Forbes / Oxford Analytica

TX: Glut of homes won't stop new starts Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Regulators tighten rules for mortgage lenders Reuters

Energy Prices and the U.S. Business Cycle Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed's Poole says no recession coming Reuters via CNN

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Dow, Nasdaq Slide in Early Trading AP via Chicago Tribune / Joe Bel Bruno

Sometimes markets go a little crazy Baltimore sun / Jay Hancock

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index Fell to 91.3 in February Bloomberg / Joe Richter

US Feb consumer mood dims more than expected-UMich Reuters

Oil prices steady after overnight gains AP via Houston Chronicle / George Jahn

Gold Heads for Biggest Drop Since January on Equity Slide Bloomberg / Pham-Duy Nguyen

Wall Street charges recall heyday of insider trading LA Times / Walter Hamilton and Thomas S. Mulligan

A Big Splash On Wall Street Forbes / Liz Moyer

Insider-Trading Ring Bust May Fuel Hedge-Fund Concern Bloomberg / David Scheer

Utah leads in home price growth Bloomberg via LA Times

SEC to Redo Muni Rules Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

The world should stop pampering the Chinese Taipei Times / Yu Maochun

Foreclosures rising among high-risk US mortgages Christian Science Monitor / Alexandra Marks and Ron Scherer

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Almost `Junk,' Their Own Traders Say Bloomberg / Shannon D. Harrington

Greenspan Is Still Able to Move Markets NY Times / Edmund L. Andrews

Financial industry Perspectives Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Unfazed, small investors stay in China's market Christian Science Monitor / Peter Ford

Russia: Stock Market Sheds 10% in 3 Days Moscow Times / Simon Shuster

Yen Poised for Best Week in 14 Months as Carry Trade Unwinds Bloomberg /  Chris Young and Kosuke Goto

Where Even Ethiopia Is Doing Better Than Asia Bloomberg / William Pesek

Greenspan uses 'R' word again. Someone shut him up before he does serious damage Independent / Jeremy Warner

Japan's Inflation Slows to Zero as Oil Prices Decline Bloomberg / Mayumi Otsuma

Australia's Retail Sales Rise 0.9% on Jobs Surge Bloomberg / Hans van Leeuwen


China's market myths Glove and Mail / Geoffrey York and Boyd Erman

Bernanke Says Globalization May Push Inflation Higher Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Vivien Lou Chen

The Gold-Plated Sting Lew Rockwell / Gary North

Fed must pay ‘greater attention’ to global forces FT / Krishna Guha

Fed doesn't need new playbook: Bernanke Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Bernanke Trying To Fill Greenspan's Shoes CBS News

A Growing Chorus On Risky Mortgages Washington Post / Nancy Trejos

Navigating the home loan maze Rocky mountain News / John Rebchook

Weak Fridays Dynamic Trading via Safehaven / Jay DeVincentis

FL: Rich Venezuelans heading to Florida Aberdeen News / Laura Wides-Munoz

Treasuries Post Biggest Weekly Gain Since September on Safety Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Banks and Bubbles IV: Sudden Junk Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

JPMorgan Chase, Large U.S. Banks Have Ratings Raised by Moody's Bloomberg / Joseph N. DiStefano and Steven Bodzin

Volatility is normal, Paulson says AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Martin Crutsinger

Motorola CEO Got $13.2M as Profits Fell AP via Newsday / Dave Carpenter

Yen Posts Biggest Gain Since 2005 on Unwinding of Carry Trades Bloomberg / Min Zeng and Ye Xie




Property derivatives poised for US launch FT / David Oakley

Japanese stocks fall sharply at midday AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

Palm said to be exploring strategic options CNN and Reuters

When the Wolf Is Polite Enough to Knock Wall Street Journal / Jonathan Clements

Why all the frenzy over Shanghai? Marketwatch / Sage Brennan

China's Quirky Stock Market Finally Matters Washington Post / Ariana Eunjung Cha

When the Market Shudders, It's Quality Time Wall Street Journal / Gregory Zuckerman and Jaclyne Badal

Stat of The Week Wall Street Journal

New rules to prompt surge in trading FT / Anuj Gangahar

Unpaid Taxes Equal $2,680 Per Household AP via Newsday / Jim Abrams

OH: Mortgage lenders tighten up Cincinnati Enquirer / James McNair

MI: Experts: State may not regain jobs for years Lansing State Journal / Tim Martin

NC: Hotel occupancy sets January record Charlotte Observer / Adam Bell

A matter of perspective Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

Appetite for danger wanes LA Times / Tom Petruno

Paulson Says Foreign Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Pose No Threat Bloomberg / Christopher Swann

Employment Growth Slowed in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Vince Golle

CA: A cooling trend in real estate flipping LA times / Jennifer Lisle

MA: Housing market to heat up? Sellers, agents hope spring sales will be spectacular Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

NV: Slack of Appreciation Las Vegas Review Journal / Hubble Smith

Reverse mortgages move into high gear LA Times / Tom Kelly

Investors ought to learn a lesson from market’s bad day Marketwatch / Chuck Jaffe

There are plenty of places to place the blame for market's crash Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Don't Take Market for Granted Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeff Brown

Stocks: Expect more anxiety CNN / Alexandra Twin

Love for Home Depot has run its course Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

No time To Panic NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

Fundamentals, Not Hybrid, Caused The Plunge NY Post / John Crudele

Market drop a reality check for U.S. investors AP via Modesto Bee / Joe Bel Bruno

Don't panic, market experts say, but be alert Chicago Tribune via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Andrew Countryman

Treasury secretary expresses confidence in economy AP via Houston Chronicle

Subprime Virus On Wall Street Forbes / Liz Moyer

How 2% Is A Lot NY Post / Gregory Bresiger

Taiwan's Inflation Probably Accelerated by Most in 14 Months Bloomberg / Theresa Tang

Boomers beware Orlando Sentinel / Richard Burnett

Are Home Builders Out of the Basement Yet? NY Times / Vivian Marino

Shanghai What-If: How a Shock Can Become a Shock Wave NY Times / Eduardo Porter

Sit Down for a Chat With Hedge Fund Movers NY Times / Stephen Kotkin

UK: Firms urge Bank: keep rates on hold Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart


Fed governor says market discipline working well FT / Krishna Guha

World's most expensive cities CNN / Les Christie

Recession in 2007: Nothing to Laugh At Daily Reckoning via Fiend’s SuperBear Page / Bill Bonner

Commodities hit hard as risky assets shed FT /Gillian Tett, Kevin Morrison and Richard Beales

Carry trade $ FT / Lex

Subprime delinquency woes worry CMBS market Reuters / Ilaina Jonas and Julie Haviv

The Plankton Theory Meets Minsky Pimco / Paul McCulley

GSE reform would not slash investments-regulator Reuters / Patrick Rucker

Interest rates fall at weekly auction AP via Houston Chronicle

Community Banks: The Continuing Importance of Relationship Finance Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Market Liquidity: Definitions and Implications Federal Reserve Board / Kevin M. Warsh

Fed Officials Reiterate Confidence in U.S. Economy, Markets Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Anthony Massucci

U.S. Fed policymakers' recent comments Reuters

Subprime woes: How far, how wide? CNN / Chris Isidore

Mortgage Woes Seep Beyond Subprime Lenders Forbes / Joshua Lipton

Wall Street Wobbles Again Forbes / R.M. Schneiderman

Stocks Extend Losses On Mixed Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Dow Ends Down 64 After Erratic Session AP via LA Times / Madlen Read

US online help-wanted ads up in February, report says Reuters

Slowing economy may halt gas price rise Reuters via CNN

GMAC’s Subprime Stake May Hurt Cerberus NY Post / Roddy Boyd

Online brokerages set to post record volume levels linked to market plunge AP via

California vehicle sales dropped 5/1% in 2006 San Jose Business Journal

Liquidity, Volatility and Financial Markets Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Inflation, Financial Stability and Economic Growth Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / William Poole

Fed keeping faith with U.S. productivity miracle Reuters via San Diego Union Tribune / Alister Bull

Review and Preview Morgan Stanley / Ted Wieseman

CreditSights Ditches Moody's `Worthless' Bank Ratings Bloomberg / John Glover

Stocks Mixed at Midday / Mark Glassman

Blue chips edge up as investors seek bargains Reuters

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Democrats consider tax cuts and credits for middle class South Florida Sun Sentinel / Joel Havemann and Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Benign Economic Fundamentals Will Reign Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

Michigan to dodge recession this year, economist says Detroit Free Press / Alejandro Bodipo-Memba

China: The Heavy Lifting of Chinese Rebalancing Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

TREASURIES-Soft services spark no rally as stocks stabilize Reuters

U.S. ISM Services Index Fell to 54. Last Month From 59 Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

A Little Bad Luck May Mean Big Woes for Economy Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Stocks Extend Plunge in Early Trading AP via Forbes / Madlen Read

Barnes & Noble Sees Profit Below Analysts' Estimates Bloomberg / Carol Wolf

AMD Warns It Won't Meet 1Q Outlook AP via Forbes

Love for Home Depot has run its course Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Alternative Tax Is Like Killing the Swamp Thing Bloomberg / John F. Wasik

U.S. Treasury Secretary starts Asia tour AP via Dallas Fort worth Star Telegram / Hans Greimel

Speeches & Testimony FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

A New Worry For Wall Street Forbes / Liz Moyer

HSBC full-year profit up 5 pct. in 2006 AP via Houston Chronicle / Jane Wardell

Oil Prices Fall More Than $1 a Barrel LA Times

Dollar hits 3-month low against yen AP via Houston Chronicle / Carl Freire

Central Bankers Signal Markets' Turmoil Won't Bring Rate Cuts Bloomberg / Rich Miller, John Fraher and Matthew Benjamin

U.S. Notes Gain as Investors Seek Safety, Bet on Fed Rate Cut Bloomberg / Wes Goodman and Kevin Lim

Chicago Traders Beat Goldman, Deutsche in Predicting Job Growth Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Correction: this could become a crash after all Guardian / Larry Elliott

How a small shock upset the apple cart Independent / Stephen King

Putnam, Citigroup, UBS Unshaken by Global Rout, Say Buy Stocks Bloomberg / Michael Tsang and Daniel Hauck

Mysterious movement in gold market Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Mutual Funds Get Busy Signal From Analysts Chasing Hedge Funds Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

UK: Brown accused of hitting competitiveness Guardian / Ashley Seager

Crude Oil Falls for a Second Day on Concern Growth May Slow Bloomberg / Angela Macdonald-Smith

Yen Rises on Speculation Investors Are Reducing Riskier Trades Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Stanley White

Japan's Company Investment Accelerates in 4th Quarter Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

China Targets Economic Growth of 8 Percent This Year Bloomberg / Yanping Li and Zhang Dingmin


Paulson says global economy is strong AP via Beaufort Gazette / Kelly Olson

CA: Use of option-ARM loans on the rise Contra Costa Times / Barbara E. Hernandez

MD: Homes prices ease a tad in Md. Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

Shirley, Commerce is Having Trouble NY Post / John Crudele

Investors might err in selling in plunge AP via Beaufort Gazette / Tim Paradis

The Market Declined After a Key Nasdaq Sell Signal / James B. Stewart

James Turk: $720 Gold in Two Months Dollar Collapse via Safehaven / John Rubino

GSE Portfolios, Systemic Risk, and Affordable Housing Federal Reserve Board / Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke: Fannie, Freddie threaten economy Reuters via CNN

Bernanke seeks tougher regulation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac AP via Houston Chronicle / Jeannine Aversa

Greenspan risks new row with Fed FT / Krishna Guha

Subprime lending $ FT / John Authers

Equities look overvalued, but where is the turning point? $ FT / Martin Wolf

Dow Ends Up 157 on Overseas Gains AP via LA Times / Joe Bel Bruno

OH: Mortgages drop to 52-week low Cincinnati Enquirer

UK: Rate rises fail to dent spending BBC News

UK: Retail sales hold up despite rise in interest rates Guardian / Angela Balakrishnan

Stocks recovery erodes safe-haven appeal Reuters / Lucia Mutikani

Treasury prices fall as stocks recover AP via Houston Chronicle

Credibility and Commitment Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia / Charles I. Plosser

Plosser: Fed should be committed to low inflation Reuters

Stocks Strengthen In Midday Trade, But Volume Lags Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Meanie Greenie Can't Derail Rally Forbes / Matthew Kirdahy

J.P. Morgan chiefs defend the investment bank Marketwatch / David Weidner

CO: Foreclosures not as bad as reported Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

European Central Bank eyes key interest rate hike AP via Houston Chronicle / Matt Moore

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Paulson Says Bad Debts in the U.S. to Be Contained Bloomberg / Kevin


The yen also rises The Economist

The big bet that could melt Wall Street CNN / Grace Wong

Canada: Bank of Canada keeps target for the overnight rate at 4 1/4 per cent Bank of Canada

Labour pains The Economist

Gold advances on Asia, Europe rebound Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong & Polya Lesova

US chain store sales rise in latest week-Redbook Reuters

U.S. Economy: Productivity Revised Lower, Price of Labor Jumps Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Worker Productivity, Salaries Increase AP via Washington Post / Martin Crutsinger

Pimco Wins, Procter & Gamble Loses as Turmoil Spreads Bloomberg / Caroline Salas

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Wall Street Rises After Gains Overseas AP via Orlando Sentinel / Joe Bel Bruno

Expect the bull, prepare for the bear Money via CNN / Michael Sivy

As Housing Goes Bust, Lenders Become Predators? Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

GM May Take Almost $1 Billion Charge for Mortgages, Lehman Says Bloomberg / Greg Bensinger

MA: Surge at pump may signal looming economic woes Boston Herald / Jay Fitzgerald

Dynamic Duo Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Greenspan Sees `One-Third Probability' of Recession This Year Bloomberg / Craig Torres

MSRB Eyes New Rules For NIIDS Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Productivity in U.S. Probably Rose Less Than First Reported Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Advisers' hasty retreat may be a good sign Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

G.O.P. Shift Is Seen on Trade NY Times / Steven R. Weisman

Lobbying Bill Sparks Populist Uprising -- on Both Sides Washington Post / Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

S. Koreans Snap Up U.S. Homes, Sparking Capital Exodus Concerns Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha

Is Gold an Inflation Hedge? Lew Rockwell / Robert Blumen

Yen Falls Most Versus Euro in 17 Months; Japan's Stocks Rebound Bloomberg / Stanley White and Ron Harui

Thailand's Economic Growth Slowest in Almost 2 Years Bloomberg / Anuchit Nguyen



Skeletons in the stock market Marketwatch / Jonathan Burton

Fund Of The Devil, Friend Of Mine Forbes / James Altucher

Hedge funds generate gains in February, HFR says Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Coal will have role to play in nation's energy future Baltimore Sun / Jay Hancock

Liquidity: The market is drowning in it Philadelphia inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Oil prices remain flat in Asian trading AP via Houston Chronicle

Yen’s rebound defies carry trade fears FT / David Pilling, Peter Garnham and Gillian Tett

High-yield debt $ FT / Lex

JGB futures firmer on Treasuries, 5-yr auction eyed Reuters / Rika Otsuka

ECB Expected to Raise Key Interest Rate AP via Baltimore Examiner

Modest Job Growth May Turn Sluggish, Latest Data Suggest Investors Business Daily / Kirk Shinkle

Blinder Says Greenspan Is `Stepping' on Message of Bernanke Fed Bloomberg / Steve Matthews and Michael McKee

Fed's Moskow: economy strong, rate hikes possible Reuters / Ros Krasny

U.S. Economic Outlook Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago / Michael H. Moskow

Chicago Fed Letter Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Beige Book Paints A Rosy Picture Forbes / R.M. Schneiderman

Economic Bulletins From Federal Reserve AP via Newsday

Fed spies signs of slower growth Reuters / Alister Bull

Economy Grows in Most Areas of U.S. AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

U.S. Mint Goof Creates 'Godless Dollars' AP via Newsday / Joann Loviglio

Speeches & Testimony FDIC / Sheila C. Bair

Money market fund assets at record $2.391 trillion Reuters

Predictive power of charts FT / John Authers

UK: Insider trading still widespread in London $ FT / Barney Jopson, Robert Orr and Brooke Masters

White House could force trade agenda FT / Eoin Callan and Alan Beattie

Stocks Dip In Light Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Gas Jumps Over $3 in Parts of Two States AP via Baltimore Sun / Jordan Robertson

AMT: Middle-class more at risk than millionaires CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

Beige Book Federal Reserve Board

Greenspan: Yen 'carry trade' can't last Reuters via CNN

Consumer credit up in January AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Martin Crutsinger

Dow stumbles after CEO predicts bad year ahead LA Times / Tom Petruno

New Jersey Lawmakers Bid to Have, Eat Turnpike Cake Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

ECB Should Scrap Interest-Rate Increase This Week Bloomberg / Matthew Lynn

Dollar Depreciates in February Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Private sector adds 57,000 jobs in Feb Reuters

Early Indication For February Jobs Is Frosty Forbes / R.M. Schneiderman

Treasury Yields Trade Near 3-Month Low as Investors Seek Safety Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert

Treasurys get a bid as stocks weaken from highs Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Bond Risk Falls as Growth Concerns Ease, Default Swaps Show Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

Bond prices edge up in wait for payrolls Reuters / John Parry

DEPFA to Buy U.S. Muni Arm Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

SEC’s New Muni Initiative Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Should The Fed Set An Open Target For Inflation? 24/7 Wall Street / Ryan Barnes

Stocks Flat in Midday Trading

U.S. Stocks Resume Slide on Gain in Oil Prices, Economy Concern Bloomberg / Michael Patterson

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Dollar flat vs. euro, down vs. yen Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

Crime Ring Used TD Ameritrade, Schwab in Online Fraud Bloomberg / Bradley Keoun and David Scheer

U.S. MBA's Mortgage Applications Index Increased 7.3% Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

CO: Foreclosure reports don't add up Rocky Mountain News / John Rebchook

Europe's high-priced life The Economist

Greenspan's Long Shadow Needs to Shrink, Management Gurus Say Bloomberg / James M. O'Neill

Economy pulled in two directions between slowing growth, stubborn inflation AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Martin Crutsinger

CO: Foreclosures drag down neighbors Denver Post / Aldo Svaldi

Refinance Applications Jump As Mortgage Rates Decline Mortgage Bankers Association

Castro's revenge: The Cuban oil rush Fortune via CNN / Carolyn Whelan

Oil Prices Hover Near $62 a Barrel LA Times

Analysing analysts $ FT / Lex

Stocks Little Changed in Early Trading AP via Newsday / Tim Paradis

Big comeback for stocks, but ... CNN / Alexandra Twin

America's best car company Fortune via CNN / Alex Taylor III

McDonald's goes for a higher-end burger South Florida Sun Sentinel / John Schmeltzer

Congress Takes On Credit Cards Forbes / Brian Winfield

Small moves could trigger IRS audits LA Times / Cyndia Zwahlen

China Cracks Down on `virtual Money' AP via Newsday / Joe McDonald

An economy turns on miners' shovels Dallas Morning News / Jim Landers

How long will US consumers keep buying? Christian Science Monitor / Ron Scherer

Gold timers' despair Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

High-risk lenders problems may yield bank woes Boston Herald /  Jay Fitzgerald

Housing Rebound Elusive as Market Fails to Reduce Lost Deposits Bloomberg / Kathleen M. Howley

MA: 2007 may turn into banner year for foreclosing Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

MA: Homes; Mortgage troubles attract schemers Boston Herald / Scott Van Voorhis

U.S. Treasuries Rise; Drop in Japan's Stocks Spurs Risk Concern Bloomberg / Kevin Lim and Oliver Biggadike

Now Greenspan thinks there is a one-third probability of recession in the United States Independent / Jeremy Warner

U.K. Consumer Optimism Barely Rose in February, Nationwide Says Bloomberg / John Fraher

SEC could widen access to US investors $ FT / Jeremy Grant

Paulson, in Asia, Visits Supposed Eye of Storm Bloomberg / William Pesek


What Job Numbers Say Abut The Economy NY Post / John  Crudele

We all fall down The Economist

Employers downshift out of hire gear CNN / Chris Isidore

Jobs: A February Cooling Trend? Business Week via MSNBC / Rick MacDonald

US mortgage rates unchanged on Thursday – BestInfo Reuters

America's next hot neighborhoods Business Week via MSNBC / Maya Roney

Funds grab large share of US Treasuries $ FT / Richard Beales in New York and Gillian Tett

Inflation trends and the role of central bankers $ FT / Stephen Cecchetti and Anil Kashyap

It's behind you The Economist

Stocks end the day broadly higher LA Times / Tom Petruno

Vonage Told to Pay Verizon $58 Million Over Patents Bloomberg / Jeff St.Onge and Amy Thomson

Hints, tips and handcuffs The Economist

Canada: Meeting Global Economic Challenges: The Need for Flexibility Bank of Canada / David Dodge

EU: Summit surrenders The Economist

UK: A surfeit of beef The Economist

UK: Interest rates steady after drop in inflation Guardian / Mark Tran

U.S. household wealth rises in 4th quarter Reuters

U.S. 30-, 15-year mortgage rates lower in latest week Reuters

Forbes touts economy's 'juice' Bradenton Journal / Sara Kennedy

Traders Embrace Global Rally / Mark Glassman

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Surge In Morning Trade Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

A return to the rally CNN

Top-Rated Subprime Mortgage Bond Premiums Reach 14-Month High Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Bond Risk Falls for 3rd Day as Rout Recedes, Default Swaps Show Bloomberg / Hamish Risk and Shannon D. Harrington

Treasuries Decline as Stock Gains Reduce Rate Cut Speculation Bloomberg / Annie Pinkert and Elizabeth Stanton

TREASURIES-Bond prices down as stock markets rise Reuters / John Parry

Taiwan: HSBC to debut on offshore bond exchange Taipei Times / Amber Chung

MN: Minnesota cracks down on cozy ties between title firms, real estate agents St. Paul Pioneer Press / Jennifer Bjorhus

CA: Housing recovery still months away AP via Long Beach Press Telegram / Jeremy Herron

WA: Prices rise despite glut of homes Tacoma News Tribune / Devona Wells

PA: Get used to it: Gas prices to keep rising Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Patricia Sabatini

IL: New auto sales continuing to sputter locally Chicago Tribune / Jim Mateja

MI: State jobless rate slips below 7% Detroit News / Louis Aguilar

Trichet Says ECB Rates Still on `Accommodative Side' Bloomberg / Simone Meier and Matthew Brockett

Fed Finds Soft Spots In U.S. Economy Washington Post / Nell Henderson and Cecilia Kang

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

Trends in Financial Market Concentration and Their Implications for Market Stability pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York / Nicola Cetorelli, Beverly Hirtle, Donald Morgan, Stavros Peristiani, and Joao Santos

Global interest rates in 2007 Reuters

Stocks snap back CNN

Dow industrials rise to triple-digit gain Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Retailers in rally mode; Wal-Mart misses it Marketwatch / Jennifer Waters

Costco 2Q earnings decline 16 percent AP via Philadelphia Inquirer

China's Tail Wags the U.S. Dog? C'mon Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Asia woes show little similarity to '97 crisis LA Times / Don Lee

McDonald's reports stronger sales Chicago Tribune

Jobless claims fall AP via Dallas Morning News

U.S. Retail February Sales Trail Estimates on Weather Bloomberg / Andria Cheng

N. Texas home sales fall 8% Dallas Morning News / Steve Brown

Gold rises, but firmer dollar caps gains Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Orange costs tough to swallow Denver Post / Kristi Arellano

Oil Prices Fluctuate on U.S. Supply Data LA Times

Exxon and Big Oil’s challenge $ FT / Lex

NYSE's Thain Plans to Increase Derivatives Trading Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

ECB lifts eurozone interest rates to 3.75% FT / Neil Dennis

Bank of England maintains interest rate AP via Houston Chronicle

ECB May Raise Benchmark Rate, Leave Door Open for Another Step Bloomberg / Matthew Brockett

Tower Under Scrutiny Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

Democrats Look for Permanent AMT Fix Washington Post / Lori Montgomery

Economists Forecast U.S. Growth to Pick Up, Fed to Stay on Hold Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra and Andy Burt

Fed view unaltered by patchy slowdown FT / Eoin Callan

Treasuries Fall; Rally in Asian Stocks Eases Sell-Off Concerns Bloomberg / Kevin Lim and Oliver Biggadike

Dresdner Strategist Edwards Is Often Wrong, Always Opinionated Bloomberg / Alexis Xydias

New Zealand Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to 7.5% Bloomberg / Tracy Withers

Yen Erases Gains Against Euro Before ECB Interest-Rate Meeting Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

UK rates tipped to stay on hold BBC News

South Korea Keeps Rate Steady at 4.5% as Growth Slows Bloomberg / Kim Kyoungwha


The Worst is Far from Over! Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

February Jobs / Employment Data Mish’s Global Economic Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Top funds stand by subprime bet Money via CNN / Penelope Wang

Subprime Defaults Are `Beginning of Wave,' Bies Says Bloomberg / Alison Vekshin and Anthony Massucci

Liquidity and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Understanding the Evolving Inflation Process Federal Reserve Board / Donald L. Kohn

Countrywide Financial ends no down payment lending Reuters

Subprime loans come home to roost $ FT / Saskia Scholtes

Jobs growth not as soft as feared Reuters / Mark Felsenthal

Subprime Mortgage Lending FDIC

Comments on "Understanding the Evolving Inflation Process" Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond / Jeffrey M. Lacker

Update on China: A Monetary Policymaker's Report Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fed's Lacker:Inflation expectations may not be anchored Reuters

Fed's Stern says no spillover from subprime woes Reuters

Foreign markets may change face of U.S. manufacturing Chicago Sun times / Cheryl V. Jackson

NYSE Won't Follow Nasdaq in Reducing Trading Fees Bloomberg / Edgar Ortega

AMD's well may be running dry AP via Beaufort Gazette

Wall Street Edgy on Mixed Economic Data AP via Washington Post / Joe Bel Bruno

Friday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Home prices: Don't expect quick rebound CNN / Chris Isidore

The Capex Conundrum Morgan Stanley / Richard Berner

Job growth slows to 97,000 in February Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Wholesale inventories rebound in January Marketwatch / Robert Schroeder

Goldman Sachs: Not so golden CNN / Grace Wong

MO: Revision brightens area labor statistics St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

‘JPY Carry Trades’ the Undeserved Scapegoat Morgan Stanley / Stephen Jen

There Are Big Problems With Ethanol, Namely Corn Supply Smartmoney / Igor Greenwald

Oil Prices Fall Ahead of OPEC Meeting AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer

S.C. jobless rate 2nd-worst AP via Charlotte Observer

EU: Heading for Another Rate Hike Morgan Stanley / Elga Bartsch

Green China? Morgan Stanley / Stephen Roach

Inflation pressures fell in February: ECRI Reuters

Unemployment Rate Declines in February AP via Forbes / Jeannine Aversa

Job growth weakest in 2 years but ... CNN

Trade Deficit Slides 3.8 Percent in Jan. AP via LA Times / Martin Crutsinger

Two-Year Treasuries Fall Most Since November on Jobs Report Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

Subprime Mortgage Bonds Extend Drop as Dealers Cut CDO Funding Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Bond prices drop after solid jobs report Reuters / John Parry

US junk bond funds report $11 mln net outflow Reuters

Don't Bury Bond Auction Sales, They Aren't Dead Yet Bloomberg / Joe Mysak

Corporate Bond Risk Rises in Europe, Credit-Default Swaps Show Bloomberg / Hamish Risk

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

See Market Wisdom in This Child's Morality Tale Bloomberg / John M. Berry

Rising Subprime Mortgage Defaults Add to Unsold Homes Inventory Bloomberg / Brian Louis

Analysts' Divide, NYSE's Trading, SEC's Targets Bloomberg / David Wilson

Demand for corn driving up meat prices AP via Houston Chronicle / Libby Quaid

Dollar inches up vs yen before U.S. jobs data Reuters / Eric Burroughs

MSRB Could Run CPO Bond Buyer / Lynn Hume

7th anniversary of the beginning of a painful lesson Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Winners Amid Gloom and Doom NY Times / Jenny Anderson

I.R.S. Letting Tax Lawyers Write Rules NY Times / David Cay Johnston

Yen Heads for Weekly Loss; Asian Stock Climb Spurs Carry Trades Bloomberg / Ron Harui and Chris Young

BOJ, Fukui Must Go Radical to End Debt Crunch Bloomberg / William Pesek



Downturn illustrates global vulnerability LA Daily News / Barbara Correa

Cry not for mortgage lenders Denver Post / Al Lewis

Woozy bull faces test CNN / Alexandra Twin

This oil is worth its salt AP via Houston Chronicle / Kristen Hays

Greenspan still the guru, now with recession twist AP via Washington Times / Martin Crutsinger

China may sell U.S. bonds Chicago Tribune / William Sluis

Oil Prices Fall More Than $1 a Barrel AP via Washington Post

Gas Sippers 2007 Marketwatch / Ron Amadon

CA: Businesses pinched as commercial rents soar in Southland LA Times / Roger Vincent

FL: Orange crop to decline again AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Jim Ellis

Treasuries Decline for First Time in Six Weeks as Stocks Rise Bloomberg / Elizabeth Stanton and Annie Pinkert

Troubles Hit Real Estate at High End NY Times / Christine Haughney

U.S. Stocks Rebound This Week, Recouping Some of Rout's Losses Bloomberg / Nick Baker

Yen Falls Versus Dollar, Euro This Week as Carry Trade Returns Bloomberg / Ye Xie


Managers moving tactically favor stocks over bonds Marketwatch / Murray Coleman

When lending practices create bubbles, expect them to burst Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Business Pushes Back Against Regulation AP via Baltimore Examiner

Subprime fixes come too late, some say Orange County Register / Mathew Padilla

Homesick Market NY Post / Tracy Byrnes

Watch Your Mouth, Maestro NY Post / Terry Keenan

U.S. Gas Prices Up 20 Cents Over 2 Weeks AP via Washington Post

Wall St. could resume its fall yet again AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Joe Bel Bruno

Wall Street in search of a new script AFP via Taipei Times

US economy/markets $ FT / Lex

Factors linked on global market Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Gregory M. Drahuschak

Daylight saved, money lost Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Jack Markowitz

Weekends Dynamic Trading Weekly Wrap-Up via Safehaven / Jay DeVincentis

NCAA office pools total $2.5 billion AP via Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram

Greenspan Is Wrong: Yields Say Recession Risk Is 50 Percent Bloomberg / Daniel Kruger

Steadier as You Go Washington Post / Nell Henderson

Prices, Sales Probably Rose in February: U.S. Economy Preview Bloomberg / Joe Richter

Nervous markets ignore economic fundamentals London Times / Irwin Stelzer

Lack of emergency savings is an emergency in the U.S. Kansas City Star / Paul Wenske

Subprime mortgage troubles raise fears San Diego Union Tribune / Mike Freeman

Millions of homeowners stuck as lenders raise bar Gannett News via Home News Tribune / Noelle Knox

It's all how you look at it Washington Post via LA Times / Kenneth R. Harney

CA: The harsh side of the housing boom Mercury News / Pete Carey

Crisis Looms in Mortgages NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Letting a bank roll over a CD automatically can be costly LA Times / Kathy M. Kristof

How to Play a Shaky Market Like a Pro Wall Street Journal / Eleanor Laise

Bundled ETFs -- and Fees Wall Street Journal / Rob Wherry

AMD's well may be running dry AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer / Jordan Robertson

Market 'plunge' was 'blip' Sacramento Bee / Tom Sullivan

Fast-food industry's vulnerable underbelly LA Times / Jerry Hirsch

When does your money manager cost more than the taxman? Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

PA: Pittsburgh's economy is better than you might think Pittsburgh Post Gazette / Norman Robertson

FL: Boat Sellers Seek to Rally Sagging Sales AP via Palm Beach Post / Phil Davids

Yen May Decline as Higher Foreign Yields Lure Funds, Pensions Bloomberg / Bo Nielsen

The pressure on junk bonds: With thin spreads, experts worry defaults will pile up Chicago Tribune via Orlando Sentinel / Suzanne Cosgrove

Listen to Mr Greenspan - there's nothing so fragile as a bubble Guardian – Observer / William Keegan

Desperate houseowners Guardian – Observer / Heather Stewart


Survey: Firms to add jobs in 3 months AP via Seattle Post intelligencer / Emily Fredrix

Google creates free realty listing service Long Beach Press Telegram / Don Jergler

How to make really 'big money' Marketwatch / Paul B. Farrell

Hegde funds are at the gates of the eurozone’s boys’ club $ FT / Gillian Tett and Joanna Chung

Investment expenses higher than they seem Dallas Morning News / Scott Burns

Crouching Fraud, Hidden Losses Forbes / Elizabeth MacDonald

Stocks close higher as investors look past subprime lender woes AP via San Diego Union Tribune / Tim Paradis

CalPERS reports 15.4% return for 2006 Sacramento Bee / Gilbert Chan

Subprime: The risk to Wall Street CNN / Grace Wong

US mortgage rates unchanged on Monday – BestInfo Reuters

Interest rates mixed at weekly auction AP via Houston Chronicle

Federal deficit grows to $120 billion Marketwatch / Greg Robb

Federal Deficit Down Sharply This Period AP via Washington Post / Martin Crutsinger

Dow Average Rises as Takeovers Help Extend Rebound; Intel Gains Bloomberg / Nick Baker and Michael Patterson

Why Your Home Isn't the Investment You Think It Is Wall Street Journal via Bondhead Referral / David Crook

Is the yield curve signalling an impending recession? Brookes News / Frank Shostak

L.A. home prices post another record high LA Times / Annette Haddad

The US and Australia: are their foreign debts a problem? Brookes News / Gerard Jackson

The big reboot: What to do with old PCs? Chicago Tribune / Terence Chea

Fed's Kroszner: Cost factors key to inflation Reuters / Melissa Bland

Self-fulfilling Fed Washington Times / Alfred Tella

The Changing Dynamics of Inflation Federal Reserve Board / Randall S. Kroszner

Fed. Gov. Kroszner says Fed can't get complacent about prices Marketwatch / Rex Nutting

Bubblicious Lew Rockwell / Doug French

Treasury Tracks Subprime Mortgage Spike AP via Forbes / Marcy Gordon

Out of the Dusty Labs The Economist via

GM is back in the black AP via Kansas City Star / Tom Krisher

Corn prices making Coke gulp Reuters via CNN

Fed in a delicate situation on how to manage the money supply Marketwatch / Dr. Irwin Kellner

The Fed Is Not Asking the Right Questions American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research / Desmond Lachman

Illegal Immigrants and the Housing Bubble Ludwig Von mises Institute / Mark Thornton

Retail sales edged up modestly in February Reuters

Bankruptcies seen soaring this year NY Daily News

Gold futures turn higher in afternoon dealings Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil Prices Slip Below $59 a Barrel AP via Baltimore Examiner

Treasurys sent higher by subprime lending fears Marketwatch / Leslie Wines

Treasury prices on New Century bad news AP via Houston Chronicle

New Century woes deepen as creditors walk away Marketwatch / Steve Gelsi

Moody's downgrades RadioShack ratings Marketwatch / Gabriel Madway

Monday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Stocks Rise, Then Reverse Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

SEC Charges Four Former Nortel Execs AP via Baltimore Examiner

MySpace to offer news service NY Post / Zachery Kouwe

Greenspan Can Talk More. You Can Listen Less Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Time for Greenspan to Get With It, Start a Blog Bloomberg / Kevin Hassett

Federal Reserve Events Reuters

G10 c.bankers do not see U.S. recession – Trichet Reuters

U.S. Treasuries Rise as Subprime Mortgage Woes May Slow Economy Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone

Stocks in early struggle CNN

Gold falls, as investors remain nervous, crude falls Marketwatch / Polya Lesova

Crude Oil Falls Below $60 on Signs OPEC Won't Reduce Output Bloomberg / Mark Shenk

Dollar drops ahead of this week's data Marketwatch / Wanfeng Zhou

China's trade surplus jumps ahead BBC News

Foreclosures May Hit 1.5 Million as U.S. Housing Bust Deepens Bloomberg / Bob Ivry

Bernanke, Greenspan Disagree on Impact of Corporate-Profit Peak Bloomberg / Rich Miller

U.S. Notes Are Little Changed Before Consumer Spending Report Bloomberg / Kevin Lim and Oliver Biggadike

Insiders counsel caution, but not cowardice Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

Surprise! Wall Street Poised for Another Year of Record Profits Bloomberg / Christine Harper and Yalman Onaran

U.S. Judge Tells Hedge Funds: You Aren't So Special After All Bloomberg / Christopher Scinta and Jenny Strasburg

CA: US housing boom gone, but prices still out of reach in California Christian Science Monitor / Mark Trumbull

Crude Oil Falls for Third Day on Forecast Mild U.S. Weather Bloomberg / Gavin Evans and Shigeru Sato

Japan's Economy Expands 5.5%, Faster Than Expected Bloomberg / Lily Nonomiya

Forbes List Helps Us Follow the Money in Asia Bloomberg / William Pesek



Subprime shakeout could hurt CDOs Marketwatch / Alistair Barr

Association Comments on Credit Rating Agency Reform Rules pdf Bond Market Association

Goldman CFO says bank escapes subprime woe Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

Paulson vows to bolster US competitiveness FT / Jeremy Grant

Any Hedgehogs Running for President? National Review / Larry Kudlow

Japanese Stocks Fall 2.62 Percent AP via Baltimore Examiner

GMAC to get $1 bln from GM, cites subprime pressure Reuters via Washington Post / Jui Chakravorty

Terrible Tuesdays Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Dow Closes 242 Points Down Washington Post / Howard Schneider and Lexie Verdon

1st Helicopter Drop Now Being Organized Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis via Safehaven / Mike Shedlock

Mortgage woes $ FT / John Authers

Subprime lending's next act Business Week via MSNBC / Maya Roney

Fed under pressure on rates Guardian / Larry Elliott and Jill Treanor

Report: News business is going poorly, but people haven't lost interest AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette / David Bauder

Brutal selloff punishes stocks CNN / Alexandra Twin

Big profits = danger ahead Fortune via CNN / Shawn Tully

Lowe's says mortgage woes could hurt Reuters via CNN

ABC/WashPost US Consumer Comfort Index rises to +2 Reuters

Delinquencies and Foreclosures Increase in Latest MBA National Delinquency Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. Subprime Mortgage Delinquencies at 4-Year High Bloomberg / Sharon L. Crenson and Kathleen M. Howley

Late mortgage payments reach high AP via Philadelphia Inquirer / Jeannine Aversa

Scary math: More homes, fewer buyers CNN / Chris Isidore

Mortgage market in turmoil Newsday / James Bernstein

Oil prices tumble AP via Houston Chronicle / Lauren Villagran

US job openings and turnover stagnant in January Reuters

Jobs Report Proves Economy’s Weak NY Post / John Crudele

Tuesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

There Was a Logic to the Market's Recent Selloff / James B. Stewart

CA: As sub-prime lender implodes, housing shudders LA Times / David Streitfeld and E. Scott Reckard

CA: Upside in L.A. housing market LA Times / Annette Haddad

Big Banks May Be Chum Forbes / Liz Moyer

A Capital Affair Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Lower yields look good now, but ... Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Home woes don't hurt most bonds LA Times via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Tom Petruno

South Florida a hot spot for commodities fraud South Florida Sun Sentinel / Ian Katz

Gas Prices Jump And Are Set to Keep On Rising Washington Post / Sholnn Freeman and Bill Brubaker

PA: Pittsburgh region loses 27,900 jobs in January Pittsburgh Tribune Review / Joe Napsha

Treasuries Rise as U.S. Mortgage Defaults Induce Risk Aversion Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Elizabeth Stanton

Slower housing recovery, subprime pain ahead—NAR Reuters

Housing recovery 'likely' this year: NAR Marketwatch / Ruth Mantell

Retail sales edge up 0.1 percent in February AP via Houston Chronicle

Goldman Profit Rises to Record on Gains From Trading Bloomberg / Christine Harper

Stock Index Lags Behind in '00s Performance Race Bloomberg / Chet Currier

CDOs May Bring Subprime-Like Bust for Buyouts, Junk-Rated Debt Bloomberg / Caroline Salas and Darrell Hassler

The Reality-Based Economy Daily Standard / Irwin M. Stelzer

Retail Sales in U.S. Probably Rose Last Month on Income Gains Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

U.S. employers' hiring intentions nudge lower: Manpower Marketwatch / Andrea Coombes

Contrarians are smiling Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Capitol Hill closes in on immigration reform Christian Science Monitor / Gail Russell Chaddock

GOP voter discontent allows new entrants for '08 Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

U.S. Notes May Rise as Mortgage Defaults Spur Risk Aversion Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and David Yong

Big Money Still Learning to Lobby NY Times / Jenny Anderson

OPEC Unlikely to Cut Supplies on Iran-U.S. Tensions Bloomberg / Stephen Voss and Andy Critchlow

China's Inflation Accelerates, Adding Rate Pressure Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat

Taiwan Rates May Be Approaching a Peak, Perng Says Bloomberg / James Peng


Shakedown The Economist

From the Sub-Prime to the Ridiculous Euro Pacific via Safehaven / Peter Schiff

FL: Home foreclosures in S. Florida on the rise Miami Herald / Monica Hatvher

Why Wall Street is worried Guardian / Larry Elliott

MO: 'New economy' hasn't caught on here in 'old' Missouri St. Louis Post Dispatch / David Nicklaus

AMT reform: The cap gain conundrum CNN / Jeanne Sahadi

A Random Walk Down The Path of Asset Deflation Ponder This via Safehaven / Steve Moyer

What's Down With Nominal Retail Sales Growth? Northern Trust via Safehaven / Paul Kasriel

Will people stop spending if their homes are worth less? Dallas Morning News / Pamela Yip and Brendan M. Case

U.S. stocks rebound after mercurial trading day Marketwatch / Nick Godt

Dow drops below 12,000 before recovering AP via Seattle Post intelligencer / Tim Paradis

Insurers to withstand subprime exposure-Fitch Reuters

Mortgage Bonds at `Bargain Basement' Prices, Bear Stearns Says Bloomberg / Jody Shenn

Subprime concerns are exaggerated: newsletter Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

Overblown Fears In Subprime Land? Forbes / Liz Moyer

Lehman's debt business grows despite mortgages Marketwatch / Greg Morcroft

European Government Bonds Gain as Investors Shun Riskier Assets Bloomberg / Aaron Pan

Homeowners expect steady house prices: survey Reuters

Home builders assess exposure to risky mortgages Reuters / Ilaina Jonas

A Bailout Before The Bust? Fall Street via Safehaven / Brady Willett

IMF report sees 4.9 percent global growth Reuters via CNN

What Has Homeland Security Cost? An Assessment Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Who Ya Gonna’ Believe… The Fed? Free Market News

Dow indus. drop below 12,000 for first time in 4 months Marketwatch / Tomi Kilgore

Stocks Rise, Reverse, And Rise Again Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

Wednesday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Frontier to buy back stock Rocky Mountain News / Chris Walsh

Health coverage harder to afford Washington Times / Gregory Lopes

Lehman sees more subprime woes CNN / Grace Wong

Lehman Net Rises to Record on Stock-Trading Revenue Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Bear and UBS Subpoenaed Over Subprime Research NY Times

Mutual Funds at Some Risk on Mortgages NY Times / Gretchen Morgenson

Q4 2006 Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Mortgage Bankers Association

Applications Increase in Latest MBA Survey Mortgage Bankers Association

MA: Mortgage meltdown: State bars co. from lending Boston Herald / Jerry Kronenberg and Scott Van Voorhis

Gold futures drop to a more than one-week low Marketwatch / Myra P. Saefong

Oil prices inch up AP via Beaufort Gazette / Derrick Ho

40-cent jump in gas price blamed on refinery moves Contra Costa Times / Blanca Torres

The end of garbage Fortune via CNN / Marc Gunther

Current account gap shrinks in Q4 Reuters / Doug Palmer

U.S. Economy: Import Prices May Help Keep Inflation Contained Bloomberg / Courtney Schlisserman

Treasuries Decline as Fear of Subprime Mortgage Meltdown Eases Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

Slower US housing recovery, subprime pain ahead –NAR Reuters

MD: Housing market signs in conflict Baltimore Sun / Jamie Smith Hopkins

TX: Paying the price for easy money Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram / Mitchell Schnurman

Mortgages up despite subprime woes Reuters via CNN

Homebuyers hit hard by Wall Street Meltdown NY Post / Paul Tharp

Mortgage financing today: Not such a wonderful life Philadelphia Inquirer / Andrew Cassel

Subprime Market -- Isolated or a Tipping Point? Bloomberg / Gene Sperling

Buyout Firms Checking Almost Worthless Chrysler Bloomberg / Doron Levin

GM Nets $950 Million, Misses Estimates on Mortgages Bloomberg / Jeff Green and Bill Koenig

World stocks tumble on US fears BBC News

Subprime crisis shouldn't hurt many funds AP via Chicago Tribune

Lehman Brothers 1Q Profit Up 5.6 Percent AP via Baltimore Sun / Joe Bel Bruno

Great (Export) Expectations Forbes / Matthew Swibel

Fed, Comptroller Publicly Chastised Few Lenders During Boom Bloomberg / Craig Torres and Alison Vekshin

U.S. Investors Turn More Cautious Following Turmoil, Poll Finds Bloomberg / Rich Miller

Goldman disagrees with Paulson Marketwatch / Herb Greenberg

RBC Dain To Acquire JB Hanauer Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

U.S. Notes May Rise on Speculation Mortgage Risk Slows Spending Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Kevin Lim

Fears of US mortgage crisis as homeowners face 12% interest Guardian / Larry Elliott and Jill Treanor

Gloomy Mood Partly Tied to Income Levels, Bloomberg Poll Finds Bloomberg / Heidi Przybyla

Yen at One-Week High; Investors Shun Risky Assets, Carry Trades Bloomberg / Chris Young

CNN Effect' Haunts `Event-Rich' Asian Economy Bloomberg / William Pesek


The Return Of Inflation? Forbes / R.M. Schneiderman

How now, Dow Theory? Marketwatch / Mark Hulbert

SIFMA Supports Efforts of Treasury Group to Develop Best Practices for Market pdf Bond Market Association

Oil prices fall to near $57 a barrel AP via Houston Chronicle

Alcoa, Freeport join in aluminum, copper rally Marketwatch / Laura Mandaro

Sustaining the unsustainable The Economist

Greenspan says swaps settlement procedure 'archaic' Reuters

Bond `Poison Put' May Not Be LBO Shield, Moody's Says Bloomberg / Bryan Keogh

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Assets Rebound in January Bloomberg / Kevin Carmichael

Gold, Silver End Higher AP via Forbes

Stocks Finish With Modest Gains Investors Business Daily / Vincent Mao

ICI weekly U.S. money market mutual fund assets Reuters

Ponzificating The Economist

Real estate can only fall 10% to 20%, right? Right? Money via CNN / Pat Regnier

Home price slump led to subprime crisis, Greenspan says Palm Beach Post / Jeff Ostrowski

Greenspan: Subprime risk may spread Reuters via CNN

Mortgage Crisis: Fed Was Asleep At the Wheel Seeking Alpha / Tim Iacono

Subprime Defaults to Soar, Hurt Lenders, Funds Say Bloomberg / Jenny Strasburg

U.S. Economy: Producer Prices Rise More Than Forecast Bloomberg / Shobhana Chandra

Our company right or wrong The Economist

Black clouds The Economist

France: It all went wrong The Economist

Business Outlook Survey Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

March 2007 : Empire State Manufacturing Survey pdf Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Philadelphia Fed's Factory Index Fell to 0.2 in March From 0.6 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

U.S. Treasuries Little Changed After Producer Prices Increase Bloomberg / Deborah Finestone and Annie Pinkert

CDO Sales Surged During Subprime Collapse, Morgan Stanley Says Bloomberg / Darrell Hassler

Thursday’s Analysis / Marty Chenard

Cisco to Buy WebEx Communications for $3.2 Billion Bloomberg / Jennifer Sondag

MBA Chairman Robbins Testifies in Support of Reform to Reinvigorate FHA Mortgage Bankers Association

MI: Pulte: Housing market wont' recover quickly Detroit News

Silver lining in a cloudy market Marketwatch / Kevin Kerr

Oil prices hold above $58 AP via Houston Chronicle / Stan Choe

OPEC holds the line on production Reuters via CNN

Stocks Turn Higher on Inflation Report AP via South Florida Sun Sentinel / Madlen Read

GM warns of accounting problems CNN

Profit growth run winds down in unstable market Chicago Tribune / Bill Barnhart

Subprime lender bet is $68M loser NY Post / Roddy Boyd

U.S. net January capital inflows jump to $97.4 bln Reuters / Steven C. Johnson

U.S. Treasury still sees risk in GSE investments Reuters / Patrick Rucker

New York Fed's March Factory Index Falls to 1.9 Bloomberg / Bob Willis

Nobel Laureate Bob Lucas, Meet Randa the Psychic Bloomberg / Caroline Baum

Mortgage malaise may bring U.S. recession-Merrill Reuters

Producer prices rise in February Reuters / Joanne Morrison

US 30-year, 15-year mortgages-table Reuters

Bear Stearns Profit Rises 8% on Credit Derivatives Bloomberg / Yalman Onaran

Wal-Mart Is Said to Have Big Banking Plans NY Times / Eric Cash

Rival bid for CBOT Chicago Tribune / Greg Burns

ICE says proposes merger with CBOT Reuters

SEC's Cox Turns Executive Pay Into Hieroglyphics Bloomberg / Graef Crystal

The World's Buying America Forbes / Brian Wingfield

Playing Hunches at Harvard NY Times / Geraldine Fabrikant

Where the Wolf Comes Knocking Washington Post / David Cho and Nell Henderson

In subprime mess, another dumb theory falls Marketwatch / David Callaway

Subprime Mortgage Effect Bond Buyer / Matthew Hanson

U.S. Treasuries May Drop Before Report From Philadelphia Fed Bloomberg / Oliver Biggadike and Kevin Lim

Is this storm over or just suppressed? Marketwatch / Peter Brimelow

How the family factor figures in '08 presidential race Christian Science Monitor / Linda Feldmann

Yen Drops Against Higher-Yielding Currencies as Stocks Rebound Bloomberg / Chris Young and Ron Harui

China's Industrial Output Accelerates as Trade Surges Bloomberg / Nipa Piboontanasawat