Posts filed under “Markets”

10 Thursday AM Reads

Our glitch-free morning train reads:

• The US Economy is a Sea of Mediocre Tranquility (Economist’s Viewsee also The WTF Economy (Medium)
• The Whole Story: Factors + Asset Classes (Research Affiliates)
• Inside Target’s Tech Funhouse and Search for Its Next Billion-Dollar Business  (Re/Code)
• Televisions Are No Longer the Screen of Choice for Kids (Adage)
• Old before your time? People age at wildly different rates, study confirms. (The Guardian)

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Category: Markets

Complexity of U.S. Markets

  Start your day with this fascinating chart, by Credit Suisse (circa 2013) by way of Bloomberg:   click for ginormous graphic Source: Bloomberg  

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Regulation

China’s Market Policy Timeline

Monster timeline of China’s market policy changes this cycle:   click for ginormous graphic Via Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Regulation

Long Term Drivers of Economic Growth & Profits

My favorite quarterly chart book is out. These few charts caught my eye:


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Category: Earnings, Economy, Markets, Valuation

‘Wisdom of Crowds’ is Surprisingly Dumb

I had to chuckle when I read the following on Bloomberg yesterday: Paddy Power Plc said it was left “red-faced” after paying out early to gamblers who incorrectly bet that Greek voters would back an austerity referendum. Ireland’s biggest bookmaker “paid out five figures” in winnings on July 1, days before Greece rejected further austerity,…Read More

Category: Markets, Philosophy, Real Estate

Asset Class Performance, 1H 2015

One of my favorite — and most instructive charts — is the asset allocation quilt: Click for ginormous graphic Source: Novel Investor  

Category: Asset Allocation, Digital Media, Markets

The Battle for Greek Hearts and Minds Ahead of Referendum

Source: WSJ

Category: Markets, Politics

A Reliable Contrarian Indicator

Source: Bank of America, Merrill Lynch

Category: Data Analysis, Markets

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 6.26.15

Succinct Summations week ending June 26th Positives: 1. Consumer spending rose by 0.9% in May, the biggest gain in six years. 2. Weekly jobless claims came in at 271k, vs the 274k forecast. 3. Existing home sales rose 5.1% to 5.35m vs expectations of 5.26m, the highest since 2009. 4. New home sales came in…Read More

Category: Markets

Where You Live Correlates to a 20% Investment Bias

More on this shortly . . .   Source: Imgur

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Markets