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David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 7

The rapidly collapsing financial situation in Spain finally appears to be forcing the European Central Bank into action.  Early Thursday morning, European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, surprised the markets by announcing he’s ready to take more forceful action to save the euro zone. Specifically, he said, “Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to …

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Why the Economy Might Not Be as Bad as You Think

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Banks have better balance sheets and corporate earnings are strong. When it comes to the U.S. economy, there’s a lot of “gloom and doom” out there—bad news sells. Nevertheless, here are a few points about the U.S. economy that you may not have heard about: Banks are better off. The FDIC reports the number of banks that they consider to …