If you follow stock-market punditry obsessively like we do, you’ll quickly notice something.A handful of analysts speak English. But the vast majority don’t.Rather, they speak a language unique to the investment business.This language consists of market phrases that sound intelligent but don’t mean anything.The phrases don’t sound like they don’t mean anything, of course. On the contrary, they sound like they mean […]
Stock Market New High Blasts ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ Bears ExpectationsStock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014May 31, 2014 – 07:30 AM GMTBy: Nadeem_Walayat
Even before May began the mantra of ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ had built up into a crescendo by the blogosfear that always sees a trend, any trend be it bull or bear […]
Stock Market Crash to New All Time High Dow 16,695 S&P1897Stock-Markets / Stocks Bull MarketMay 13, 2014 – 02:25 PM GMTBy: Nadeem_Walayat
Major U.S. stock market indices continue to confound perma bear rhetoric that has seen virtually every minor correction of the past 5 YEARS as the start of a bear market or worse an always imminent crash […]
People charged with making sense of big data should understand one thing: You’re working against human evolution. Not surprisingly, that can cause problems.“Big data is very sexy and makes it seem like we can figure out anything. Well, maybe,” says Dr. Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine. Shermer, who holds a Ph.D. in the history of science, has written more than a dozen […]
For weeks, the question of whether or not the Fed would begin tapering their QE program was the focus of the stock market.
After each and every economic report, the issue was always the same: Was good news bad for stocks because it meant the Fed would start pulling the punch bowl? Or was good news actually good because it meant […]