Posts filed under “Markets”

Flash Crash a Perfect Storm for Markets

Great couple of graphics from the WSJ this AM.

This is the simple version, a short explanatory overlaid on a graph:


Perfect Storm
click for ginormous graphic
flash crash
Source: WSJ

The interactive version is far richer and more details as tot he minute by minute set up:

Flash Crash’ a Perfect Storm for Markets
click for interactive graphic
Source: WSJ



Category: Markets, Really, really bad calls, Trading

Create Your Own Stock Market Narrative!

What makes this so good is how dead on accurate this collection of cliches have become:     Click to create your own personal narrative. You may even get your own punditry spot. Source: Stockcats     How awesome is this?!

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Financial Press, Markets, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

EPA Rule Is Redrawing the U.S. Coal Map

Click for an interactive graphic. ~~~ Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets

The QE Era

I am on the road this week in San Francisco, but I wanted to share this wonderful collection of charts from Jim Bianco of Bianco research:






There’s much more after the jump

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Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Markets

Wild Wild East

Source: Barron’s

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 5.1.15

Succinct Summations week ending May 1st Positives: 1. Initial jobless claims plunged to 262k vs the 290k expected, the lowest reading in 15 years. 2. Pending home sales rose 13.4% y/o/y vs expectations for a 5.1% rise. 3. Consumer spending rose 1.9% in the first quarter, better than expected. 4. The S&P/Case-Shiller index increased 5%…Read More

Category: Markets

Forewarned: Traveling This Week

As previously mentioned, we are going West this week, to meet up with friends and clients as well as meet with prospective clients. I am looking forward to speaking with some interesting folks at David Rosenberg’s intimate event in Napa this weekend. Then for the rest of the week of May 4-8th, we will be in San Francisco…Read More

Category: Markets

How Robo Advisors Work

Be sure to heck out our automated low cost advisor, LiftOff!     Source: MarketWatch

Category: Markets

How Spoofing Works

Source: WSJ

Category: Markets, Regulation, Technology, Trading

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 4.24.15

(Very) succinct summations for week ending April 24th: Positives: 1. The S&P 500 made a new all-time high. 2. Mortgage applications rose 5% w/o/w. 3. The NASDAQ Composite closed at its highest level in fifteen years. 4. Initial jobless claims came in at 295k, the seventh week below 300k. 5. Durable goods increased 4%, vs…Read More

Category: Markets