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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Afternoon Market Outlook

-Tradebum: Ford says August sales rose 17% but GM said sales decline 20% YOY and Chrysler was just as bad. Toyota sales rose 10%. So what's in a car?

Cash for Clunkers

via betweenthehedges
- U.S. stocks fell, led by financial shares, as concern banks will report more losses overshadowed manufacturing and pending home sales data that topped estimates. Europe’s Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index slid 1.8 percent, the most in two weeks, as HSBC Holdings Plc and UBS AG slumped.

- Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who outperformed peers last year, is wagering that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley got it wrong in declaring the start of an economic recovery. Jones’s Tudor Investment Corp., Clarium Capital Management LLC and Horseman Capital Management Ltd. are taking a bearish stand as U.S. stock and bond prices rise, saying that record government spending may be forestalling another slowdown and market selloff. The firms oversee a combined $15 billion in so- called macro funds, which seek to profit from economic trends by trading stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. “If we have a recovery at all, it isn’t sustainable,” Kevin Harrington, managing director at Clarium, said in an interview at the firm’s New York offices. “This is more likely a ski-jump recession, with short-term stimulus creating a bump that will ultimately lead to a more precipitous decline later.”

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