September 24th, 2016 9:30 pm
By David Trainer. Originally published at ValueWalk.
Recap from August Picks
Our Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio (+0.7%) outperformed the S&P 500 (-2.3%) last month. The best performing stock in the portfolio was Francesca’s Holdings (FRAN), which was up 8%. Overall, 10 out of the 15 Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Stocks outperformed the S&P in August.
The success of the Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Model Po...
September 24th, 2016 8:28 pm
No matter the outcome of the presidential election, according to BofA's Chief Investment Strategist, Michael Hartnett, 2017 will likely be a year of small absolute returns as the bank expects higher rates will collide with high bond and equity valuations, but it will be a year of big rotations "as investors shift from ZIRP winners like bonds, US, growth stocks to ZIRP losers like commodities, banks and Japan", where BofA forecasts 20,000 on Nikkei, although for that to happen the currency would have to implode in what may be a terminal loss of faith in the central bank.
Still, with all attention now focused on the key risk event until a potential...
September 24th, 2016 2:54 pm
Courtesy of Mish.
The €72 trillion (notional) derivatives mess known as Deutsche Bank remains under severe pressure. It’s market cap is $17.43 billion. It has no earnings and pays no dividend.
On April 23, Deutsche Bank was Fined $2.5 Billion over LIBOR rate rigging. Twenty-one people face criminal charges following a seven-year investigation.
On September 16, the US Department of Justice Fined Deutsche Bank $14B for mortgage securities fraud leading up to the 2007-2009 global meltdown.
Today, German Chancellor ...
September 24th, 2016 10:03 am
Financial Markets and Economy
Treasuries traders are signaling a growing conviction that the Federal Reserve will follow through on its projections and raise interest rates in 2016.
Volatility in the $5.1-trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market is down, but not out, according to UBS AG.
September 23rd, 2016 8:18 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Below looks at Crude Oil on a “Monthly Closing” basis, since the early 1980’s.
Crude Oil started tanking in 2014 and its low earlier this year, took place at dual long-term support at (1) below.
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Two support lines, that date back over a decade, came into play at (1) and so far have held. Crude remains in a down trend and this down trend is being tested at this time.
September 23rd, 2016 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related ATVI 'Pokémon GO' Popularity Is Officially In Decline Baird Analysts Reflect On Activision And The 'Call Of Duty:...
September 20th, 2016 9:45 pm
Courtesy of Read the Ticker.Those who use volume as part of the technical studies will say the wish to see a rising market where volume is greater on the upswing that that on the down swing.
September 19th, 2016 9:52 am
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September 15th, 2016 9:48 am
Market Liquidity and Macroeconomic Bullshit
Courtesy of The Nattering Naybob
STJL - "Apparently macroeconomics is all bullshit – ROFL! Paging Naybob now… Famous Economist Paul Romer Says Macroeconomics Is All Bullshit."
The Nattering One muses... Macroeconomics as practiced by academics and those in charge is pure voodoo. Better to chant over goat blood, bird feathers and scattered entrails...
As for reality, overnight CNH HIBOR (...
September 13th, 2016 11:39 am
"When you let the free market take over, the little people get screwed and bankers get rich. Chile tried privatizing retirement plans and surprise, surprise, fund manager ate the profits… Pretty sure the results would be the same here..." ~ Jean-LucHere's a Cautionary Tale of Pension Privatization From Chile
Among free-market fans, Chile's privatized pension plan has long been held up as a model for us to follow. The problem, as the Financial Times notes today, is ...
September 10th, 2016 5:00 pm
By Jan Skoyles
I was so pleased yesterday by the announcement that I have joined the Research team at GoldCore as it meant that I could finally start talking about it and was back in a role that lets me indulge in my passion by researching and geeking out on all things gold, silver and money.
August 22nd, 2016 1:15 pm
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Epizyme was founded in 2007, and trying to create drugs to treat patient's cancer by focusing on genetically-linked differences between normal and cancer cells. Cancer areas of focus include leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer. One of the Epizme cofounders, H. Robert Horvitz, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2002 for "discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death."
Before discussing the drug targets of Epizyme, understanding epigenetics is crucial to comprehend the company's goals.
Genetic components are the DNA sequences that are 'inherited.' Some of these genes are stronger than others in their expression (e.g., eye color). Yet, some genes turn on or off due to external factors (environmental), and it is und...
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
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December 15th, 2015 2:15 pm
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