Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Financial Orbit wrap 31/12/14

Five sentences or graphics which sum up the Financial Orbit output over the last 24 hours across the website, twitter account and anything else thought about...

1. The Chinese manufacturing PMI numbers were not the greatest with new orders contracting for the first time since April 2014...


I note too that report authors Markit and HSBC call for 'further monetary easing in the coming months'.

2. As I note here I make my first 'appearance' on Share Radio...talking about Lithuania's euro entry tomorrow.

3. A corker of a post (if I say so myself!) reviewing the top five most popular Financial Orbit posts of 2014...and handing out some inspirational thanks along the way!  Link here.

4. Still a few interesting things going on...a few charts that caught my attention included...

...the airline index versus crude in 2014 (h/t @MktOutperform)...


...on a related front, look at the new recent high in US oil production levels...


...Chicago PMI at a 5 month low...blame the weather (!)...

...look how different the US market was compared with the world index during 2014...


...fantastic price chart of gold in different currencies. Bear market for gold in 2014? It depends in what FX you were looking at...



5. And finally...Happy New Year to all.  I hope 2015 brings everyone who reads this much success. Certainly here at Financial Orbit I am looking forward to the new year with big plans and high hopes.   

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