Wall Street on Friday closed higher for the first time in a week, lifted by rising tech stocks, while oil prices slumped 5 percent on receding fears about Middle East fighting disrupting supplies.U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped on government data indicating U.S. economic growth was slowing and the dollar was down, while gold had its first losing day after a […]

Stock-market gains are making us dangerously complacent …

During a recent chat with a long-time investing-minded friend, the topic naturally drifted to the recent strong market performance and what that meant for our goals.Perhaps like many others, our goals can be broken up into two separate but related hopes. One, the mildly optimistic version, is that we save and generate enough investment returns to retire comfortably — live […]

Stock Advance-Decline Line Foretells Job Openings -Technical …

Back in 2011, I wrote about Why Even Fundamental Analysts Should Watch A-D Line, noting that the NYSE A-D Line is very strongly correlated to corporate profits.But because the A-D Line can be calculated each day in real time, whereas corporate profits are reported with a significant lag, in effect the A-D Line gives a leading indication for what the […]

Gold Prediction using Statistics & Technical Analysis : Silver Investor …

Gold Prediction using Statistics & Technical AnalysisPosted by David Morgan on May 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment Here is my gold prediction (silver and gold mining stocks, should be the same) looking forward 24 months.Since the top in gold in 2011 gold has selling off. Depending on how you analyze the market, this 3 year sell off could […]

Big Data needs Big Model « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference …

Big Data needs Big Model
Posted by Andrew on 22 May 2014, 9:29 amGary Marcus and Ernest Davis wrote this useful news article on the promise and limitations of “big data.”And let me add this related point:Big data are typically not random samples, hence the need for “big model” to map from sample to population. Here’s an example (with Wei Wang, […]

For big data, big thinking | Harvard Gazette

The information is vast, the challenges daunting, and the tools statistical. But in the end, Harvard’s new class on big data is as much about people as it is about methodology.The 29 students in “Statistics 183, Learning from Big Data,” work in teams that shift every few weeks, tackling challenges that involve enormous data sets. The students brainstorm and learn […]

Foreign buying of stocks bodes well for TSX | Financial Post

Foreign investors’ growing appetite for Canadian stock is great news for the S&P/TSX Composite Index given the high correlation between foreign investment and the performance of country’s most important benchmark, says Martin Roberge, Canaccord Genuity strategist.Statistics Canada on Monday released its figures the foreign investment in Canadian securities for September. Obviously,Statistics Canada fund flow data released on Monday shows foreigners […]

Canadian bank stocks poised to benefit from U.S. economic …

Canadian bank stocks are poised to benefit from growing signs of recovery in the United States, according to a financial services analyst at Desjardins Securities.In a note to clients Friday, Michael Goldberg said recent economic reports on jobs and house prices in the United States are likely to drive U.S. bond yields higher. According to the Toronto-based analyst’s thesis, this […]