Posts filed under “Markets”

JPM’s Bear Markets

Today is as good a day as any to show this chart from my favorite quarterly slide deck:


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Source: JP Morgan

Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Trading

Liscio Report: Comments on July Employment

COMMENTS ON JULY EMPLOYMENT Philippa Dunne & Doug Henwood The Liscio Report, August 7, 2015     This is a report custom-designed for the dog days: little of interest to distract one from the important business of R&R, including, if you’re lucky, fishing. A bit on the weak side, perhaps – especially the household survey – but not…Read More

Category: Markets, Think Tank

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 8.7.15

Succinct Summations for the week ending August 7th Positives: 1. Car sales are on fire, GM sales rose 6.4% and Ford sales rose 4.9%, vs expectations of a 0.6% and 1.8% increase, respectively. 2. Unemployment came in at 5.3%, unchanged from last month and in line with expectations. 3. Weekly jobless claims came in at…Read More

Category: Markets

The Amy Winehouse Movie

What impressed me most was she was singing her truth, unselfconsciously, in a world where we’re all too guarded, posting on Instagram about our fabulous lives when the truth is so often we feel tortured and unsure, insecure. Amy Winehouse was insecure. And she dealt with this by doing her best not to be too…Read More

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Week Events (7.31.15)

Succinct summations of events for the week ending July 31, 2015 Positives: 1. Durable goods increased 3.4% in June, above the 2.6% expected. 2. Case-Shiller home price index rose 4.4% y/o/y. 3. Weekly jobless claims rose to 267k off historically low levels; still very positive number. 4. July Markit services PMI rose to 55.2 from…Read More

Category: Markets

Market is Thinning Out

Source: WSJ

Category: Markets, Technology

Stop Anthropomorphizing Markets !

    Act. v. What a financial market supposedly does. As if it were a living creature with a sense of self and volition . . . Depicting a financial market as an athlete sprinting, leaping or cliff diving makes news coverage more exciting than a droning flux of numbers. The above definition is from “The Devil’s…Read More

Category: Humor, Markets, Really, really bad calls

Succinct Summations of Weeks Events 7.24.14

Succinct Summations for the slow Summer week ending July 24th Positives: 1. Weekly jobless claims came in at 255k, the lowest reading since 1973! 2. Existing home sales rose 3.2% in June to an annualized rate of 5.49mm, the fastest pace in more than eight years. 3. Mortgage applications rose 1% w/o/w. 4. Amazon turns…Read More

Category: Markets

Assessing the Recent Behavior of Inflation

Assessing the Recent Behavior of Inflation Kevin J. Lansing Inflation has remained below the FOMC’s long-run target of 2% for more than three years. But this sustained undershooting does not yet signal a statistically significant departure from the target once the volatility of monthly inflation rates is taken into account. Furthermore, the empirical Phillips curve…Read More

Category: Markets

Top 25 Ranking of Alternative Asset Managers

Source: Chief Investment Officer

Category: Digital Media, Hedge Funds, Markets