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Weekly Preview archive August 2011

Weekly Preview archive

Preview for the week beginning August 29, 2011

Preview for the week beginning August 29, 2011

Last week’s market behavior was typical of the end of a Mercury retrograde time band. That is, market participants aren’t sure what to do as a slew of contradictory signals from both the political and economic community leave investors scratching their heads and wondering: “What next?” Will there be more surprise announcements regarding ailing European banks?

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Preview for the week beginning August 22, 2011

Preview for the week beginning August 22, 2011

A lot has happened in the two weeks since the last column was written. Right afterwards, the S&P credit agency downgraded the USA credit worthiness for the first time ever. The following week was every bit as volatile and unsettling for investors as that event – plus Mars in a T-square to Uranus and Pluto - would have suggested.

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Preview for the week beginning August 8, 2011

Preview for the week beginning August 8, 2011

Please note that due to the speech and symposium taking place in San Francisco next weekend, I will not be issuing a weekly column. We will resume the following week, August 19. I look forward to meeting several of you in San Francisco next week.

Now, that was a week worthy of a Financial Astrology lesson! Surprises, disappointments, market panics, and volatility – all the ingredients of strong aspects involving Mars, Jupiter and Uranus.

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