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    Sunday Feb 13, 2011 at 03:19 pm EST
    Market Improving; Jobless Claims dropping; What Stocks to Buy ?
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    2011 has begun well for America. Signs of recessions reversing, dollar is strengthening, and finally positive waves are flowing for economy. Stronger US dollar gained further fuelled by strong fall in jobless claim for the week ending February 5. USD also improved against JPY. Jobless claim slides 36k to 388k for the week ending on February, 5 against the expectation of 411k. This improvement came as a big boost to labour market, and it is believed that jobless claimbelow 400k mark will be consistent.

    Due to slow recovery in labour market over the past months, feds have to keep the policy in tight control and adopt loose monetary policy. Now better jobless claim data can give a breather to Feds for revising their policies.
    The four-week average of these continuing claims remained at 3.93 million. About 9.4 million Americans were getting some kind of state or federal unemployment benefit in the week ended Jan. 22, up about 106,000 from the prior week. Financial Stocks will be benefiting the most from improving job Market and overall economy.  Read More

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