Reality Just Monkey Hammered Social Mood

KA-CHING!!!Amid all of the fun and excitement we forgot to pause to remember the latest generation of Etraders just cashed out by Wall Street. Yesterday:In other words, Social Mood just got monkey hammered by reality. Unlike Prechter who “believes” that social mood is the primary driver of everything. Reality IS the primary driver of everything. Slight difference. Reality doesn’t give […]

Suddenly, the stock market has gotten boring – Business Insider

Kai Pfaffenbach/ReutersAll of a sudden, things in the stock market are boring. Since the excitement we saw earlier this year with the S&P 500 falling 3% in January, oil searching for a bottom, the Swiss National Bank removing its peg against the euro, and the European Central Bank starting a quantitative easing program, US stocks have settled into one of the […]

The TV show that makes a stock market drop –

The local stock market promptly plunged 20 percent over the following few weeks, kicking off a phenomenon called the “Adam Cheng effect” or “Ting Hai effect.”In the two decades since, nearly every time the 68-year-old Cheng has appeared in a movie or television show—which has been more than 30 times—the Hang Seng declined.Most recently in 2013, the index fell nearly […]

JPMorgan Downgrades The US Stock Market – Business Insider

Ryan Vlastelica, Reuters
Nov. 17, 2014, 2:46 PM

REUTERS/Mike SegarJohn Childs, who lost his home in the New Dorp Beach section of Staten Island in Hurricane Sandy holds the American flag as he stands on the edge of the beach on the south shore of the island during an event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in the Staten Island […]

Trade of the Week Update: RealD (RLD) Back in Single-Digit Territory Midday Update for 8/7/2014Trade of the Week Update:  RealD (RLD) Back in Single-Digit Territory/ Put Options Double12:45 p.m. (EST) Earlier this week, I profiled RealD’s (RLD, $9.10, down $0.15) upcoming earnings release and showed investors and option traders several different ways to play a possible 10% move in the stock and a possible triple-digit profit with the right option.  It […]

Trade of the Week – Is RealD the Real Deal or a Done Deal … Midday Update for 8/5/2014Trade of the Week – Is RealD the Real Deal or a Done Deal?1:00 p.m. (EST)RealD (RLD, $10.47, down $0.15) will be reporting their numbers after the close today. The company is expected to earn a profit of $0.11, on average. The chance for an earnings surprise is high, as the 11 analysts that cover the […]

Indian Stock Market at its Highest – Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada

The world is watching the ongoing election for India’s federal government, the biggest voting exercise ever, with 814 million people eligible to vote. Narendra Modi is seen as the next Prime Minister (PM). In anticipation of a major expected positive shift in the economy, Indian stock market has gone to its highest ever. The rupee has been strengthening. Is India, […]

If The 2014 Stock Market Action Has Made You A Little Uneasy, You …

If you find yourself wanting to beat your head against the door, don’t fret, you’ve got company. 
And if you are spending an inordinate amount of time yelling at your screens, don’t despair – the guy next to you is probably doing the exact same thing.
Sandwiched in between the January/February’s -5.76 percent decline in the S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) and the […]

2013 1H Conferences in Social Media, BI, Big Data, and Sentiment …

FilmTwitterAcademy AwardsSocial NetworksAnalyticsSenti-meter Scans the Twitterverse for Movie Sentiment: Oscar or Runner Up?….Twitter’s an open platform, and tweets about movies are fair game for anyone to analyze. IBM, USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, and the Los Angeles Times have given it a shot in the form for the Oscar Senti-meter. The Oscar Senti-meter rates tweets that cite Academy […]