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MarketBuzz with Greg Schnell (05.17.19)
2 days ago by StockCharts @ StockCharts.com YouTube Channel

Market Buzz is a technical analysis show that focuses on longer term weekly charts and setups. Greg reviews the current situation of the different asset classes when change is afoot enabling investors to be aware of changes in trend. Greg will do industry drill downs to help uncover some stocks that may not be widely covered in the media. Watch Greg live on StockChartsTV Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM Eastern http://stockcharts.com/tv

Quick Take: Walmart Earnings Prove It’s Delivering
2 days ago by Courtney Biscan @ Gartner L2

Walmart just announced Q1 earnings and its best comps in nine years. Here’s our quick take.

Q2 GDP Forecasts: 1% to 2%
2 days ago by Calculated Risk @ Calculated Risk

From Merrill Lynch: Based on the latest high frequency data, 2Q GDP is already tracking only 1.8%, down 0.3pp from our prior forecast. [May 17 estimate]emphasis addedFrom the NY Fed Nowcasting ReportThe New York Fed Staff Nowcast stands at 1.8% for 2019:Q2. [May 17 estimate].And from the Altanta Fed: GDPNowThe GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the second quarter of 2019 is 1.2 percent on May 16, up from 1.1 percent on May 15. [May 16 estimate]CR Note: These early estimates suggest real GDP growth will be under 2% annualized in Q2.

Six Common Traits of Profitable Traders
2 days ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

While there are many ways to make money in the markets from long term buy and hold investors to day traders in Forex there are some common traits that emege after studying both succesful traders and investors.  They focus on their edge. The successful market speculators stay with the process that they are experts in. […]

AMD May Be Eating Nvidia's Lunch
2 days ago by SA Most Popular

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Podcast links: going cold turkey
2 days ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

Fridays are all about podcast links here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at some...

Everything StockCharts: Industries
2 days ago by StockCharts @ StockCharts.com YouTube Channel

Bill Shelby discusses the tools you can use, and the ways in which you can break the market into smaller pieces and analyze at a lower level what's going on. Bill talks a tool that he's created to help him in his investing, and shows you how to set that up. This video originally aired on StockCharts TV, the only 24/7 video streaming channel devoted exclusively to financial charting and market analysis from the web’s top technical experts. Watch live shows and see our complete content schedule at StockCharts.com/tv

BLS: Unemployment Rates in April at New Series Lows in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin
2 days ago by Calculated Risk @ Calculated Risk

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were lower in April in 10 states and stable in 40 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.... Vermont had the lowest unemployment rate in April, 2.2 percent. The rates in Pennsylvania (3.8 percent), Vermont (2.2 percent), and Wisconsin (2.8 percent) set new series lows. (All state series begin in 1976.) Alaska had the highest jobless rate, 6.5 percent.emphasis added<img alt="State Unemployment" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-brAETe3mm7s/XN7DTmTIbiI/AAAAAAAAyHk/_U0qRyfudHI_q100...

The Digital Underdog
2 days ago by Alizah Asif Farooqi @ Gartner L2

Dollar General is elbowing its way into the digital world.

Knoll: Still Worth Riding Out The Headwinds
2 days ago by SA Editor's Picks

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Should We Establish A Digital Authority?
2 days ago by Jeff Carter @ Points and Figures

Spent much of the last two days at the Stigler Center.  Professor Luigi Gonzales organized a pretty powerful conference.  It was a lot to take in, and in the University of Chicago tradition, it wasn’t just one opinion being spouted.  …

Aurora Cannabis: Justified
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Phoenix Real Estate in April: Sales up 6% YoY, Active Inventory up 7% YoY
2 days ago by Calculated Risk @ Calculated Risk

This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble / bust followed by strong investor buying.The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) reports ("Stats Report"):1) Overall sales increased to 9,493 in April, up from 8,990 in April 2018. Sales were up 13.8% from March 2019 (last month), and up 5.6% from April 2018.2) Active inventory was at 17,804, up from 16,568 in April 2018. That is up 7.5% year-over-year.  This is the sixth consecutive month with a YoY increase in active inventory.The last six months - with a YoY increase - followed twenty-four consecutive months with a YoY decrease in inventory in Phoenix.Months of supply decreased from 2.78 in March to 2.43 in April. This is still low.

Has Beating The Market Gotten Harder
2 days ago by Howard Lindzon @ Howard Lindzon

As you can see below, Ben Carlson had an interesting tweet using three different timeframes of Warren Buffett’s returns. 3 charts, choose your narrative: 1. Buffett is a closet indexer 2. Buffett has lost his touch 3. Just give it some time BRK will be fine I have no idea if the old glory can continue, but it sure does feel like something has changed. Continue reading Has Beating The Market Gotten Harder at Howard Lindzon.

[Options] Like a Fly to Honey
2 days ago by Sean McLaughlin @ All Star Charts

Like a fly to honey, I’m always attracted to asymmetric opportunities that offer limited risk and the potential for unlimited gains. Trading options allows us to quite literally create these types of risk/reward opportunities every day. It’s built into the very structure of your basic call or put option! And when we can spot a […] The post [Options] Like a Fly to Honey appeared first on All Star Charts.

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