Worries are building about the markets at the start of this new trading week on Wall Street. Over the weekend, the People's Bank of China said the reserve ratio for most banks would be raised again to keep inflation in check, and investors fretted about a possible Greek debt default.
So while the next few sessions are full of corporate earnings reports, at the moment commodities, rising prices and the Eurozone are leading the conversation. Once again, we're reminded of just how interconnected the world has become and of how events half way around the globe can easily and considerably influence the trading at home. China, Greece, Finland, Portugal, BRICS and an array of emerging markets — that's what we're watching and helping you to follow Monday.
Happy, and safe, trading.
*Douglas Kass @DougKass - last monday i wrote apocalypse soon, on thursday i wrote apocalypse now and this morning i write apocalypse here on real money silver $$
*Scott Bleier @CreateCapital - $$ Has "the market" no shame? The LAST DAY of money coming into 401k/IRA's is when they end the levitation act. We got your money, dude!
On the blogs:
*Where Is the Excessive Risk Right Now? - Pragmatic Capitalism
*Sell in May and Go Away? Yes. - Seeking Alpha
*The Chinese Property Bubble - Jim Rogers Blog
In the headlines:
*Rules Drag On for Flash Crash - Investor's Business Daily
*Are Small Caps Too Pricey? - The Wall Street Journal
*BRICS Make Move to Shove Dollar Aside - MarketWatch
*Boeing: Set to Soar - Barron's
*In Oil Market, Confusion Has Traders Looking for Options - The Wall Street Journal
*Volatility? Not a Concern - The Wall Street Journal
*Private Equity to Invest More in Emerging Markets - MarketWatch
*Stock-Market Babel-On - Barron's
Compiled by Elizabeth Trotta and Chris Nichols.
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