Hedge Funds Underperform In July, Lose -0.02%

Guest post courtesy of the Hennessee Group.
August 13, 2015 – New York, NY – Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index lost -0.02% in July (+2.94% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +1.97% (+2.18% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose +0.40% (-0.75% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +2.84% (+8.28% YTD). Bonds were also […]

Black Swan Diving Into Pavement: For Fun and Profit

Corporations import Third World deflation (poverty) and Central Banks turn it into 0% capital for speculation. It’s exactly what an Idiocracy would do, given the chance. Instead of questioning the use of 0% interest rates to fix a catastrophe caused by 1% interest rates, the Idiocracy went to work monetizing poverty.This entire creep show…0% interest rates, blue light specials, stock […]

What's going on with China's stock market? | Financial Post

China’s stocks look to be falling back down to reality.After an epic rally that saw the Shanghai Composite index climb more than 40% this year and the tech-heavy Shenzhen Composite rise a world-leading 90%, a correction — or maybe worse — looks to be in the works.Last week both indices lost more than 10%, falling solidly into correction territory. But […]

Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF (ETF:MES), WisdomTree …

Related MESMiddle East ETFs and IranMiddle East Volatility Affecting ETFsSaudi Arabia’s stock market opens to foreigners(Seeking Alpha)Related GULFMiddle East ETFs and IranMiddle East Volatility Affecting ETFsSaudi Arabia’s stock market opens to foreigners(Seeking Alpha)Pictured above: Saudi investor monitors the stock exchange at the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, on June 15, 2015 in the capital Riyadh. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images.The Kingdom of […]

A Closer Look: Potential For Correction Exists

by Tiho Brkan, Short Side of LongChart 1: Equities recently suffered a technical reversal at record highs…  Source: FinViz.comPrinter-friendly VersionEmail This Article

This weeks trading sessions in the US equities continue to show evidence of weakness, as majority of the US equity indices stalled at resistance levels. Couple of days ago, the S&P 500 opened at intraday record highs but closed with an outside […]

Developments In Foreign Stocks Markets Are Hard To Ignore | Stock …

Markets Care About Money PrintingWhile the Federal Reserve has ended its quantitative easing (QE) program, central banks in Europe and Asia continue to implement ultra-easy monetary policies, which provide a tailwind for foreign stock markets. China announced additional economic stimulus last Sunday and more may be on the way. From The Wall Street Journal:
China’s central bank has long been critical […]

Softer Rate Hike Cycle Ahead?

The “Good Friday” Jobs Report may be one of the most anticlimactic in memory as the sharp slowdown in the jobs growth rate ran smack into a market closed for the holiday weekend and while it truly was a good Friday for anyone still long the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP), what sort of situation will investors […]

Companies Not Embracing 'Big Data' – Business Insider

For years, big data has been one of the hottest buzzwords across all industries.Big data is the term used to describe the process of analyzing complex set of data sets to discover information that could help make better decisions or find certain patterns that were previously unknown.For example, Amazon is able to recommend products based on your previous buying patterns. […]

Gartner's Hype Cycle: Big Data's on the slippery slope | SiliconANGLE

Gartner’s Hype Cycle: Big Data’s on the slippery slope Mike Wheatley | August 19thREAD MOREGartner has just released its annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and it shows some interesting moves for two of the most important enterprise technologies – Big Data and the cloud. Organizations that make use of these technologies might therefore need to brace themselves as their […]

News flash: South Korea aims to boost stock trading | Financial …

Park Geun-hyeSouth Korean President
South Korea’s FSC is considering doubling the daily stock price movement limit to 30% from 15%, which was last set in 1998.
“The issue was officially discussed at a meeting chaired by President Park Geun-hye yesterday as part of measures to further promote Korea’s service industry including financial services sector,” the FSC said in an email.
“The exact timing […]