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Market Recap For April 2014: QE Unwind Edition

by Greg Naylor     April was an uneventful month on the economic front, as the conflict in the Ukraine entered a quiet news zone, the...
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Rising Meat Prices Point To Expensive BBQ Season

As Memorial Day approaches, more and more family and friends will get together for backyard parties and BBQs. But with rising meat prices, the...

The Fix Is In: Is Earnings Season Gamified?

With over 90% of the S&P 500 (SPX) reporting through last Friday, Q1 2014 earnings season is effectively over.  As Factset reports, of those...
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Apple Deal With Beats Gets Mixed Reviews; Cool Factor Weighs

When the Apple deal with Beats started to make its way through the headlines, my first thought was "good fit."  And although it has...

Snowpocalypse Now: Why Resilient Q2 GDP Estimates May Be Fantasy

In spite (no, actually because of) last week's flatlined +0.1% Q1 Advance GDP Growth reading (published by the BEA here), Goldman Sachs' Kris Dawsey...
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May Day S&P 500 Performance Since 1950

It's May Day: half of the Western world is taking a holiday, but markets in the Americas are opening for business. In contrast to the...
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Fed Tapers While GDP Slows: Not So New-sy

On the same day that investors received confirmation that the economy slowed to a crawl (advance Q1 GDP logged in at +0.1), they also...
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S&P 500 Weekend Update: Uncertainty Keeps Markets Choppy

As the market chop continues, so does the uncertainty. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (nor a good thing). It just means that market...

Trading Wisdom from the Desert – I: Process Over Outcome

Expect only what happens in the fight. That way you’ll never be surprised. — recollected from Duncan Idaho, the Swordsmaster of the Ginaz, by Paul Before...

Interview With Greg B Davies, Head Of Barclays Behavioural Finance

I recently sat down with Greg B Davies, Managing Director at Barclays to discuss his team's innovative applications of Behavioral Finance. As Head of...

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