Posts filed under “Markets”

How So Many of the World’s People Live In So Little Space









Source: WonkBlog

Category: Markets

Treemap of Volatility by 1-year Periods

This is a statistics chart of all of the volatility for the year… In yellow on the lower right we see it for the past 52-weeks (through June 21, 2015). We can visually see of the past 7 years, the last 3 have been equally and quite subdued. Only 29% of all volatility in the…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Markets

Finance Festival 2015

  In November, I will be heading down to sunny Miami for the inaugural Finance Festival 2015. The speaker’s list (here) is banoodles.My wife still talks about Todd Harrison’s Minyans in the Mountains in Vail. Hopefully this event can measure up to that perfect mix of smart sessions mixed with lots of constructive playtime. Discount code to…Read More

Category: Markets

Thinking About Market Risk

Seeing the market crash from a few weeks ago, it is clear how quickly the market can ferociously hurdle in front of one’s risk models.  Risk models that failed to safeguard against risk when it mattered the most.  Models that left many large hedge funds hemorrhaging - top funds which by definition were supposed to protect their investors in the August…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Think Tank, Trading

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 9.11.15

Succinct Summations for the week ending September 11th Positives: 1. U.S. job openings increased by 430k to 5.8 million, above the 5.3 million expected. 2. Weekly jobless claims came in at 275k, below the previous reading of 281k. 3.Fed’s Labor Market Conditions Index of 19 monthly indicators rose 2.1 pts in August, the best monthly…Read More

Category: Markets

In Consideration of My Appointment to Secretary of Labor

@TBPInvictus A couple of recent items got me thinking. First was this Tweet from Dave Weigel, detailing what New Jersey Governor Chris Christie thinks of Friday’s announcement that the national unemployment rate had dropped to 5.1 percent (lower, I might add, than at any time under St. Ronnie’s presidency). Christie says the official low unemployment…Read More

Category: Employment, Markets

Beware the Bounce!

The market professionals are returning from their long holiday vacations. That may explain why futures were looking so strong Tuesday morning and the market surged at the open, or it may beShanghai’s late rally that accounts for the brighter outlook. As we have seen, futes can tell us how the markets may open, but not how they are…Read More

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading

Melt Up!

I am always cautious about stocks that rally significantly after a major break of trend; futures are merely the early look, and we have seen several fades of strong futures. That said, +300 is pretty beefy: click for updated futures

Category: Markets, Trading

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 9.4.15

Succinct Summations for the week ending September 4th Positives: 1. Wages gained 2.2% year over year as Unemployment fell to 5.1% 2. Productivity rose 3.3%, better than the 3.2% expected and up from 1.3% previously. 3. ADP employment came in at 190k, up from 177k previously. 4. August vehicle sales totaled 17.72mm SAAR, about 400k more…Read More

Category: Markets

Liscio Report: Withholding Stable, Liquidity Trap Ebbs

Philippa and Doug are co-editors of The Liscio Report, an independent research newsletter focusing on the U.S. labor market, debt issues, and international flows. Their work includes month-by-month tracking of tax revenues at the state level, and detailed analysis of federal data releases. ~~~ State-level withheld tax receipts were stable between July and August. Overall, 82%…Read More

Category: Markets