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  • Sleepy giant
    CHINESE business leaders will gather on June 26th in Tianjin, a charmless industrial city near Beijing, for the ...
  • Short and sweet
    THE unpredictable ways of “Masa” Son, the founder of SoftBank, a Japanese telecoms and technology firm, are well ...
  • Free and easy listening
    A chorus of disapproval IN LOVE or in business, it is not a good idea to be on ...
  • Oi boy
    A bad call “OI” IS a cheerful, informal greeting in Brazilian Portuguese. But after the telecoms operator of ...
  • Print my ride
    A bumper business ANOTHER milestone has been passed in the adoption of additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D ...
  • Weekly RS Recap
    The table below shows the performance of a universe of mid and large cap U.S. equities, broken down by relative strength decile and quartile and ...
  • Relative Strength Spread
    The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (top quartile of stocks in our ranks divided by the ...
  • Manage Your Luck
    “Luck is the residue of design”                       –Branch Rickey There is a lot more luck ...
  • Dorsey Wright Separately Managed Accounts
    Our Systematic Relative Strength portfolios are available as separately managed accounts at a large and growing number of firms. Wells Fargo Advisors (Global Macro available on ...
  • Relative Strength Spread
    The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (top quartile of stocks in our ranks divided by the ...
  • Medtronic: High Dividend Growth Stock
    Medtronic plc manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. Over the past week, dividend champion Medtronic raised its quarterly dividend by 13.10% to 43 cents/share. ...
  • Time in the Market Trumps Timing the Market
    Good morning, As you are probably aware by now, British voters have decided to leave the EU. The stock markets around the world are falling; currencies ...
  • My personal journey with dividend stocks
    This is a guest post by Financially Integrated who writes about dividend investing, wealth creation and escaping the rat race. I have been attracted to dividend ...
  • How to get dividend investment ideas
    The daily life of dividend growth investor Successful investors buy stock in companies which are within their circle of competence. This concept has been ingrained in ...
  • Diageo (DEO) Dividend Stock Analysis
    Diageo plc (DEO) produces, distills, brews, bottles, packages, and distributes spirits, beer, wine, and ready to drink beverages. This international dividend company has increased dividends ...
  • Brexit Does the Fed a Favor
    Another effect of the Brexit vote is that any plans for a Fed rate hike this year are completely off the table. This was a ...
  • The Market Turns Defensive
    This is an instance where charts can say it all. Here’s the relative strength of staples (blue) and utilities (black): Here are the financials: And ...
  • The Pound Continues to Fall
    The pain for the British pound continues. The currency had been at $1.50 just before the vote. Today, it’s been below $1.32.
  • The Post-Brexit Blues
    Friday was obviously a very dramatic day on Wall Street. Stocks plunged and bonds soared. Gold rallied to a two-year high and the 10-year yield ...
  • Morning News: June 27, 2016
    Bank Shares Slide as Brexit Turmoil Hits World Stocks Text of Statement by George Osborne, Chaneloor of Exchequer, on ‘Brexit’ Oil Trades Below $48 a ...
  • The Frightening Global Rise of Agnotology
    I spend much of my time shrugging off breathless news events. Ebola (now Zika), employment reports, Federal Reserve rate changes, government shutdowns, peak earnings and ...
  • Will London remain a financial powerhouse?
    Here is my appearance with Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC (I look a touch skeptical):   Will London remain a financial powerhouse? Barry Ritholtz, founder of ...
  • Breakdown of Taxes by Country
    Right after my MSNBC hit, I leave the 3rd floor studios by elevator, and have van interesting conversation with a Very Famous Person®. The VFP® ...
  • 10 Monday AM Reads
    Welcome back to the fun house — start your post-Brexit week right with the finest morning train reads in the land: • Is Your Portfolio Getting Enough ...
  • Rickards & Ritholtz Debate Gold
    Last week, James Rickards, editor at Strategic Intelligence, and I actually had an intelligent debate about investing in gold and its role in the financial ...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable
    If buttercups buzz’d after the bee If boats were on land, churches on sea If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows And cats should be ...
  • Update on Globalization
    Globalization is one of the dominant economic forces in the world today and given the politics of the world it is also one of the ...
  • Generational Chaos Ahead
    “This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent that the one that went before ...
  • Evans-Pritchard, McWilliams, and Luntz on the Implications of Brexit
    In the wake of Orlando, I feel somewhat ambivalent about dragging us back to the world of economics. As I write this note, it is ...
  • Hot Summer Economic Weirdness
    “A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of the soul in which the ...
  • Brexit With A Vengeance
    This week’s Market Update takes a long look at the Brexit and it’s fallout. I would add that markets appear to have not priced in ...
  • Of Supernovas & Deflation
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets covers a lot of ground and includes the following; A former colleague emailed me to ask what would happen ...
  • “Zombie Fed”
    The weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; This week the UK will vote on whether to leave the European ...
  • Prepare For A Bear
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets looks at our latest encounter with a bear while hiking here in Walker. From the post; Two weeks ago ...
  • Rate Hike This Week Off The Table (probably…)
    The weekly market update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; Last week was a rough one for capital markets in terms sentiment. ...
  • Tweets of the Week
    [View the story “Tweets of the Week” on Storify] The post Tweets of the Week appeared first on Meb Faber Research - ...
  • Summertime Reading
    There’s no chance I get to this entire list but I have this stack of books at home just waiting to get read.  Thank you ...
  • Upcoming Travel: Newport, Denver, Vancouver, Chicago, Vegas, Caymans
    I will be traveling to the following places in the next few months to give a talk or sit on a panel, stop by and ...
  • Tweets of the Week
    [View the story “Tweets of the Week” on Storify] The post Tweets of the Week appeared first on Meb Faber Research - ...
  • Institutional Investors are Delusional
    I was skimming this recent publication from BNY Mellon and FT remark when a particular graphic caught my eye.  Below is a survey from 400+ real ...
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  • Why We Can’t Do Much About Growth
    Over the post-GFC period, I’ve made many references to a new, structurally lower rate of growth in the US and in the other highly developed countries. Prompted ...
  • Updating Avalanche Patrol
    In April of last year, the market didn’t seem to be picking up on fairly heavy Fed hints about its thinking, so I wrote a ...
  • Brazil. What Does Impeachment Mean For Investors?
    It looks very much as though Brazil is about to impeach Dilma. In a country with a system of governance as deeply flawed as Brazil’s, it would ...
  • Hedge Fund Ramblings on Risk
    I often have exchanges with old friends who are institutional HF managers. I’m lucky to have such a sharp, experienced and dialed-in network. Sometimes I clean ...
  • Negative Rates in the US: The Behavioral Cheat Sheet
    The Bank of Japan’s recent decision to join the ranks of central banks adopting negative policy rates caused a huge stir in financial markets, for two reasons. ...
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  • US Junk Bonds Eked Out A Small Gain Last Week
    Equity markets around the world took a hit at the end of last week in the wake of Friday’s news that Britain voted to leave ...
  • Initial Guidance | 27 June 2016
    In the wake of Friday’s stunning Brexit news, attention will increasingly focus on the messy details of implementing the UK’s decision to leave the European ...
  • Book Bits |25 June 2016
    ● Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe By James K. Galbraith Summary via publisher (Yale University Press) ...
  • Brexit Reignites A New Phase Of Risk-Off Sentiment
    The shocking news that the UK voted to leave the European Union has triggered a new phase of risk-off sentiment around the world. It’s anyone’s ...
  • Initial Guidance | 24 June 2016
    The UK voted to leave the European Union, dealing a heavy blow to Europe’s 50-year effort to create a unified economic region and unleashing a ...
  • Brexit: LTCM or Lehman?
    Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term ...
  • Brexit fallout watch
    Well, my Bremain call didn't go so well (see Positioning for a Bremain result). As I write this, the BBC has called the referendum ...
  • Positioning for a Bremain result
    Mid-week market update: Even though the polls show the two sides running neck and neck, my inner trader is positioning for a Remain result in the ...
  • The Brexit Pandora's Box
    For my (mainly) American friends, file this under "why you don't understand Europe":The Vietnam War was a war that scarred the national psyche ...
  • How the S&P 500 can get to 2200 and beyond
    Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term ...
  • Market Recap Jun 24, 2016
    Markets were caught wrong footed Friday as just about all signals were projecting a "Remain" vote rather than a "Brexit". Thus indexes gapped ...
  • Market Recap Jun 23, 2016
    If you believe the stock market as a good predictor of the future, than the Brexit is not going to happen. U.S. indexes shot ...
  • Market Recap Jun 22, 2016
    Indexes were mildly positive to start the day but some selling hit in the afternoon as some traders surely took money off the table ahead ...
  • Market Recap Jun 21, 2016
    Indexes had slight gains as most will be sitting on their hands ahead of Thursday's Brexit vote. The S&P 500 gained 0.27% and the ...
  • Market Recap Jun 20, 2016
    U.S. indexes gapped up at the open and stayed relatively firm all session as "Brexit" worries seemed to fall a bit. The S&P 500 ...
  • programmed or nonprogrammed
    There are two main approaches to investing, one in which machines make the decisions (based upon a set of rules) and one which is driven ...
  • a best practice for funds
    Mutual fund governance is hampered by the lack of independent information for fund directors. Here's a simple proposal to close the gap.
  • starting somewhere
    Performance chasing is endemic in the investment business, especially regarding the selection of managers. Can we design it out of our processes just as ...
  • work issues
    What are the attributes of a successful team? Are they any different in an investment organization than any other one?
  • shared delusions
    Asset owners and asset managers should have a clear-eyed view of the prospects ahead. In the scrum of manager selection, it's easy for that ...
  • Links for 06-27-16
    Some thoughts on Brexit – Kevin O'Rourke Against Eurotimidity - Paul Krugman Will America Win or Lose From Brexit? - Simon Johnson Economic consequences of ...
  • Property Rights, the Income Distribution, and China
    Roger Farmer: Property Rights, the Income Distribution and China: ...why has the distribution of income, in the United States and Europe, tilted towards capital and ...
  • Links for 06-26-16
    Just how bad will Brexit be, and can it be undone? - mainly macro Shedding light on PPP-adjusted GDP measures - VoxEU Choosing Between the ...
  • The Institutional Design of the Eurozone
    Brad Delong (The VoxEU column is in the post below this one): In Which I Call for Academic Scribblers and Funct Economists to Enter into ...
  • Making the Eurozone More Resilient: What is Needed Now and What Can Wait?
    Authors: Richard Baldwin, Charlie Bean, Thorsten Beck, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Olivier Blanchard, Peter Bofinger, Paul De Grauwe, Wouter den Haan, Barry Eichengreen, Lars Feld, Marcel Fratzscher, ...
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  • The Boomer Legacy: An Economic Mess
    The online version of my July Research magazine column is available today. In it, I take my baby boomer generation to task for failing to ...
  • Five-Word Financial Advice
    I asked my smartest finance friends for their five-word financial advice for new grads. https://t.co/DDQk2H2bgg — Morgan Housel (@TMFHousel) June 21, 2016 My friend Morgan ...
  • Mastering the Game of Imperfect Forecasting
    The online version of my monthly Research magazine column — from the June issue — is now available. It discusses “a grand conundrum for the ...
  • Complexity, Chaos and Chance
    Regular readers of this site have seen this from me before and can read it on the masthead above: Information is cheap but meaning is ...
  • Financial Gaslighting
    Note: This is my 1,000th post at Above the Market, which began publication nearly five years ago, in August of 2011.  I remain as astonished ...
  • AI’s Future Is Here
    Summers’ Epiphany. A 6/7 NYT article titled “Jobs Threatened by Machines: A Once ‘Stupid’ Concern Gains Respect” recalled a keynote ...
  • US Consumers: Shopping from Home
    More and more consumers are shopping online rather than going to the malls. Amazon has been a big enabler of ...
  • Goods Deflation Is Good
    Why are the major central banks so paranoid about deflation? It’s probably because they are staffed (stuffed) with macroeconomists ...
  • US Employment: Shortage of Jobs or Workers?
    Payrolls rose just 38,000 during May, the weakest gain since September 2010, and the previous two months were revised downward ...
  • US Yield Curve: Global Yellow Light?
    The spread between the 10-year US Treasury bond yield and the federal funds rate is one of the 10 components ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Summary: During the past three weeks, equities have been driven - higher and lower - almost exclusively by the UK referendum on whether to exit ...
  • Fund Managers' Current Asset Allocation - June
    Summary: Through early June, US equities had risen 17% from their lows in February. Equities outside the US had risen 15%. A tailwind for this ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Summary: SPY has moved nearly 3% higher over the past two weeks. The S&P is now within about 1% of where every rally in the ...
  • June Macro Update: Employment Data Weakens
    Summary: The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive (but sluggish) growth. On balance, the evidence ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Summary: After gaining 16% from the February low, SPX has been trading in a 2% range during May. A minor 20% of the rally has ...
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  • Brexit and the Failure of Democracy
    I want to go off topic here today because the recent Brexit vote exposed the extraordinary failure and danger of pure democracy.  People in the ...
  • Brexit is Here – Bremain Brational
    The UK has decided to leave the EU. It’s a strange vote given how little support there was from reputable economic experts.  The estimates of the economic ...
  • Confessions of a Recovering Alpha Junky
    For most of the last 20 years I’ve been an alpha junky. That means I was obsessed with trying to “beat the market” and generate ...
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  • Jim Chanos Versus Natural Gas
    The short seller Jim Chanos is short one of Carl Icahn's activist targets, Cheniere Energy (NYSE: LNG).To start, Icahn owns 8.2% of the company and ...
  • Opposing the Willis Group and Towers Watson Merger
    Driehaus Capital issued an open letter to Towers Watson & Company shareholders, speaking out against the deal to buy Willis Holdings.
  • Activism In Europe
    Don't forget - sign up for our free daily newsletter to stay in the activist investing know. Activist Investing has historically been veryAmerican. But we seem to ...
  • Broadfin Capital's New Target
    Don't forget - sign up for our free daily newsletter to stay in the activist investing know. Broadfin Capital is tired of Cardica (NASDAQ: CRDC) wasting cash. ...
  • JCP Still Trying To Take Out The Trash
    JCP Investment is taking Casella Waste (NASDAQ: CWST) to task again, putting out a letter and presentation. A name we covered in April as part ...
  • The Boomer Legacy: An Economic Mess
    The online version of my July Research magazine column is available today. In it, I take my baby boomer generation to task for failing to ...
  • Five-Word Financial Advice
    I asked my smartest finance friends for their five-word financial advice for new grads. https://t.co/DDQk2H2bgg — Morgan Housel (@TMFHousel) June 21, 2016 My friend Morgan ...
  • Mastering the Game of Imperfect Forecasting
    The online version of my monthly Research magazine column — from the June issue — is now available. It discusses “a grand conundrum for the ...
  • Complexity, Chaos and Chance
    Regular readers of this site have seen this from me before and can read it on the masthead above: Information is cheap but meaning is ...
  • Financial Gaslighting
    Note: This is my 1,000th post at Above the Market, which began publication nearly five years ago, in August of 2011.  I remain as astonished ...
  • June 26, 2016
    The odds-makers turned out to be very wrong when the United Kingdom surprised everyone by voting to exit the European Union on Thursday. The major ...
  • June 22, 2016
    The week started off with a massive futures jack on Monday morning that faded badly into the close. However, the action was not surprising given ...
  • June 19, 2016
    I wrote in my Wednesday mid-week report that the market looked like it was in store for more downside at that point, and that is ...
  • June 15, 2016
    The Fed did exactly what I expected it would do at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting.  That, again, was nothing, while they sounded ...
  • June 12, 2016
    As I wrote in my Wednesday mid-week report, we stay the course until evidence to the contrary presents itself. On Thursday, I began to detect ...
  • Confronting uncertainy
    The weekend has brought little by way of clarity, and as such markets look set to trade on the back foot again as investors come ...
  • 10 thoughts post Brexit
    1) By resigning and allowing the new PM (favoured to be Boris Johnson?) to decide when to activate Article 50 (the official notification of the ...
  • Brexit b(r)eckons
    Well, it's 11 pm NY (4 am UK time) and you probably don't need Macro Man to tell you what's going on.   Given the voting ...
  • Trading the Brexit vote
    And so the big day is finally here.  After months of waiting, steadily rising anticipation, and not a few awkward moments, we'll see an important ...
  • Fed policy: clear as mud, apparently
    It probably tells you everything that you need to know about the current state of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy that even in the ...
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  • Your Personal Financial Planning CAPE Ratio
    I was thinking some more about this piece I wrote about moving averages and how we get too much data, and then found myself thinking ...
  • Trends in the land of mutual funds
    The 2016 Investment Company Institute (ICI) fact book is out, revealing a treasure trove of data about the world of mutual funds and ETFs. If ...
  • Permanently bearish commentary
    “May you live in interesting times.” The world is a pretty amazing place, moreso today than ever before. We have instant-on, ready access to more ...
  • All your margin are belong to us
    (If you don’t get the reference.) I suppose many will read this and say “Enough already, James” but here I go again. A big study ...
  • Too much feedback
    Early this year I did something I have practically never done: went on a diet. I have always been very active and generally put in ...
  • Gartman’s Candid View on the BREXIT Outcome
    On the heels of such an historic event, we are witnessing a phenomenal impact on global markets. Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of the widely-renowned ...
  • Of Supernovas & Deflation
    By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   Barron’s was chock full of interesting quotes and comments over the weekend in addition to the bizarre cover ...
  • AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 6/17/2016
    Assets in actively increased by $201 million, or 0.78%, to $25.892 billion. There was one new fund launched last week which brings the total up ...
  • 6/20/16 Macro Update
    Please listen to American Wealth Management’s Laif Meidell and Heidi Foster discuss the latest events and trends across the markets in their weekly Macro Update. ...
  • Shall The UK “Bremain”?
    June 20, 2016 Dennis Gartman is editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, and strategic advisor of the AdvisorShares Gartman Currency Hedged Gold ETFs (GEUR ...
  • Company Notes Digest 6.22.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 6.17.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 6.10.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 6.3.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 5.27.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Monday Watch
    Night TradingAsian indices are -.50% to +.75% on average. Asia Ex-Japan Investment ...
  • Weekly Outlook
    Week Ahead by Bloomberg. Wall St. Week Ahead by Reuters.Weekly Economic ...
  • Today's Headlines
    Bloomberg:   Watershed Vote Ruins S&P 500 Week. After futures plunged more than 5 percent in ...
  • Market Week in Review
    S&P 500 2,051.42 -.94%*The Weekly Wrap ...
  • Weekly Scoreboard*
    IndicesS&P 500 2,051.42 -.94%DJIA 17,493.30 -1.02%
  • Brexit is not the end of the world as we know it
    As I write this at 8:30 pm California time, some 70% of the UK Brexit votes have been counted, and "Leave" is winning 51.5% to ...
  • Chemical activity points to a stronger economy
    The Chemical Activity Barometer, published monthly by the American Chemistry Council since 1919, has jumped 3% in the past 3 months, and is up 2.5% ...
  • Walls of worry update
    For the past several years the economy has been disappointingly weak (the weakest recovery ever), and the stock market has ...
  • Our very progressive tax code
    The CBO recently released its latest estimates of the distribution of household income, as of 2013. I've extracted some of ...
  • The U.S. is richer than ever
    Today the Fed released its latest estimate of the balance sheet of U.S. households. Collectively, our net worth reached a new high in nominal, real, ...
  • A brief update
    Over the last couple years, I’ve seen more and more people in technology trying to make government work better. They’re idealists who are also making ...
  • Thanks, Amit
    Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s ...
  • Solving a Verizon issue (Nexus 5X)
    I solved a problem today and figured that I’d document it for the rest of the world. Every time someone left me a voicemail on ...
  • Halloween 2015: USB Drive
    I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get ...
  • Give Google Contributor a try
    Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, ...
  • Brexit Boogeyman Bellows “Boo!”
    =-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- At a time like this, when the Brexit Boogeyman goes “Boo!” it’s time to take stock of the situation amid panic. Though the UK ...
  • The Collapse of FOMC Expectations
    When do you admit that you are wrong?  Do you do it publicly?  Do you hide it? Do you hide it plain sight? When I ...
  • Redacted Version of the June 2016 FOMC Statement
    =-=-=-=- April 2016 June 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further ...
  • Brexit Boogeyman
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=–= Investors need things to scare them, or they don’t have a normal life.  This is kind of like the bachelor uncle who tells little nieces ...
  • Estimating Future Stock Returns, March 2016 Update
    You might remember my post Estimating Future Stock Returns, and its follow-up piece.  If not they are good reads, and you can get the data on ...
  • Will Brexit Break EM’s Back?
    Financial markets are in turmoil today as the market failed to price in an exit of Britain from the EU, with sterling falling almost 10% ...
  • Politics, Governance & China
    Politics, Governance & China The below is an excerpt from our June Government’s and Markets Report for subscribers. Global equity markets have entered a stand-off ...
  • Erdoğan gets his wish
    “Erdogan once said that democracy, for him, is a bus ride … ‘once I get to my stop, I’m getting off’ ” Jordan’s King Abdullah recalling ...
  • EM: A rally, not a secular turning point
    This is an excerpt from our May Governments and Markets report. In our 2016 outlook reports published in December, we correctly forecast that the Fed ...
  • China; Stimulus papering over the cracks
    In the report ‘China; stimulus papering over the cracks’ which was published on Friday, we once again focus on developments in China, where we believe ...
  • The Failure of Wisconsin's Voter ID Law
    On April 5, when voters cast ballots in Wisconsin's Republican and Democratic primaries, the state's controversial voter ID bill will face its biggest ...
  • Public Information Is Key to Countering the New Chemical Weapons Threat
    On March 16, in the northern Kurdish city of Halabja, Iraq, Iraqi men and women gathered around a monument erected to remind the world ...
  • Stacked Deck
    Proving that prejudice drove a decision to deny a job or loan to a minority is difficult. There are always other factors involved, like employment and ...
  • Snapshots From Our Instagram
    Photographer @cmleaman on assignment with roboticists at New York's Gowanus Canal.Senior Editor @tscheinman captured a peaceful protest while covering COP21 in Paris.@ilikevans1 traveled to the ...
  • How to Radicalize a Young American Muslim
    When terrorists indiscriminately kill scores of people, as in the recent attacks in Brussels and Lahore, Pakistan, we tend to assume they are monsters. Anyone ...
  • The Cultural Complex
    I have a Jungian based book in my library called The Cultural Complex compiled by Thomas Singer and Sam Kimbles. I was delighted to hear that Tom ...
  • Preparing for launch
    First to get the trades out of the way selling 100 SPY at the open to lighten up my broad market exposure. I still hate ...
  • Feeling Disloyal
    I am feeling terrible that I am not posting on this site, like I would like. I am however tweeting a lot these days and ...
  • New Year New Trade
    It has been some time since we have done anything to the portfolio. We will buy 75 SPY @ the market open on 21 Jan. ...
  • Summary of 2015 Capital Markets
    This table has all you need to know to have a handle on what happened last year.
  • Markets Roiled as Britain Votes Itself Out of EU
    Britain has voted to exit the European Union and its prime minister has resigned in the wake of the Brexit vote. The markets have, so ...
  • How the Brexit Vote Will Affect the Markets
    Regardless the outcome of the Brexit vote, the European Union is failing, according to newsletter writer and technical analyst Clive Maund. The consequences will likely ...
  • Oil Prices Send Sell Signal
    Technical analyst Jack Chan believes a correction in oil prices is underway, and advises investors to use caution in a vulnerable market. Investors rely ...
  • NexGen Drilling Reveals Massive Pitchblende
    Drilling has revealed massive pitchblende near NexGen Energy's Arrow zone on the Rook 1 property in the Athabasca Basin. Here's what the analysts have to ...
  • Crude Oil Is Due for a Correction
    Technical analyst Jack Chan demonstrates the divergence between oil equity prices and the underlying commodity. Investors rely on us to share promising investment ideas ...
  • Daily Note – A Hopeful Diagnosis?
    Summary Systemic Financial Risk Brewing? Don’t expect banks to run out of money! Market’s overly pessimistic on growth? United States: Housing Data holding up Good ...
  • Daily Note – The man without a plan?
    Summary ECB has no plan and looking to surprise! Winging it with monetary policy! Municipal bond buying is still on the table Complexity in a ...
  • Daily Note – Mario’s Christmas gift?
    Summary Global market round-up ECB opens the door to easing in December What exactly will the ECB do? Good morning, Global equities rallied and EURUSD ...
  • Daily Note – Forget 1987, think 2011!
    Summary Beware historical analogies! A mood of sobriety & the covet of safety A Corporate profit recession Good morning, The market crash worth thinking about ...
  • Daily Note – Fed fears
    Summary Corporate finance views US rate rises – someone has to be wrong! United States: Retail Sales hit by weather China: Economy being pumped with ...
  • Is the tide turning for Odey the Brexiteer? - part 2
    It looks like my story from yesterday was bang on the money.Indeed, just a few hours after I published yesterday morning charming Crispin ...
  • Is the tide turning for Odey the Brexiteer?
    Crispin Odey's flagship European fund has had a tough time in the last year or so after the charismatic fund manager made some pretty bold ...
  • Cough up or sell up
    Market participants are going to have to stick their hands in their pockets to keep trading companies, indices and currencies over the next few days.
  • Betaville hits 20 million!
    Little old Betaville has hit another milestone - today it reached a total of 20 million page impressions from readers.It's been great fun ...
  • That meeting - part 3
    Regular readers will remember my piece from a couple of weeks ago about The Times follow up to my original story from last year about ...
  • Lundgren Center Conference Focuses on Consumer, Technology and Doing Things Differently
    From TheRobinReport.com --- Retailers who improve their connection with consumers, give instant service, and find new ways to enhance the shopping experience will be the ones ...
  • It’s Time for a Department Store Renaissance!
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