Posts filed under “Markets”

The Trading Game

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Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading

Where Were You On Black Monday?

Where were you on Monday, Oct. 19, 1987? Today is the first time since 2009 that October 19 has fallen on a Monday, and that has me thinking about that day. I recall exactly where I was — in graduate school, walking between classes, when I passed a television broadcasting the collapse. For you youngsters,…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Trading

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 10/16/15

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events: Positives: 1 ) Initial jobless claims fell to 255k, 15k less than expected and down from 262k last week. This level is the same as a print in July which matched the lowest level since November 1973. The 4 week average fell to 265k from 267k and continuing claims fell…Read More

Category: Markets

Max Gains and Drawdowns for Investors by Decade

The most interesting thing I read today comes from Michael Batnick (Director of Research at RWM). In a post titled “The Power of Defense” he discusses “the max gains and drawdowns buy and hold investors would have received over each of the previous eleven decades.” I found the table below fascinating; every decade saw double digit drawdowns,…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Quantitative

Buyback Burst Seen as Salvation From Goldman’s S&P 500 Decline

Buyback Burst Seen as Salvation From Goldman’s S&P 500 Decline November is S&P 500 companies’ busiest month for repurchases Kostin: `Single largest source of demand for U.S. equities’ By David Wilson (Bloomberg) — Stock repurchases may accelerate enough toward the end of the year to salvage an annual gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500…Read More

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 10.9.15

Succinct Summations for the week ending October 9th, 2015:   Positives: 1) Stocks enjoyed their strongest week of the year. 2) Initial jobless claims fell to 263k from 276k last week.  4 week average = 268k, the lowest since early August from 271k last week. 3) Purchase applications to buy a home rose 27.4% w/o/w and…Read More

Category: Markets

World Did Not End, Please Continue With Your Day

Predicting the end if the world has long been a money losing bet.   Source: Economist  

Category: Current Affairs, Markets, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls

S&P 500 Bear Markets of 20% or More

Source: BofA, Merrill Lynch

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Markets

Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential People

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Category: Markets

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 10.02.15

Succinct Summations for the week ending October 2nd, 2015 Positives: Motor vehicle sales came in at 18.2mm, well above the 17.6mm expected. Consumer spending rose 0.4%, in line with forecasts. Core inflation rose 0.1%, in line with expectations. Case-Shiller home prices rose 5% y/o/y, slightly above the 4/9% expected rise. ADP employment came in at…Read More

Category: Markets