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It was on that ominous day that panic selling in the silver pits of Chicago spilled over to the stock and all commodity markets, causing both to take an unusually hard shellacking. ... But, in theory, buying silver futures on margin in early 1979 could have reaped lifestyle-altering profits in less than 12 months.
Why would the IRS care whether the stock market is strong as Tax Day approaches? One theory is that the government wants the economy to be as liquid as possible during early April in order to facilitate the payment of tax bills, and that some of that additional liquidity finds its way into the stock market.

... Mendelson addressed this question more than thirty years ago in a paper in the Journal of Financial Markets. They said that postulating a liquidity risk premium resolves a puzzle raised by the capital asset-pricing model. Given CAPM, expected stock returns should increase linearly with their market betas.
The smallcap index and the broader market index, the NSE Nifty 500, outperformed the benchmark Nifty 50, while the midcap index under performed ... But, with fears rising of a Sino-American trade war that would cause global collateral damage, that theory should be applied to U.S. President Donald ...
By the end of 2017, a single Bitcoin was worth almost $20,000, and the cryptocurrency market as a whole had a value of $830 billion. Just a few weeks ... Sornette has long suggested that it is possible to predict the collapse of speculative bubbles using certain characteristics of the markets. Indeed, readers ...
A Dow Theory sell signal was close to forming. According to MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert there are a number of steps, but as of Friday, the market had just to see the Dow Jones Transportation Average DJT, +2.05% close below its Feb. 9 low of 10,136.61 to trigger that sell signal after the Dow Jones ...

In this episode, I want to bring to your attention to a new syllogism of the stock market that I believe better reflects the realities of fund under- or out-performance. I talk about the importance of having an open mind and embracing new perspectives, too, and I walk through instances where the percentage of ...
But her fascination with theories of sexual selection led to an unexpected shift in her interests toward the humanities. With a bachelor's degree in biology from Carleton College and a master's degree from Michigan in hand, she went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a doctorate in ...
In an open letter published in The Guardian, Berners-Lee said social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook enable conspiracy theories to trend, social tensions to be stoked, criminals ... Berners-Lee said Google has 87% of the market for search, while Facebook's active monthly users now number more than 2.2 billion.
And then, most did not heed the Dow Theory "sell signal" that occurred on September 23, 1999, so they gave back much of their late-cycle gains. Consequently, they need to take full advantage of this secular bull market, which we continue to believe has years left to run. And there is yet another much ...
When Haitham Al-Ghais, the director of market research for the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, was asked about peak oil demand last week, he smiled broadly ... to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, said Neil Atkinson, the head of the International Energy Association's oil industry and markets division.
an Jerome Powell, believe that economic fundamentals are strong, and that what stock markets experienced in early February was only a temporary hiccup. In this view ... The idea that asset-price movements can be unrelated to fundamentals is not strange to students of economic theory. After all, there are ...
If particular economic trends and underlying conditions perpetuated the multi-decade bear phase in yield, then in theory, the bottoming phase is incubating the opposite-economic conditions and underlying trends that will have the potential to perpetuate a powerful yield bull market. That market is something that anyone ...
Yet in further irony, despite what happened in economic theory, the logic of the Phillips curve underlies central banking. Every time the Fed's policymaking open-market committee issues a statement saying that it will or will not tighten the money supply based on wage or CPI changes versus unemployment, ...
Macaulay Culkin has heard about some of those crazy Home Alone conspiracy theories, and he went through a couple with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight ... Fallon explained this theory that stipulates Elvis Presley secretly had a cameo in the first Home Alone during the scene where Kevin's mom is trying to ...
Mr. Trump's off-the-cuff opening of a trade war rattled the stock market, enraged Republicans and left Mr. Cohn's future in doubt. Mr. Cohn, who almost left last year after Mr. Trump's response to a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., indicated he was waiting to see whether Mr. Trump goes through ...
The Dow Theory, for those who don't know its history, was created a century ago by William Peter Hamilton, then the editor of the Wall Street Journal. He introduced his theory in stages over several decades in editorials in his newspaper, leaving to generations of followers the task of devising specific rules ...

The company is a market leader in wireless backhaul - both in terms of its technological capabilities and as well its leading market share amongst its peer group in the "best of breed" segment. Speaking straightforwardly, "wireless backhaul" technologies are used to increase wireless network coverage and ...
Bitcoin dropped 15.5 percent Monday to its lowest since mid-November, while the S&P 500 fell 4.1 percent in its worst day in six years. Meanwhile, gold futures slipped just 0.06 percent during Monday's stock market plunge, and are up 2.58 percent for the year so far. Bitcoin has lost half its value for 2018.
The first is that the Dow Theory has been beating the market for an awfully long time. One academic study from the 1990s calculated the theory's track record over the prior seven decades, back to when it was created in the early part of the last century; the study found that the Dow Theory beat the broader ...
Following Trump's win, Kass, a four-decade Wall Street veteran and a prominent market commentator, bet against the U.S. stock market, beefing up his short positions on the assumption that equity markets would fall. His theory, shared by plenty of other Wall Street pros, held that Trump's lack of governing ...
Operating behind this Dow index, there are six tenets to his "Dow Theory" of stock index price movement. But there is only one Dow tenet I will focus on, today, in this article. This "Dow Theory" Tenet: Stock market averages must confirm each other. In Dow's time, the U.S. was a growing industrial power.
While in theory the combined company will make enough money to pay the same dividend, my hunch is that management will either depress it or stop paying dividends altogether for the first several years. In addition, the company repurchased 3.7M shares worth $225M for the quarter. I think it's fair to say ...
Tint allows that high-frequency trading could be leading to some increased volatility over the short-term among individual stocks, but not at the level of the overall market. 2. Algorithmic trading: Many commentators incorrectly call any computer trading algorithmic trading, on the theory that computer software ...
One of the anomalies examined is "post-earnings-announcement drift" or PEAD. This is the well-documented phenomenon whereby stock prices react to earnings news slowly, over weeks or months. Efficient-market theory holds that investors should quickly adjust a stock's price for good or bad earnings ...
Standard finance theory tells us to select weights for stocks and other asset classes based on market value. By that standard, emerging markets deserve a relatively light touch in portfolios. But this strikes some investors are misguided. As Frontera, a research shop, noted last year, "Emerging Markets ...
The Fed staff presented three briefings to the Federal Open Market Committee on inflation analysis and forecasting, the minutes revealed. The summary of the Jan. 30-31 meeting also showed that the strengthening economy gave the Fed more confidence in its forecast that rates will go up three times this ...
“What's the first thing you have to do – the absolute prerequisite – in order to have a chance at the big money?” That's a question Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital likes to pose to other investors, quoted in a 2014 memo. Marks is not talking about tracking the index, or mildly outperforming. He's talking about ...
Research based on dynamic chaos theory mathematics provides accurate price targets on multiple distinct layers and multi-layer insight in risk/reward and gain/loss. Financial market analysis based on chaos theory mathematics enables investors to improve risk management and make criteria-based ...
Graham's investment theory places an overriding emphasis on investing in smaller firms that show great growth prospects, as opposed to market ... a low-cost investment approach by tracking diversified stock market indices is feasible, in view of shrinking returns across equity markets in recent years.
We know that these sorts of conspiracy theories do not necessarily recede with time. Instead ... It implicitly aligns the interests of leading internet platforms that own and operate the world's largest advertising markets with those of advertising clients ... That means prioritizing our democracy over the market.
The theory, developed in the Twenties by a Wharton School of Business economist, goes like this: When the hemlines rise, so does the stock market. And when hemlines drop, watch out. The theory held water in the Sixties when the miniskirt made a splash on the fashion scene and the market rose, and ...
If you are a student of market history, this “foreverness” thinking never works, because markets are cyclical. George Soros's theory of reflexivity perfectly explains the boom-bust cycle we are seeing in tech and growth names because investors are chasing euphoria and not fundamentals. But as GDP growth ...
Global stock markets are a sea of red, but investors shouldn't start panicking just yet. A historic drop in the ... But in theory, that shouldn't be alarming. "The rise in interest ... For bolder investors, this week's plunge could be an opportunity to go shopping for bargains in the stock market. Rob Carnell, head of ...
Infowars then pushed Savage's conspiracy theory, comparing it with with Alex Jones' conspiracy theory from 2017 in which he claimed that “globalists” would cause a stock market crash and blame it on Trump. The Gateway Pundit also promoted Savage's claims in an article that the website's founder Jim ...
Equity markets had an extraordinary run last year and the US market, before the latest falls, was some 40 per cent ahead of where it was when President Trump was elected. Perhaps just as remarkable was the ... More volatility may lie ahead as the markets test which of these theories is correct. The unprecedented nature of ...
There have been plenty of theories about why the market has sunk, even though it's considered difficult (if not impossible) to point to any single explanation. One of the more outlandish ideas is that the market is “testing” the Fed's new leader, Jerome Powell, but that's more conspiracy theory than reality.
Investors have an obscure way to place bets that the market will stay calm. And for more than a year, they couldn't lose. Stocks crept higher and higher with barely a bump. But those bets suddenly went bad this week when the market took a terrifying plunge. And those little-known investments may have ...
Those jitters triggered a sell-off, although it wasn't a crash: The stock market has been on a run since 2009, really, and all this plunge (although ... pointed out the U.S. has several structural issues that need to be addressed, but there are also a handful of problems that could shake markets all on their own.
Bitcoin dropped 15.5 percent Monday to its lowest since mid-November, while the S&P 500 fell 4.1 percent in its worst day in six years. Meanwhile, gold futures slipped just 0.06 percent during Monday's stock market plunge, and are up 2.58 percent for the year so far. Bitcoin has lost half its value for 2018.
Here are 3 theories about why stocks are puking, and what they mean for the economy ... Under this theory, stocks are falling because the economy is good. This is the most ... Maybe firms finally are so eager to expand they're willing to pay higher wages, and maybe that's what terrifies the markets. Another ...
The theory is that the fresh flood of money would make it easier for companies to raise capital, invest in their businesses and hire workers. That strategy, in ... The way we sometimes think — and the news media talks — about markets can make sell-offs like Monday's seem more dramatic than they are.
The justification? Chicago School shareholder value maximization theory (aka “The World's Dumbest Idea”). And general free market fundamentalism that presumes markets allocate efficiently. 5. Foroohar counters the Chicago catechism with empirical evidence. And markets-know-best folks must face the ...
Whether it be the early morning coffee, or the late night Grand Marnier, we all sit here and ponder the markets' universe. ... There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more ...
The push is the first of a package of programs, including a long-awaited property tax, poised to unfold over several years to rein in one of the world's wildest real estate markets. "China's property market is on the brink of tremendous change," said Shen Jianguang, chief Asia economist at Mizuho Securities ...
If you hit a dead link on the Financial Times' website, you get a 404 page that offers a series of funny possible explanations for the page's nonexistence, each corresponding to a different economic theory (like "monetarism," the "efficient markets hypothesis" and "trickle-down"), and many are linked to articles ...
In pricing stock markets, people don't seem to be relying on good forecasts of the next 10 years' earnings. ... Economic theory, as exemplified by the work of Andrei Shleifer at Harvard and Robert Vishny of the University of Chicago, offers ample reason to expect that long-term investment opportunities will ...
But a new study, 'Toward a Social Practice Theory of Relational Competing' shows that this perception of war-like competitiveness is flawed and misleading. The research demonstrates that firms within syndicated financial markets, such as reinsurance, are just as likely to take a relational approach to ...
The most popular theory among market commentators is that fears about a regulatory crackdown in Asia are driving the sell-off. ... Traders in these markets are usually buyers, and a large-scale exit could have created an imbalance in the market, with more sellers than buyers driving down prices and ...
But a recent study by a group of labor economists introduces an interesting theory into the mix: Workers' pay may be lagging because the U.S. is suffering ... Instead, its authors argue that the labor market may be plagued by what economists call a monopsony problem, where a lack of competition among ...


 

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