The New York Stock Exchange goes down: inside the dystopian …

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I wake up from my whiskey stupor to the scent of burning motherboards, and I know that something is wrong. Out the window in New York’s Financial District, two men in torn bespoke suits roast a body over an oil drum. It looks like Thomas Friedman’s, but I […]

Wall St. mixed as lackluster earnings offset biotech M&A bid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 20, 2015.Reuters/Brendan McDermid n”>(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday, with the Dow industrials pulled down by a handful of uninspiring earnings reports, while the Nasdaq was pushed higher by a proposed biotech merger.Travelers, DuPont and IBM shares weighed on the Dow. DuPont reported lower sales in […]

Is The Stock Market Overvalued? Estimating Returns To 2020 And …

SummaryBased on its historic trend, the stock market appears to be marginally overvalued.
The historic trend suggests a probable real gain of about 20% over the next five years.
Analysts’ long-term forecasts of stock returns made 3 years ago appear to have been unrealistically low.
The Shiller Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings Ratio is relatively high (but not extremely high), and a market […]

How Big Data Can Transform Consumer Finance | Syncsort blog

To invoke the memory of a familiar 80′s E.F. Hutton ad, when Douglas Merrill of ZestFinance speaks of finance, we should listen. (You might want to listen merely because he was previously CIO and VP of engineering at Google.) Midway through 2013, the Los Angeles-based startup received Series C financing to the tune of $20 million.Zest for Lending – And […]

Prediction: First billion dollar Big Data company will be a practitioner …

Prediction: First billion dollar Big Data company will be a practitioner | #HPBigData2014 Rose Meadows | August 21stREAD MOREWith increasing attention on the business side of tech innovation, the world seems to be awaiting the rise of the first billion-dollar Big Data company. A recent $50 million dollar investment from Hewlett-Packard (HP) put Hortonworks a step forward in its goal […]

US stocks fall slightly in quiet trade |

NEW YORK The U.S. stock market eased in afternoon trading Tuesday following two days of gains. Investors focused on problems in Ukraine and Iraq.Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners, dragged down by lower oil prices.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,557 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s […]

US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain |

NEW YORK The stock market pulled back slightly Tuesday, following two days of gains, as investors focused on the damage that ongoing geopolitical tensions were causing the global economy.Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners, dragged down by lower oil prices.U.S. stock indexes opened modestly higher but turned lower at mid-morning and stayed there for the rest of the day. […]

Is Stock Market at Greater Risk Than in 2000? | RealClearMarkets

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Commission urges governments to embrace potential of Big Data …

Data collection and exploitation is a growing phenomenon; in response to industry and grassroots demands the European Commission is today calling on national governments to wake-up to this “big data” revolution.Vice President Neelie Kroes said “It’s about time we focus on the positive aspects of big data. Big data sounds negative and scary, and for the most part it isn’t. […]

Jaspersoft BI Platform Adds Big Data Capabilities | The Virtualization …

Jaspersoft, an industry-leading BI platform, has announced its first release since being acquired by TIBCO back in April. With version 5.6, Jaspersoft has enhanced its platform with a new big data connectivity architecture and new analytic calculations, extended its interactive reporting features, and improved the overall platform performance. This release also introduces a new product for advanced embedded analytics: Visualize.js.Big DataJaspersoft now […]