What Was THAT?!?

Heck of day, Bernie.

Choose your poison: Technical, Fundamental, Macro-Economic — there’s something for everyone in the recent market action:

Macro-Economic: FOMC minutes reveal the Fed is expecting weaker growth, worse employment, with inflation threatening to become more problematic the same day CrudeOil hits $134.

Fundamental: Funny thing about that Oil: Without it, SPX earnings would be the worst in decades.

Technical: Markets have made up about half of their peak to trough losses, from the October highs to the January/March lows. No coincidence either that the 200 Day moving averages were major resistance. 

So what say ye? What is driving this market — and what does this 2 day, 430 point drop mean? Is this a blip, ior something more significant?

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What Say Ye?

Category: Earnings, Economy, Federal Reserve, Technical Analysis

Fed: Sorry, Our Bad.

Category: Federal Reserve

Call — or Raise?

Category: Currency, Federal Reserve

Crude Oil = $132; Peak Oil ?

Category: Commodities, Energy

Odd Data Point: Tech Passes Finance in SPX

Category: Earnings, Finance, Index/ETFs, Markets, Valuation

Read It Here First: Boating and the Economy

Category: Consumer Spending, Credit, Economy

Seasonal Adjustments and Inflation

Category: Data Analysis, Energy, Inflation

Malcolm Gladwell: Reinventing Invention

Malcolm Gladwell on the challenge of hiring in the modern world. From “Stories from the Near Future,” the 2008 New Yorker Conference.   

Interesting discussion, classic Gladwell . . .

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Source:
REINVENTING INVENTION   
Malcolm Gladwell
New Yorker, May 12, 2008
http://www.newyorker.com/online/video/conference/2008/gladwell

Category: Data Analysis, Psychology, Video

Corporate Bailouts Through History

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Hedge Funds

Mapping The Blogosphere

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech, Weblogs