No, that high school kid didn't make $72 million trading stocks

You may have seen the amazing story today about the high school kid who made $72 million trading stocks. There were plenty of red flags in the original New York Magazine article. But now CNBC is reporting that the $72 million figure is totally bogus.Mohammed Islam, a 17-year-old high school kid in New York, was profiled as a Wall Street […]

Why I'm Not Selling Stocks – Business Insider

Robert Shiller, Business InsiderYesterday, I mentioned again that I am increasingly concerned about the level of stock prices. Specifically, I said that, even if stock prices continue to go higher from here, which they might, I think that they’ll eventually crash back down below today’s levels — possibly far below. Even if stocks don’t eventually crash, but just move sideways, I […]

Why The Stock Market Is Detached From The Economy | Zero Hedge

Think about this for a moment. The stock market is comprised of thousands of companies doing business in the economy. Therefore, it only makes sense that the value of the stock market should be a reflection of the economy. As the economy ebbs and flows, so should the values of the companies that are operating within it. This idea can […]

Why I Love the Stock Market – Pragmatic Capitalism

By Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense
“The thing that most affects the market is everything.” – James Playsted Wood
While it’s never fun to lose money, the past couple of weeks reminded me once again why I love the stock market. Mr. Market is basicallly a crazy person that takes pride in frustrating people on a consistent basis. Every investor […]

Twitter's Big Data crunching 'BotMaker' muscles in on spam …

If you’re an avid Twitter user, you might have noticed a significant drop in the amount of spam messages and tweets bugging you. That’s because Twitter’s introduced a new anti-spam system called BotMaker that’s helped it to achieve a 40 percent reduction in its key spam metrics.Twitter’s Raghav Jeyaraman describes in a lengthy blog post why fighting Twitter spam is […]

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 […]

Robert Shiller On The Stock Market – Business Insider

Mark Lennihan/APYale Professor Robert J. Shiller has a new piece examining the market up at The New York Times in which he notes that stocks are indeed expensive:The United States stock market looks very expensive right now. The CAPE ratio, a stock-price measure I helped develop — is hovering at a worrisome level.I wrote with some concern about the high […]

The Dow Silent Stock Market Crash :: The Market Oracle :: Financial …

The Dow Silent Stock Market CrashStock-Markets / Financial CrashAug 08, 2014 – 09:18 PM GMTBy: EWI”Silent Crash”: Why the Real Value of the Dow Jones Industrials MattersPriced in real value, the Dow has collapsed 84% since 1999Stock market investors who glance at their screens see the dollar value of the Dow Industrials.Another way — the way Elliott Wave International (EWI) […]

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR) Surges Nearly 40%, Call Options … Midday Update for 8/8/2014Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR) Surges Nearly 40%, Call Options Active2:05 p.m. (EST)It has been an incredibly busy week with late nights and early morning wake-ups, but the action has been worth it.I have done extensive research over the past few weeks that has kept me well prepared in predicting this week’s continued volatility and weakness and, while […]

Big Data Meets Big Compute | Peter Levine

Big Data Meets Big Compute
The promise of big data has ushered in an era of data intelligence. From machine data to human thought streams, we are now collecting more data each day, so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. In fact, every day, we create 2.5 quintillion […]