Posts filed under “Markets”

The QE Era

I am on the road this week in San Francisco, but I wanted to share this wonderful collection of charts from Jim Bianco of Bianco research:

 

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There’s much more after the jump

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Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Markets

Wild Wild East

Source: Barron’s

Category: Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 5.1.15

Succinct Summations week ending May 1st Positives: 1. Initial jobless claims plunged to 262k vs the 290k expected, the lowest reading in 15 years. 2. Pending home sales rose 13.4% y/o/y vs expectations for a 5.1% rise. 3. Consumer spending rose 1.9% in the first quarter, better than expected. 4. The S&P/Case-Shiller index increased 5%…Read More

Category: Markets

Forewarned: Traveling This Week

As previously mentioned, we are going West this week, to meet up with friends and clients as well as meet with prospective clients. I am looking forward to speaking with some interesting folks at David Rosenberg’s intimate event in Napa this weekend. Then for the rest of the week of May 4-8th, we will be in San Francisco…Read More

Category: Markets

How Robo Advisors Work

Be sure to check out our automated low cost advisor, LiftOff!     Source: MarketWatch

Category: Markets

How Spoofing Works

Source: WSJ

Category: Markets, Regulation, Technology, Trading

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 4.24.15

(Very) succinct summations for week ending April 24th: Positives: 1. The S&P 500 made a new all-time high. 2. Mortgage applications rose 5% w/o/w. 3. The NASDAQ Composite closed at its highest level in fifteen years. 4. Initial jobless claims came in at 295k, the seventh week below 300k. 5. Durable goods increased 4%, vs…Read More

Category: Markets

Nasdaq Bubble Stole From Future Returns

Yesterday, we discussed why the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has gone sideways for the past few months. The prime suspects were rich valuations, earnings crimped by falling energy prices and higher returns to be had overseas. Today, I want to look at the Nasdaq Composite Index. It closed at 5,056.06 yesterday, surpassing its March 2000 dot-com…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology, Sentiment, Valuation, Web/Tech

Is the Nasdaq in another bubble? (An Interactive Journey)

Click for crazy cool an interactive roller coaster. Source: WSJ

Category: Cycles, Digital Media, Markets, Valuation

New All Time Nasdaq Highs

Nasdaq Surge Lifts Internet Boosters of the Past Source: WSJ  

Category: Markets, Technology