Jim Grant: The Fed Turned the Stock Market Into a 'Hall of Mirrors …

Jim Grant: The Fed Turned the Stock Market Into a ‘Hall of Mirrors’
The editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer on the recent turmoil.
Matt Welch & Jim Epstein | August 26, 2015




“Confoundingly to me, people have come to be quite accepting of the value attached by fiat to these pieces of paper we call currency,” says Jim Grant, who’s the editor […]

TraderFeed: Three Views of the Breadth of Stock Market Strength

Here are updated charts for what we might call the breadth of market strength and weakness. (Raw data from the excellent Stock Charts site.) Any individual stock can give a buy or sell signal according to rules from a technical trading system. The top chart reflects Wilder’s Parabolic Stop-and-Reverse (SAR) system; the middle chart tracks a system based on Bollinger […]

Greenspan: "The Stock Market Is Great", But The Economy Feels …

While conflicting economic data leaves hope for both buills and bears, Alan Greenspan warns that, unlike Yellen, “US economic growth is not strong.” He then slays another pillar – suggesting the exuberant job growth is anything but (as he focuses on weak productivity as he pinpoints entitlements as “crowding out capital investment” in America. The maestro then breaks the golden […]

TraderFeed: A Quick Update on Stock Market Strength

TraderFeed: A Quick Update on Stock Market Strength

A Quick Update on Stock Market StrengthMy recent post suggested that we were seeing diminished strength in the U.S. stock market, but not distinct signs of weakness. Above we see three charts that update the view on market strength.The top chart tracks the number of common stocks across all exchanges that have made […]

How To Trade Credit Card Stocks (MA,AXP,DFS,V) – Investopedia

They may serve the same function, but not all credit cards are the same, as their commercials try to tell you. The same can be said for their stocks. Varying performance over the last several months shows that investors favor a couple companies over others. One credit card company remains in a strong uptrend, another in a weak uptrend, and […]

U.S. Stock Market Update | Seeking Alpha

SummaryOption 1: Market takes a correction in July to relieve over bought, over loved status. This is potentially a healthy pause to refresh before new highs.
Option 2: Market channel bursts upward and momentum fuels an upside blow off that would be terminal to the bull, a la ‘Silver 2011’.
We lean toward Option 1 for now.
The following is an excerpt from […]

Big Data Technology, Streaming Music, And Pandora's Competitive …

SummaryNeither Apple’s purchase of Beats nor Amazon’s recent music launch represent direct competition to Pandora which competes for revenue with terrestrial radio broadcasters (e.g. Clear Channel, Cumulus & CBS).

Pandora is really a Big Data technology company which uses its industry-leading data analysis algorithms to […]

Bitcoin Trading : BTC/USD Technical Analysis – 22nd June 2014 …

Analysis provided by Ashton Fraser, learn more about his trading strategies at the Lasers forex forum. Bitcoin appears to be trading within the confines of a very specific channel, determined by two key retracements levels, clearly observable on the Weekly timeframe, when applying a Fibonacci study. During midweek’s analysis, I posted the following BTC/USD Daily chart: Where I […]

Technical Analysis: S&P 500 May See New High In August | Stocks …

Several of our recent articles have described major US equity indices as being in topping patterns. As we mentioned last week, the Nasdaq-100 Index (INDEXNASDAQ:NDX) looks as though it needs one more slightly higher high this season to finish the job. Now we see a similar scenario unfolding in the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX), which may reach a […]

Forex Trade Signals: AUD/JPY Countertrend Setup – June 16, 2014 …

Forex Trade Signals: AUD/JPY Countertrend Setup – June 16, 2014By Forexminute – Samuel Rae | Technical Outlook | Jun 16, 2014 6:31AM BSTOn its daily forex chart, AUD/JPY is giving forex trade signals by testing the top of the rising channel with stochastic reflecting overbought conditions. Price might pull up for a test of the actual resistance around […]