Posts filed under “Markets”

Look Out Below, China Edition #47

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Futes 2015-09-01

Category: Markets

It’s Pointless for Stock Investors to Fixate on Fed Liftoff Date By David Wilson The timing of the Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate increase since 2005 may have little effect on U.S. stocks, according to Ehiwario Efeyini, a senior research analyst at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. As the attached chart shows, the…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Markets

5% Weekly Drawdowns and Recovery

Source: NYT

Category: Data Analysis, Markets

MiB: Pimco’s Paul McCulley

This week we speak with Paul McCulley, former chief economist at PIMCO, and often mentioned potential FOMC candidate. McCulley worked closely with Bill Gross for many years, and was brought back to PIMCO after Mohamed El Erian stepped down. Even if you are unfamiliar with McCulley, you probably know with his work. He coined such well known phrases as “Shadow…Read More

Category: Markets

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 8.28.15

Succinct summations of events for week ending August 28, 2015 Positive: 1) After a wicked sell off, markets recover nearly all of their losses for the past week, now up slightly (tho still below mid-august levels). 2) 2Q real GDP growth was revised upwards to 3.7% (Q/Q SAAR) in the second release, a substantial improvement over…Read More

Category: Markets

How exposed are American households to the stock market?

This is fascinating look at how exposed the average American household is to the equity markets. On average, about 55% of adults have equity exposure, and it amounts to less than 15% of their total assets. I’d wager that is a very top heavy distribution both in percentage and asset size.   Source: The Economist…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Wages & Income

37 Bears!

I know a bear on the cover is bullish, but what about 37 bears?   via Bloomberg BusinessWeek   Oy!   Previously:• Uh-Oh: Time Magazine on Housing (June 6, 2005) BEARISH• Uh-Oh: Facebook’s Zuckerberg is Time Man of the Year (December 17th, 2010) BEARISH• Uh-Oh: Gold on the Cover of NYT Magazine? (May 15th, 2011) BEARISH• NYT Sunday Business: Magazine Cover Indicator? (January 1, 2012)…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, Financial Press, Markets

Elevator Down, Stairs Up

Source: WSJ

Category: ETFs, Markets

China’s Market and Policy Timeline

click for ginormous graphic Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets, Politics

Assessing the Technical Damage to Markets

  Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.  The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the time to sell.  -John Templeton   Now that the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has had its first decline…Read More

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis