Month: April 2013

Key Earnings to Watch – After The Close Today

If you are looking at how earnings will play out against analyst expectations, here is one way we judge the results. Not only are we looking for a beat or a miss, but also the recent adjustments to the estimates. Often times when there are significant changes lower/higher it may...

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ALL ABOUT THE YEN – Look at this tick chart

I have been whining about this for some time. The correlation of the Yen to the equity markets is as tight as it can be. During most days, the tick by tick moves are mirrored as the Yen is being used as a tool to fund equity purchases.

If you have...

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DHUnplugged #179: Market ALL A Twitter

The computers took over once the (false) Tweet was released that there was a bombing in   the White House and President Obama had been injured. We discuss how the algos may have exacerbated the sell-off and subsequent rally. Also, Apple (AAPL) earnings and more….

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A Quick Look At The Economic Surprise Index

The Citigroup Economic Surprise Indices are objective and quantitative measures of economic news. They are defined as weighted historical standard deviations of data surprises (actual releases vs Bloomberg survey median).

A positive reading of the Economic Surprise Index suggests that economic releases have on balance been beating consensus.

The indices are calculated...

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JGBs – How They Responded to Japan’s Eco Nuke

Japan’s yield curve has flattened since the central bank’s new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, announced plans for unprecedented quantitative easing. Bloomberg’s Graph Curve Surface function shows the market’s response
to Kuroda’s plan and therefore the potential impact of similar programs in other countries.

There has been a good amount of talk related...

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