Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Bad Headline of the Day: ISM Expands ?

Um, no:

Perhaps the headline writer meant that the May reading of 49.6, as compared to the prior month’s reading of 48.6, was an improvement.

But anything below 50 represents a contraction — not a pick up in activity.

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See also:

ISM Factory Index in U.S. Shrank Less Than Forecast  (Bloomberg) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aggPD2WvFTw4&

ISM Mfg Index (Barron’s Econoday)
http://premium.econoday.com/reports/US/EN/New_York/napm/year/2008/yearly/06/index.html

Category: Financial Press

Punditocracy

Category: Financial Press, Psychology

The Fall of Bear Stearns

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Financial Press, Trading

Herb Greenberg’s 5 Simple Lessons

Category: Earnings, Financial Press, Investing, Legal, Valuation

Macro vs. Detailed Perspective

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Wave of Foreclosures Drives Prices Lower, Lures Buyers

Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Real Estate

This Bull Has (Had) Legs !

Quite a while ago, I had an interesting conversation with a smart fundie manager. We had opposing views about many things. In particular, we disagreed upon was the value of (non-price) sentiment indicators. His argument was that when stocks get cheap enough — as reflected in their Prices, P/Es and cash flow measures — other…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, Financial Press, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Kudlow on Ritholtz

Category: Financial Press, Media

My First TV Review

Category: Financial Press

Wanna Bet ?

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Financial Press