Posts filed under “Investing”

1980s Parallel to Today

On today’s “Chart Attack,” Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz looks at a chart that suggests the S&P 500 Index could be headed for a major crash. He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

What the 1982-87 Parallel to Today Could Mean

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JPMorgan’s James Liu, Global Financial Private Capital’s Mike Sorrentino and Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz discuss the outlook for U.S. stocks and Federal Reserve monetary policy on “Street Smart.

Are Stocks at the Beginning of a Serious Bull Run?

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Alcoa reported second-quarter earnings and sales that beat analysts’ expectations after an increase in the price of aluminum including regional delivery premiums. JPMorgan’s James Liu and Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, Julie Hyman, Matt Miller and Barry Ritholtz take a look at the numbers on “Street Smart

Alcoa Earnings Beat After Jump in Aluminum Premiums

Source: Bloomberg, July 8 2014

Category: Investing, Media, Video

Coming July 12: Masters in Business on Bloomberg Radio

Over the past few weeks, I have been dropping hints about a new project I am working on with the folks at Bloomberg. Now that we have an official launch date, I can reveal the details to you. I have over the years, lamented about the state of media (see e.g., this, this and this). …Read More

Category: Financial Press, Investing, Media

I Love the 80′s: 1982 Low vs 2009 Low

click for ginormnous chart Source: The Chart Store   “I Love the ’80s” was a BBC television miniseries that examined the world through the lens of 1980s pop culture. (VH1’s riff on the show can be found here). I bring up the ’80s because of a wonderful chart from Ron Griess who runs The Chart…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Investing, Markets

Correction? Yes. When? Nobody Knows.

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend. Before we left for our nation’s birthday celebration, markets had a little party of their own: The Dow had broken 17,000, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had touched a record high and was spitting distance from crossing 2,000. Even the small-cap indexes such as the Russell 2000…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Trading

Inequality and Growth

Category: Economy, Investing, Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

The Transition From Alpha to Beta

click for larger chart Source: Pension Partners   Hedge-fund assets recently eclipsed $3 trillion. One of the more popular strategies for hedge funds has been the long/short equity fund. Charlie Bilello, director of research at Pension Partners and the source of our chart today, writes:  Continues here

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing

Today in 1994: Garzarelli Fund Closed

via Jason Zweig: 1994: Remember Elaine Garzarelli, the “guru” at Shearson Lehman Brothers who “called” the Crash of 1987? Her Smith Barney Shearson Sector Analysis Fund, which sucked up $700 million in 1987 from investors dazzled by her forecasting ability, is shut down today as Smith Barney quietly merges Garzarelli’s fund into its Strategic Investor…Read More

Category: Investing, Really, really bad calls, UnGuru

S&P 500 Rate-Sensitive Industries

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch   Really interesting chart that shows how the reaction to rate increases are highly variable by industries.

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Markets

Single Variable Market Analysis is for Losers

If you work in finance, you will invariably come across an example of single-variable analysis. Almost daily, we see terrible examples of this sort of analytic error, rife with logical weakness, yet offered with the highest degree of certainty. The way this works is as follows: Some ominous data point will be shown, along with…Read More

Category: Analysts, Data Analysis, Investing, Philosophy, Psychology, Quantitative, Really, really bad calls

What Are the Dumbest Investment Ideas of 2014?

In my day job, I see lots and lots of really silly things. Portfolios transfer in filled to the brim with junk, silliness and evidence of malicious intent. I am working on my list of Dumbest Investment Ideas of the Year, but I am curious if any of you have seen anything that stood out…Read More

Category: Investing, Really, really bad calls