DS Feature

Declining Home Prices Shrink State Revenues, Face Deficits in 2011

In the United States, state and local government budgets have been suffering the repercussions of the economic downturn that hit the world since 2008. Lagging revenues have resulted from lower property and income taxes as real estate values and the size of the job market precipitously fell for the past three years. Moreover, public spending at local and state levels had been rising, much thanks to the government’s massive stimulus of fiscal appropriations on the state level, supporting and expanding public payrolls for the past year.

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Market Synopsis

Declining Home Prices Shrink State Revenues, Face Deficits in 2011

In the United States, state and local government budgets have been suffering the repercussions of the economic downturn that hit the world since 2008. Lagging revenues have resulted from lower property and income taxes as real estate values and the size of the job market precipitously fell for the past three years. Moreover, public spending at local and state levels had been rising, much thanks to the government’s massive stimulus of fiscal appropriations on the state level, supporting and expanding public payrolls for the past year.

Korea Economic Slice: The Fruits of Labor, Korea’s Employment Situation Korea Economic Slice: The Fruits of Labor, Korea’s Employment Situation

There’s one aspect to financial markets and individuals’ livelihood, which has become commonplace to economies around the world. Like the proverbial 900 pound gorilla in the room, the risks tied to stagnant labor markets are obvious. This week we’ll be focusing on the state of the labor market in Korea and how it compares to other developed markets abroad. We will identify differences in labor conditions and data collection, then look at ways that Korea can improve its employment situation for future success.

Korea Economic Slice: The Fiat System, Asian Money Today and Tomorrow Korea Economic Slice: The Fiat System, Asian Money Today and Tomorrow

In 1933 the Gold Standard was pushed aside and the United States Dollar (USD) officially became tied to nothing. Later in 1944, during a gathering of global leaders in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, international exchange rate policies were put in place to assure the system of “floating” global currencies. Yet it would be the Mr. John Maynard Keynes who went on to define this exchange of paper money as “fiat currency”, or money where the “material substance… is divorced from its monetary value”.

Weekly Spectrum

U.S. Weekly Spectrum: Goodnight and Good Luck U.S. Weekly Spectrum: Goodnight and Good Luck

Constructed by years of fiscal white lies and monetary insanity, the body bags have yet to be filled. Municipal governments in China still depend on increasing real estate values, while European banks holding large debts of failing Southeastern states still stand. The United States Economy has “recovered faster than anyone could have imagined” and the S&P 500 at one time had nearly doubled from it’s lows. But still the whispers; 10 year U.S. Treasuries nearing 3% yields, LIBOR trending higher, market technicals showing a shift towards negative confidence, and this weeks economic data hanging in the balance…

Trade Strategy

DS Trading: Position Update (DTO, SDS, VXX)

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Global Slice

Korea Economic Slice: The Fruits of Labor, Korea’s Employment Situation Korea Economic Slice: The Fruits of Labor, Korea’s Employment Situation

There’s one aspect to financial markets and individuals’ livelihood, which has become commonplace to economies around the world. Like the proverbial 900 pound gorilla in the room, the risks tied to stagnant labor markets are obvious. This week we’ll be focusing on the state of the labor market in Korea and how it compares to other developed markets abroad. We will identify differences in labor conditions and data collection, then look at ways that Korea can improve its employment situation for future success.

Industry Analysis

Korea Economic Slice: Derivatives, The Options and Futures of Korea Korea Economic Slice: Derivatives, The Options and Futures of Korea

From a Western financial professional’s perspective, South Korea has traditionally been overlooked. The most familiar big three finance hubs in the East were forged in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. However, Korea is redefining itself as a major marketplace for a specific breed of financial product, broadly labeled as “derivatives”. Here we’ll give a crash course on derivatives and their place in financial markets, inspect their recent appearance in emerging markets, and theorize as to the effect they will have on Korea’s global financial presence and the economy as a whole.

DS Video

Gulf Oil Spill (Bloomberg Video): Obama, Economic Ramifactions Gulf Oil Spill (Bloomberg Video): Obama, Economic Ramifactions

Consider this the first and last time we plan on bringing up the Oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. We don’t agree that 2018 futures should be trading at a $20 premium to near term WTI spots, and we think the trend of Crude Oil will ultimately continue lower, so we haven’t given this story much attention. That said, the ramifications on unemployment and the general economy of the U.S. Gulf Coast are becoming tangible and necessary for all to understand. Take 3 1/2 minutes of your day and listen to those affected by the disaster in their “own words”, in this Bloomberg Video Report…