Posts filed under “Markets”

The spread of state minimum-wage laws is making Congress look bad

Source: Washington Post

Category: Markets

Economic Indicators Dashboard

Source: Russell Investments

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Markets

Money and happiness: The link between happiness and income is fraying

Source: The Economist

Category: Markets

MiB: Ralph Acampora, MTA founder

This week’s Masters in Business Radio show at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Bloomberg Radio 1130AM and Siriux XM 119 (it also repeats all weekend). Our guest this week is Ralph Acampora, founder of the Market Technician’s Association. You can listen to the show live here. Shortly after the show, you can stream it…Read More

Category: Markets

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 10.31.14

Succinct Summations week ending October 31st. Positives: 1. Q3 GDP rose 3.5% vs expectations of 3.1%. 2. The Fed officially ended QE, the market stood on its own two feet. 3. Consumer confidence came in at 94.5, the highest levels since October 2007. 4. Chicago PMI came rose to a 12-month high of 66.2. 5….Read More

Category: Markets

Random Thoughts for October

Over the course of each month, I end up with quite a few random thoughts. They are the interesting tidbits that are not quite meaty enough to be worthy of a full column. But they often are interesting enough to stimulate thinking and provoke discussion. Rather than toss them out, I save them up over…Read More

Category: Markets

Stock Market Crash of October 29, 1929

The crash in 1929 followed a 6 year bull market that saw the Dow gain some 350% in just 6 years. The 89% crash wiped out just about all of it.


On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time.


Black Thursday brings the roaring twenties to a screaming halt, ushering in a world-wide an economic depression.

Category: Markets, Trading, Video

Succinct Summations of Weeks Events 10.24.14

Succinct Summations week ending October 24th Positives: 1. S&P 500 rose ~ 4% for the week — amazingly is now down less than 1% for the month. 2. Initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than expected but the 4-week moving average fell to the lowest levels since 2000. 3. Mortgage refinance applications rose 23.3%…Read More

Category: Markets

Asset Classes: Real 10-Year Expected Return

Source: Research Affiliates   Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates writes: In a world of low bond yields and slow economic growth, historically realized 5-6% real (7-8% nominal) asset class returns may be unrealistic expectations for the future. In other words, assets with above-average valuations may not deliver the sort of returns people came to expect…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Investing, Markets

Best-performing Unconventional Alternative Investment Ranking

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Hedge Funds, Markets