Finance

Chicago Fed Nat’l Activity Index: Oct 2014 Preview

The three-month average of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is expected to decelerate to a +0.11 reading in the October update that’s scheduled for release on Monday (Nov. 24), based on The Capital Spectator’s median econometric point forecast for several econometric estimates. The projection is moderately below the +0.25 value for September, which…

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On Thursday, Nasdaq welcomed The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT) to its ranks: Nasdaq (NDAQ) announced that trading of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT) commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on November 20, 2014. The Habit Restaurants, Inc., operator of The Habit Burger Grill, is a burger-centric fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh,…

Mr. Gono, Are You On The Line

Source: Wikipedia Dear Diary, The Dow is still pushing higher. Gold is back below $1,200 an ounce. The US economy appears stable. The stock market – which is supposed to know all, see all and understand nothing – tells us it is clear sailing ahead. We are fools to believe it; perhaps we are fools if…

3 Reasons To Love And Hate Stock Market Trends

Nearly everyone in investing has heard the axiom: “the trend is your friend”. This popular rhyme is generally used to convey confidence in an investment theme, and underscore a historical penchant for price direction.   As a believer in trend following, I am drawn to moving averages and statistical evidence supporting my investment thesis.  In…

Marvell Beats On Q3 Earnings Estimates, Issues Q4 Guidance

Marvell Technology Group (MRVL – Snapshot Report) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 adjusted earnings (including stock-based compensation but excluding amortization, acquisition, restructuring and legal related expenses) of 23 cents per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 22 cents. Earnings declined both sequentially and year over year, mainly because the company adjusted tax benefits in both historical periods….

5 Things To Ponder: Rising Risk

There are things going on with the financial markets currently that seem just a bit “out of balance.” For example, asset prices are rising against a backdrop of global weakness, deflationary pressures and rising valuations. More importantly, there is a rising divergence between sentiment and hard data. For example, on Thursday the Philadelphia Federal Reserve released their…

Questions On Gold

#1 QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, do fundamentals really matter? It seems like the commentators can focus on whatever they want flipping it bullish or bearish based upon their views at that moment. Thanks for all you do MK #2 QUESTION: Hi Martin,    Thank you for all that you do. I have truly been enlightened to the gold…