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October 25th, 2016 6:10 pm
For the first time since 2012, the Richmond Fed business surveyr has been in contraction (below 0) for 3 straight months (and 4 of the last 5). Worse still, the six-month average of the business survey has not deteriorated this fast since Q2 2008. While the underlying components were mixed, inventory levels dropped (bad for GDP), average workweek tumbled (bad for incomes), and new orders re-plunged.
This is the worst drop in the six-month average of the Richmond Fed survey since Q2 2008...
October 25th, 2016 6:04 pm
Courtesy of Declan.It was a mixed day for indices. Large Caps remain bound by wedge support/resistance, but Tech broke upside yesterday from similar wedges and held those breakout today.
October 25th, 2016 4:42 pm
In evaluating the results of real-life economic policy experiments it is important to measure them. Avoiding this step in the experimental process detracts from what could be a valuable learning experience, which could, potentially, put some incorrect theories to rest. For instance, consider Kansas.
By Barry Ritholtz
“What’s measured, improves.”
So said management legend and author Peter F. Drucker about the value of using metrics to define specific objectives within an organization.
Drucker is no longer with us; if he were, he might want ...
October 25th, 2016 4:07 pm
By BroyHill. Originally published at ValueWalk.
This wonderful advice from Fred Schwed was originally published in 1940 – some things never change.
“When there is a stock-market boom, and everyone is scrambling for common stocks, take all your common stocks and sell them. Take the proceeds and buy conservative bonds. No doubt the stocks you sold will go higher. Pay no attention to this – just wait for the depression which will come sooner or later. When this depression – or panic – becomes a national catastrophe, sell out the bonds (perhaps at a loss) and buy back the stocks. No doubt the stocks will go lower still. Again pay no attention. Wait for the next boom. Continue to repeat this operation as long as you live, and you’ll have the pleasure of dying rich”.
October 25th, 2016 10:38 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
This article was originally written for See It Market.
The U.S. Dollar Index has been trading in a wide consolidation pattern over the last 18 months or so. But after the recent U.S. Dollar rally, that consolidation has formed two distinct chart patterns.
And as you may have guessed… one is bullish while the other is bearish.
CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE...
October 25th, 2016 10:25 am
Financial Markets and Economy
Crude advanced as OPEC’s secretary-general was due to visit Baghdad on Tuesday for talks aimed at resolving a deal on output after Iraq said it should be exempt from planned cuts.
Iron ore is surging thanks to its bulk-commodity compatriot, coal. Iron ore futures in Singapore ad...
October 25th, 2016 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related AKS Deutsche Bank Upgrades 7 Precious Metals & Mining Stocks Benzinga's Top Upgrades AK Steel beats by $0.08, misses on revenue (Seeking Alpha) Related ...
October 24th, 2016 9:34 am
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October 24th, 2016 8:30 am
Courtesy of Nattering Naybob.The good news... Waiting since 1945, after 71 years, the Chicago Cubs have a chance to win their first WS since 1908. The bad news... The Cubs face an Indian's team that has been waiting since 1948 to win a WS and last appeared in 1997.
October 7th, 2016 2:29 pm
Good article on investing success:The Most Overlooked Trait of Investing Success
There is a reason no Berkshire Hathaway investor chides Buffett when the company has a bad quarter. It’s because Buffett has so thoroughly convinced his investors that it’s pointless to try to navigate around 90-day intervals. He’s done that by writing incredibly lucid letters to investors for the last 50 years, communicating in easy-to-understand language at annual meetings, and speaking on TV in ways that someone with no investing experience can grasp.
Yes, Buffett runs an amazing investment company. But he also runs an amazing investor company. One of the most underappreciated part of his s...
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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