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IndexTrader | Issue 3 | July 2012

TRADER TALK
2-8 the latest news, diary dates,
views and statistics

COMPANIES
10-11 Scorn in the USA
Joe McGrath asks whether the
S&P 500 is now inevitably on a
descent from its recent highs
13 The pain in Spain
Now the second wave of
Spanish bank stress testing has
been delayed until September,
Joe McGrath asks whether
traders should avoid the market
altogether
14-15 Achtung maybe
Rob Langston investigates why
traders are turning to Germany’s
blue chip index

ECONOMIST
16 Absorbing the Greeks
John Redwood explains what to
expect in the weeks ahead

WEALTH
18-20 Tools of the trade
Charlie Thomas investigates
how the man on the street can
save more efficiently

CURRENCIES
22-25 Waltzing a yielder
Elizabeth Pfeuti asks whether
contagion from China is likely to
continue to weigh heavily on
the the Aussie Dollar

FEATURES
27 Take it as read
Alessio Rastani explains the

2 | IndexTrader | July 2012

most basic of contrarian trading
principles – the ‘Stupid Test’

40 Not invincible
Stephanie Kretz offers a
different take on Germany’s
financial strength and its
eurozone ‘responsibilities’

ECONOMICS
28 An Indian summer
With India struggling to juggle
its priorities, James Redgrave
considers the impact of a
rumoured cap on fuel subsidies
coupled with inflationary
worries

BLOW YOUR BONUS
30-33 Kevin Rose identifies
some treats for the budding
audiophile

COMMODITIES
34-35 Big trouble in
brittle China
With China having to slash
interest rates last month and
data for manufacturing and
industrials continuing to
disappoint, Joe McGrath smells
an opportunity for brave traders
37 A volatile future
Jennifer Lowe asks whether
exchange-traded notes
necessarily offer the best
approach

TECHNOLOGY
38-39 Five favoured forums
Readers’ trading websites
of choice

THE PIT

Level Guide

BEGINNER

Suitable
for
individuals
that are completely
new to trading

INTERMEDIATE

Suitable for
individuals
with some
trading knowledge

EXPERT

Suitable
only for
individuals
with significant
trading experience

ALL

Suitable
for all

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