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The Week Ahead: Volatility Cocktail
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 - Apr 13, 2014
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This week brings the makings of an explosive volatility cocktail: Important economic data; Key Q1 earnings reports; Options expiration; A short trading week; and An edgy market environment. This is ...
About two years ago the situation in Greece was at a flashpoint. It was at the top of the list of investor worries. Leading that argument was John Mauldin, who had written over thirty posts tagged ...
The Week Ahead: Fluff Or Fundamentals?
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 - Apr 06, 2014
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Sometimes markets emphasize simple themes, rejecting even modest efforts at nuance. The current big stories are the record highs in stocks, the length of time since the last significant correction, ...
Here is a happy problem: You have a large instant gain from one of your stocks. What should you do? The topic comes from an actual question raised at Scutify.com, where participants exchange ideas ...
Regular readers know that I love using sports to find investment insights. There are three reasons: Plentiful data – both before the event and afterwards; Specific odds from prediction markets and ...
Rightly or wrongly, markets continue the Fed fixation. Many expect (or demand?) a change in Fed policy. This week marks the first FOMC meeting with Janet Yellen as the Chair. Since there will also be ...
Yesterday I wrote about sources that simply dropped an indicator when it no longer fit the pre-conceived thesis. Sometimes it is even more blatant dramatic. Some sources simply engage in fancy ...
Objectivity! One of the most important questions for consumers of punditry is whether the source is intellectually honest about methods and interpretation. The test is a simple one: If an indicator ...
With stocks hitting new highs and the bull market reaching age five, the potential for a market top is a popular subject. There is a light schedule of economic releases, so pundits will be free to ...
Employment remains the paramount concern – for the economy, for the Fed, and for financial markets. There are many employment indicators, but that can be more confusing than helpful. Rarely is there...