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Nowcasting The Business Cycle | Preface
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 - Apr 18, 2014

There are many victories worthy of celebration in the field of macroeconomics. Banishing the business cycle to the dustbin of history isn’t one of them. Periods of economic contraction are ...

 
S&P 500 Snapshot: Best Weekly Gain Since July Of Last Year
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 - Apr 18, 2014

The pre-market announcement of new jobless claims continues to beat expectations with its four-week moving average now the lowest since early October of 2007, two months before the last recession. ...

 
Social’s Gentle Descent
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Social media stocks in general should, I think, continue their steady waterfall. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reports after next Wednesday’s close, which should be as good a reason as any to ...

 
Trending Trade In Sterling
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 - Apr 17, 2014
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The focus in the equity world has been on the US dollar, eurod and yen. Will the dollar weaken? Will the ECB cut rates to weaken the euro? Will Japan finally be able to create some inflation by ...

 
'New Abnormal' No Longer A Market Threat
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 - Apr 17, 2014
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There’s a growing list of economic clues that suggest that the moderate pace of expansion, although battered and bruised in January and February, revived last month. Consider yesterday’s update on ...

 
Nasdaq, Russell 2000 Against Steep Resistance
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Markets yesterday stayed with the theme of Tuesday's bullish reversal, adding another percentage point in gains as shorts found themselves on the wrong side of the trade. However, the Nasdaq ...

 
TWITTER- Bounced From Its Support Zone, What Now?
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Twitter has bounced sharply up from its major support zone (mentioned below) on a 4 hour time frame. The support zone has shown that there was an incredible amount of buying pressure, which has pushed...

 
Oxford BioMedica Ocular Programs Leading The Way  
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 - Apr 17, 2014

I can see clearly Oxford Biomedica's (OXB.LSE) near-term outlook is highly dependent on the outcome of Sanofi's (NYSE:SNY) decision on whether or not to opt in to the RetinoStat programme (a decision ...

 
Thursday's Stocks To Watch
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Upcoming US Events for Today: Weekly Jobless Claims will be released at 8:30am. The market expects Initial Claims to show 312K versus 300K previous. Philadelphia Fed Index for April will be released ...

 
Old Vs. New Economy Stocks
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Some sectors of the market are making all-time highs and some others, related to tech primarily, are in a correction mode. The market as a whole refuses to be pulled down by technology. Does this mark...

 
All Market Analysis: Staying Neutral For Now
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Monitoring purposes SPX: Sold SPX on 4/1/14 at 1885.52 = gain 1.78%; Long SPX on 3/26/14 at 1852.56. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes:...

 
U.S. Bancorp: Don’t Forget About This Fair Valued Bank
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 - Apr 17, 2014

If you were to survey the field to name major banks, we’re guessing that U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) wouldn’t top too many lists. Instead, the likes of J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Bank...

 
Here’s What The Buy Side Expects From AMD Thursday
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings after the market closes on Thursday, April 17th. AMD is a large semiconductor company which produces computer processors, ...

 
Why Morgan Stanley Will Grow While Other Financials Remain Flat
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings before the market opens on Thursday, April 17th. Morgan Stanley is a financial services company which focuses primarily on its Global ...

 
With Fizzling Sales In US And EU Pepsico Looks To China For Growth
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings before the market opens on Thursday, April 17th. Pepsico is an American multinational beverage company best known for its flagship Pepsi ...

 
Why Goldman Earnings Will Be Lower, But Still Crush Expectations
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 - Apr 17, 2014

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings before the market opens on Thursday, April 17th. Banks make the big bucks when the economy grows and businesses and ...

 
Why Tech Earnings Can’t Come Quickly Enough
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 - Apr 17, 2014

Some of the most exciting companies and high flier stocks of 2013 have been getting crushed lately. Over the past month the market has seen a major rotation out of high growth, high-beta, momentum ...