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  • China Unveils List of IPO Aspirants
    China looks set to reopen the IPO floodgates after a two-month pause, as the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced a list of 28 companies that ...
  • Geely Banks on New Strategy
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu said his Chinese auto brand Geely can use technology from his Volvo brand and a streamlined brand strategy ...
  • Fiat, Chrysler to Build Jeeps in China
    Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group arm expect to build Jeep vehicles for China in the Asian country starting in late 2015, the two companies ...
  • Volkswagen Seeks to Boost China Sales
    Europe's largest carmaker Volkswagen AG said it aims to sell more than 3.5 million vehicles in China this year, after sales there accounted ...
  • GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy
    The head of General Motors' North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."
  • Fish Farming Explores Deeper, Cleaner Waters
    Fish-farming companies are trying to guard against disease and expand production by trying new techniques, including the use of offshore structures akin to oil platforms.
  • Cuts and Shutdowns Are Hurting Science
    On Oct. 1 last year, the U.S. federal government shut its doors after Congress failed to pass a budget. For 16 days, around 800,000 government ...
  • The Longform Guide to Cuba
    There was a lot of attention this week on Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba, with features in both Los Angeles and ESPN the ...
  • High Maintenance
    The Web series High Maintenance, about which I’d been hearing good things at a low rumble for the past couple of months, had a few ...
  • British Airways Is Going Back to the Future
    In an attempt to combat rising fuel prices, British Airways is channeling their inner Doc Brown. The airline's new project, know as GreenSky, will convert ...
  • How Not to End Racial Discrimination
    The right has always been against race-conscious remedies to racial discrimination, touting “colorblindness” as the “constitutional” approach to making policy. But it’s only been in ...
  • Fund Flows
    Mutual fund flow estimates are derived from data collected by The Investment Company Institute covering more than 95 percent of industry assets and are adjusted ...
  • High RS Diffusion Index – In the “Green Zone”
    Yes, it is true—momentum has had a bad month.  While the S&P 500 is only a couple percent off its all-time highs, momentum stocks have ...
  • Relative Strength Spread
    The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (universe of mid and large cap stocks).  When the chart ...
  • Quote of the Week
    Mark Abraham, of Abraham Trading: While a fundamental analyst may be able to properly evaluate the economics underlying a stock, I do not believe they ...
  • Jamie Dimon on America
    Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, in his annual shareholder letter expresses sentiments with which I wholeheartedly concur: I have spoken about this in ...
  • Sunday links: lucky or smart
    Quote of the day Ron Lieber, “As with any investor, we simply cannot know ahead of time whether a high-performing mutual fund manager or investment ...
  • Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns
    Thanks for checking in with us this weekend.  Here are the items our readers clicked most frequently on Abnormal Returns for the week ended Saturday, ...
  • Saturday links: systems vs. goals
    The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. ...
  • Friday links: avoiding complexity
    Quote of the day David Merkel, “Be skeptical of complexity in exchange traded products.  Avoid complexity.  Complexity works in favor of the one offering the ...
  • A transitional moment for advisors
    Robo-advisors have been all over the news this week. Two of the bigger players in the space Betterment and Learnvest both announced they had raised ...
  • S&P 500 Higher or Lower from Here?
    The S&P 500 staged a nice bounce back rally during this holiday-shortened work week, and it is now back above its 50-day moving average.  Has ...
  • Bespoke Premium: Subscribe and Save!
    In celebration of Easter Weekend, Bespoke is offering a 10% discount on new subscriptions to our Bespoke Premium service.  In addition to the
  • Key Earnings Reports Next Week
    Next week will be extremely busy on the earnings front with no less than 550 companies set to report their first quarter numbers.  Below is ...
  • Philly Fed Exceeds Forecasts
    Despite the fact that manufacturing activity in the New York area was weaker than expected, manufacturing in the neighboring Philadelphia region came in better than ...
  • Investor Sentiment Turns A Little Less Bullish
    In spite of the equity market's rebound this week, individual investor sentiment took a slight turn for the worse this week.  According to this week's ...
  • CWS Market Review – April 18, 2014
    “Inflation is taxation without legislation.” – Milton Friedman The stock market has recovered a good deal from last week’s momentum-induced slide. The S&P 500 rallied ...
  • Morning News: April 18, 2014
    China March New Home Price Increases Ease on Tighter Credit U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Slightly to 304,000 What Janet Yellen Didn’t Say: The B-Word Chocolate ...
  • Morning News: April 17, 2014
    European Car Sales Strengthen on Manufacturer Incentives Japan Government Cuts Econ View After Sales Tax; No Need For Fresh Stimulus Dollar Strengthens Against Yen as ...
  • IBM Earns $2.54 Per Share
    For Q1, IBM earned $2.54 per share which matched expectations. They also reiterated their full-year estimate of at least $18 per share. Diluted EPS: GAAP: ...
  • Q1 Earnings Calendar
    Sixteen of our 20 Buy List stocks are on a March/June/September/December reporting cycle, so we’re going to get a lot of earnings reports over the ...
  • Dare to Be Great II
    I can’t tell you how many thousands of hours I have spent, over the years, thinking about, reading about, and talking about how to be ...
  • Every Central Bank for Itself
    “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson For the last 25 days I’ve been traveling in Argentina and South Africa, ...
  • Risk On, Regardless
    When Gary Shilling was with us here last fall, he and I were feeling considerably more sanguine about the near-term propects for the US and ...
  • The Lions in the Grass, Revisited
    “In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, ...
  • Hollow Men, Hollow Markets, Hollow World
    I’m sitting in the British Airways lounge at Heathrow terminal 5, or in other words in my usual office, and trying to catch up on ...
  • Credit - Hocus Bogus
    "Fake is as old as the Eden tree" - Orson WellesWatching with interest peripheral yields touching record ...
  • Credit - Too Big To Fall
    "Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." - Warren BuffettWatching with interest the ever compressing credit ...
  • Guest Post - Equities: Frothy Sentiment
    "The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're ...
  • Credit - The Thin Red Line
    "If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen ...
  • Credit - Crosswind
    "The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm." - Albert Camus
  • How to Start an ETF
    I gets lots of questions over email and in person on a handful of topics.  Usually I try to incorporate all of them into a ...
  • The Global Market Portfolio
    Graphics from Jan 2014 Update of “The Global Multi-Asset Market Portfolio 1959-2012″    
  • Free Books
    I’m starting a hellish travel schedule for the next six weeks, and usually I like to give out free books at the talks so people ...
  • A Spectrum of Possibilities (Probabilities)
    Valuation works over long time periods.  In the short term, anything can happen.  The US market was slightly expensive at the end of 2012, but ...
  • Checking in on the Tiger (Cubs)
    I sent out a fun piece by Novus to Idea Farm subscribers last month called Like Tiger, Like Cub.  The piece took a deep dive ...
  • Ignorance is strength
    IT IS hard not to be amused (as well as depressed) at the survey that asked Americans to place Ukraine on a map (the ...
  • Are asset managers a source of systemic risk?
    RISK can appear in all sorts of places in the financial sector. As Michael Lewis points out in his latest book, stockmarkets are now ...
  • Uh-oh
    HIGHER profits are generally seen as the most positive factor for stockmarkets. Over time, such profits should lead to more cashflows for investors in the ...
  • Collateral damage
    THERE are many potential explanations for the rise in inequality over the last 30 years - globalisation, the impact of technology (or skill-biased technological change ...
  • Another BRIC out of the wall?
    JIM O'Neill came up with the BRIC acronym in November 2001 as a way of discussing the growing economic importance of emerging markets. The four ...
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  • Victor Sperandeo
    Victor Sperandeo: President and CEO of Alpha Financial Technologies - Mr. Sperandeo was inducted into the Trader Hall of Fame. He is a professional trader ...
  • Dr. Philippa Malmgren
    Dr. Philippa “Pippa” Malmgren: President & Founder of Principalis Asset Management - Dr. Malmgren was former Special Assistant to the President of the United States ...
  • Grant Williams
    Grant Williams: Vulpes PM Portfolio Manager & IM Strategy Advisor - Grant Williams is the portfolio manager of the Vulpes Precious Metals Fund and strategy ...
  • Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - Former US Treasury Official, Co-Founder of Reaganomics, Economist & Acclaimed Author - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist, ...
  • Bill Fleckenstein
    Bill Fleckenstein: President of Fleckenstein Capital - Bill also writes a popular column ‘Contrarian Chronicles’ for MSN Money as well as the daily Market Rap ...
  • Doormen pact signals bigger union payouts
    The economic and political winds have suddenly shifted dramatically in favor of the city’s municipal unions. The beneficiaries will be New York’s workforce, and the ...
  • 'Living wage' inflation
    A state bill introduced last week to force large retail and food businesses to pay workers $15 an hour would add to New York's growing ...
  • Fix the picture on arts ed
    The report by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, "State of the Arts: A Plan to Boost Arts Education in New York City Schools," ...
  • Real estate boom bites nonprofits
    Time is running out for the Touro College and University System. It has just three months to find 300,000 square feet of affordable space in Manhattan ...
  • Port Authority drives toward on-ramp to reform
    After a long, cold winter, a thaw appears to finally be afoot at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Some of the ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-09
    Given that I block NSA & PRISM tweets, was entertaining tuning into twitter & trying to figure why everyone was on about Lord Snowdon -> ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-07
    Photo-set: Flooding Across Central Europe – http://t.co/8G6j8teCbd -> CDC Update: Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus – http://t.co/hWqN1338VN -> Col Flagg: ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-05
    FRED: Free Energy Data – http://t.co/90H7GVDazO -> Solipsisms ‘r’ us, courtesy of my friends at @thinkup: I apparently mention me a lot – http://t.co/9rTRXvBM9D -> ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-04
    The new Google Maps is truly Windows-ishly slow loading. I find myself non-clicking map links to avoid the dot-dot wait screen. -> Looking at 1980 ...
  • Towards measuring research supervision quality
    Research supervision, unlike the quality of academic research, is rarely assessed. This column proposes an index that quantifies the quality of research supervision. It shows ...
  • Wages, productivity, and employment in Italy
    Italy’s labour market productivity has been stagnating in the past decade despite numerous reforms. This column gives an explanation why this is so. By focusing ...
  • Has US household deleveraging ended?
    Household deleveraging in the US has impeded consumption and market activity in recent years, holding back the recovery. Despite substantial progress in balance sheet repair, ...
  • Global Crises: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses
    Stijn Claessens talks to Viv Davies about the recent IMF book titled 'Global Crises: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses', co-edited with M Ayhan Kose, ...
  • Derivatives and the Eurozone crisis
    In retrospect, it is striking that the sovereign bond spreads of peripheral Eurozone countries surged while the economic conditions were gradually deteriorating. This column provides ...
  • Our Loss of Wisdom
    “Practical wisdom is the combination of moral will and moral skill.” — Aristotle Barry Schwartz, author of Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the ...
  • the WAR of ART and the Unlived Life
    A voracious reader and best-selling author emailed me shortly after my post Anne Lamott: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. He proceeded to tell me ...
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things
    The problem with most business books is they present a formula for problems that ultimately have no formula. You’re reading something with no practical value ...
  • The Psychology of Persuasion
    I get a lot of emails from people asking me how they can learn to persuade others. Learning about the ways people (honestly and dishonestly) ...
  • Lincoln’s Last Writing
    Famously provoked by Lincoln’s speech, John Wilkes Booth was quoted as saying “That means citizenship. Now, by God, I’ll put him through. That is the ...
  • Is greed truly good?
    Here is something to ponder on Easter weekend, when Christ was said to have sacrificed himself for the Sins of Humanity. You don't necessarily have ...
  • CapEx: Still waiting for Godot
    In a recent post, I wrote that the US economy is mid-cycle and we need to see signs of capital expenditure acceleration for stock prices ...
  • EM tail-risks are rising
    As the events in Eastern Ukraine unfold, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote about the risks of a an American-Russian confrontation:The United States has constructed a ...
  • A thought for Passover and Easter
    Last night marked the start of Passover and this weekend marks Easter. I want to step back a little from my usual market commentaries and ...
  • A case of "risk exhaustion"?
    Stock markets have been selling off for a couple of weeks, but there has been no apparent fundamental underpinnings to the decline. While I can ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 17, 2014
    With markets closed for Good Friday, stocks finished off a very good week, retracting a decent portion of the losses we had seen in the ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 16, 2014
    We missed an interesting session yesterday with our quarterly survey so it is worth mentioning it today. The market was very volatile yesterday ...
  • STTG Q1 2014 Reader Survey
    With the 1st Quarter of 2014 now behind us, it is time to take a break from our daily market recaps to conduct our next ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 14, 2014
    Indexes bounced back from oversold levels but until proven otherwise this is just the natural ebb and flow of a downturn. The S&P ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 11, 2014
    The selloff continued Friday as we hit short term oversold levels. The S&P 500 fell 0.95% and the NASDAQ 1.34%. For the ...
  • chasing complexity
    As the global financial crisis recedes in our memories, it is easy to ascribe it to an unusual set of circumstances. But one aspect ...
  • the reluctant portfolio manager
    Faced with cash coming in that you're supposed to put to work and a shrinking opportunity set, what are you going to do?
  • a business of herding
    The forces that shape markets are the subject of debate among academicians and practitioners. A look at some of the arguments and how we ...
  • testing ourselves
    What if you could have a better understanding of the knowledge, skills, tendencies, and expectations of those with whom you work to make decisions?
  • every seven years
    The turning of the calendar leads to reflection and projection, but the broad sweep of history often leads us to more interesting stories.
  • Links for 4-20-14
    Obamacare Versus The Wusses - Paul Krugman Not a summary of economics - Noahpinion Misunderstanding macroeconomic models - mainly macro Is Subprime Mortgage Credit Back? ...
  • The Near Future
    Dan Little: The near future: There is a lot going on in America and the world today: climate change, increasing separation between the rich and ...
  • Links for 4-19-14
    On the Liberal Bias of Facts - Paul Krugman Capitalism and the Dalai Lama - NYTimes.com I Saw a Monetarist Drinking a Pina Colada... - ...
  • Debate at KSU: Thoma vs. Williamson
    [It starts around the 7:00 minute mark]
  • Paul Krugman: Salvation Gets Cheap
    The "price of solar panels has fallen more than 75 percent just since 2008": Salvation Gets Cheap, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The Intergovernmental ...
  • Verizon, AT&T Face Spectrum Bidding Limits
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said a portion of the high-quality wireless airwaves coming up soon for auction should be reserved for smaller carriers.
  • Best LED Light Bulbs for Vivid, Rich Colors
    What to look for in an energy-efficient LED light bulb. Plus shining examples like the Cree TW, GE Reveal, and Sylvania Ultra HD.
  • New Tax Bug Bites Tech Companies
    First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the ...
  • Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion
    A group led by private-equity firm TPG finalized an agreement to invest $450 million in Airbnb, valuing the home-rental site at $10 billion.
  • Alibaba-Linked Fund Posts Strong Growth
    China's fast-growing online investment fund Yu'e Bao nearly tripled in size during the first quarter, as its funds under management ballooned to $87 billion.
  • A Chart is Worth a Thousand Words
    Source: Larry Swedroe (CBS MoneyWatch)
  • Laugh or Cry?
    Ezra Klein (formerly of The Washington Post) has a new venture (Vox) dedicated to what he calls “explanatory journalism” and which offers consistently progressive “explanations” for various ...
  • Five Good Questions with Terry Odean
    Terrance Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of ...
  • Worth Watching
    An ESPN cameraman (or woman) caught some Phillies fans taunting Dan Uggla of the Braves Monday Night but then being rudely interrupted by Uggla’s hitting a game-winning ...
  • The Great Retirement Hedge
    I’m a big believer in hedging, especially when high variance negative outcomes are a serious threat. This gallery outlines what I call “The Great Retirement ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    The set-up coming into this past week was clean: SPX and NDX exhibited breadth extremes from which they usually bounce and April Opex is a ...
  • Fund Managers' Current Asset Allocation - April
    Every month, we review the latest BAML survey of global fund managers. Among the various ways of measuring investor sentiment, this is one of the ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Last week ended with a failed break-out higher in SPY and with RUT and NDX plumbing below their 50-dma. This was our conclusion: "Often, having ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    This is the market you are trading right now:First, since March 20 (the day after the FOMC meeting), SPY has gapped up 10 ...
  • Pivot Points, Tick and Vwap in Day Trading
    This blog is about inter-day swing trading. To shake things up, this post will instead be about day trading. A version of this post appeared ...
  • Two government agencies quit CBI
    Government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
  • Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy
    A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
  • Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
    Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories
  • STV quits CBI over referendum stance
    Broadcaster STV becomes the latest company to leave the CBI after the employers' body formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
  • 'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
    People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
  • Why 'Cheap' Stocks Are for Suckers
    Jeff Macke, Yahoo FinanceHuman beings may be apex predators with senses we can’t begin to articulate, but we are simply terrible at calculating odds.
  • The Biggest North American Oil Play Ever?
    Eric Winter, MSN MoneyThe Cline Shale in Texas could be the largest North American oil region of all time. Here's one stock at the ...
  • Is the Stock Market Rigged? Not Exactly
    Brian Schreiner, Huffington PostIn this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash ...
  • Buffett's Super-Simple Retirement Advice
    Jordan Wathen, Motley FoolWarren Buffett might as well be king of the investment industry. He produced the best returns the world has ever ...
  • Why Stocks Have More Room to Run
    Barry Ritholtz, Washington PostU.S. equity markets made substantial gains last year. The Standard & PoorÂ’s 500-stock index, the traditional benchmark for equities, was ...
  • A Chart is Worth a Thousand Words
    Source: Larry Swedroe (CBS MoneyWatch)
  • Laugh or Cry?
    Ezra Klein (formerly of The Washington Post) has a new venture (Vox) dedicated to what he calls “explanatory journalism” and which offers consistently progressive “explanations” for various ...
  • Five Good Questions with Terry Odean
    Terrance Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of ...
  • Worth Watching
    An ESPN cameraman (or woman) caught some Phillies fans taunting Dan Uggla of the Braves Monday Night but then being rudely interrupted by Uggla’s hitting a game-winning ...
  • The Great Retirement Hedge
    I’m a big believer in hedging, especially when high variance negative outcomes are a serious threat. This gallery outlines what I call “The Great Retirement ...
  • April 20, 2014
    The logical reaction rally that was triggered on Tuesday once the NASDAQ Composite Index undercut its early February lows and found support right at the ...
  • April 15, 2014
    As the old saying goes, you either scare them out or wear them out, After Friday’s weak showing, the market managed to put together a ...
  • April 13, 2014
    “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden Of note last week was the character of the third rally ...
  • April 13, 2014
    The market’s reaction rally and bounce, led by the S&P 500 Index’s bounce off the 50-day moving average on Wednesday, gave way in short order ...
  • April 9, 2014
    I wrote over the weekend that “At this stage the S&P 500 looks to me like it is set to test its 50-day moving average ...
  • Go on, you know you want to
    "Go on, you know you want to."How many times over the last few years have macro punters contemplating a sale of the euro ...
  • Holy Whiplash, Batman!
    Holmes and Watson have repaired to Baker Street for a well-earned break, leaving Macro Man to confront the rather more prosaic task of making sense ...
  • The Mystery of the Dots, Part II
    A continuation from Part II returned to 221B Baker Street with an FT, an Economist, and a large bag of wine gums.  ...
  • The Mystery of the Dots
    In the spring of 201- I had not seen Mr. Sherlock Holmes for more than four years.  My medical practice, which had been booming a ...
  • Oh Dear
    Oh dear.   It isn't terribly easy at the moment, is it, no matter which side of the bull/bear divide you happen to inhabit.  Indeed, a ...
  • Precious Metals Update
    The following Precious Metals summary comes from Frank Holmes and US Global Investors: Demand: Gold demand in China is expected to rise about 25 percent in ...
  • Stocks & Bonds Are Both Expensive!
    Stocks and bonds are both expensive in the long term, while no one expects inflation… The post Stocks & Bonds Are Both Expensive! appeared ...
  • Australian Property Bubble
    The post Australian Property Bubble appeared first on Short Side of Long.
  • US Stock Bull Overextended!
    As the month of March posted its final closing print for the S&P (at over 1,880), the equity market participants celebrated five year bull market ...
  • Gold’s Short vs Long Term View
    Chart 1: Gold has outperformed other asset classes over the quarter  Source: Short Side of Long Gold has outperformed all other major asset classes over the ...

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