Posts filed under “Markets”

Railway Shipping Reshape Crude Market

Source: WSJ

Category: Energy, Markets

Kiron Sarkar’s Weekly Report 9.27.14

The US, together with 5 Arab nations, launched air strikes against ISIS in Syria. Whilst positive that a number of Arab states are participating, this is going to be a long campaign. The Chinese finance minister, Mr Lou Jiwei, stated that growth faces downward pressure, though China will not make major policy changes to compensate….Read More

Category: Markets, Think Tank

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 9.26.14

Succinct Summations week ending September 26th Positives: 1. New home sales came in at 504k vs expectations of 430k which was the biggest beat relative to expectations since May 2010. 2. Core durable goods rose by 0.7%, the plunge in headline orders was not unexpected. 3. China’s Shanghai Composite had a new one-year closing high…Read More

Category: Markets

The Population of the Internet

Source:Vox

Category: Markets

Risks to Family Wealth

Source: U.S. Trust

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Wages & Income, Wealth Management

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 9.19.14

Succinct Summations week ending September 19th   Positives: 1. S&P 500 and the Dow made new all-time highs. 2. Initial jobless claims fell 36k last week to 280k, the lowest number in 7 years. 3. NAHB housing market index came in at 59, up from 55 in August and the highest reading since 2005. 4….Read More

Category: Markets

Is Money Flowing Out of Europe?

Source: FT   Europe is experiencing a reversal. The Financial Times writes: The withdrawals brought to an end 12 months of almost continuous inflows, powered by confidence that the eurozone debt crisis had retreated and that the region’s economies were returning to growth. In the 12 months to July, assets under management at EPFR-tracked European…Read More

Category: Economy, Markets

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 9.13.14

Succinct Summations week ending September 12th Positives: 1. Job openings are at the highest levels since 2001. 2. Average price of gasoline fell to $3.42 on supply glut (lowest level since February) 3. Retail sales gained 0.6% m/o/m. up from a flat July (which was revised up 0.3%). 4. Consumer confidence rose to 84.6, up…Read More

Category: Markets

Too Bullish or Too Bearish?

One of my favorite pastimes is dissecting accepted Wall Street wisdom to see if it contains any value for investors or traders. Often, upon examination, the widely held beliefs turn out to be closer to magical thinking than financial acumen. One of the more recent examples is the way some analysts use data on sentiment…Read More

Category: Markets, Sentiment, Trading

Employment Better, Equities Worse Than Average Post Crisis Recovery

Major economic indicators from 4 quarters before to 28 quarters after financial crises. Line marked “average” shows the average performance in 15 major financial crises since 1973, as identified by the IMF in the April 2009 edition of its World Economic Outlook, Index set so quarter of onset = 100. For the recent U.S. crisis,…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Markets