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Nate Silver: “Buying Big Data to Solve Problems Is Oversold” | CFA …

Jason Voss, CFAAt the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Seattle, Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight, delivered an important message to financial professionals about the appropriate uses and definite limitations of big data that was well worth its weight in gold.You would have to have been asleep for the last half-decade to not know that the business world, and consequently its […]

Martin Armstrong: Geopolitical Problems, Flight to … – Financial Sense

The always popular and controversial Martin Armstrong, creator of the widely cited Economic Confidence Model, gave some interesting predictions for the market along with his thoughts on Putin and Russia in a recent Financial Sense Newshour interview. Here are some excerpts:FSN: Martin, you have a wide following with investors and host large conferences around the globe. What are you telling […]

US Share Of World Market Capitalization – Business Insider

Business Insider/Matthew Boesler (data from Bloomberg)Chart 1.Bespoke Investment Group presents a variant of the above chart in a blog post on its website: America’s share of world market capitalization has dropped sharply since around March 20, mirroring the rise that occurred over the preceding month.To what extent is this a U.S. story as opposed to a rest-of-the-world story?The next chart […]

Google's Big Data Flu Flop. In the Pipeline: – In the Pipeline – Corante

Some of you may remember the “Google Flu” effort, where the company was going to try to track outbreaks of influenza in the US by mining Google queries. There was never much clarification about what terms, exactly, they were going to flag as being indicative of someone coming down with the flu, but the hype (or hope) at the time […]

Difference between Forex and Stock Trading | Malc Stone

Many people believe that Forex and stock trading is the same thing which gives them a lot of preconceived ideas and leads to a lot of surprises, especially if they are going to try their luck in one of these markets. Although they have a few similarities and might look like the same market for an outsider, once you start […]

Bonds Are Tanking And Stocks Just Blasted To A … – Business Insider

Better-than-expected economic data in the United States this morning have lifted stocks to new all-time highs as Treasuries slide, sending yields racing higher.The S&P 500 index is trading up 0.5% at 1862, a new intraday record high. 10-year U.S. Treasury futures, meanwhile, are 0.4% lower, and the yield on the 10-year note is 2.69%, 5 basis points below Thursday’s close.ISM-Chicago’s […]

'The Closest Thing To A No-Lose Investing Strategy…' (FHCO,CTRP)

Today, I’m going to let you in on one of the market’s best-kept secrets…#-ad_banner-#It turns out investors are willing to pay you to sell stocks you already own at a profit. You read that right.And you want to know the funny thing? Often, you don’t even end up having to sell the shares. You simply take other guy’s money. And […]

"I Can't Believe Investors Are Missing Out On These Payments …

Today, I’m going to let you in on one of the market’s best-kept secrets…It turns out investors are willing to pay you to sell stocks you already own at a profit. You read that right.And you want to know the funny thing? Oftentimes, you don’t even have to end up selling. You simply take their money. And rest assured, it’s […]