The Exchange

  • MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor and his all expenses paid world

    Yahoo Finance at The Exchange23 days ago

    This post originally appeared on The Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (SIRF) website and was written by Keith Larsen. SIRF provides in-depth financial investigative reporting for the common good.

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  • Expect another strong jobs report, here's why

    Yahoo Finance at The Exchange1 mth ago

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    Is the economy finally getting back into gear? Several surprisingly healthy economic indicators reported within the past month including auto sales figures and the most recent jobs numbers indicate that commerce may be picking up. But the big question that will be answered on Friday is whether growth in the labor market kept up its pace through May, or if April hiring was just a 1 month wonder.

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  • The new nifty fifty stocks are holding up the broader market

    Yahoo Finance at The Exchange1 mth ago

    Charlie Bilello, CMT is the director of research at Pension Partners, LLC. He's responsible for strategy development, investment research and communicating the firm's investment themes and porfolio positioning to clients. Follow Charlie's smart Twitter stream here > @MktOutperform.

    “Dow, S&P 500 close at new record highs” – Every Major Financial Publication, June 2, 2014

    You wouldn’t know it after reading any major financial publication yesterday, but the average U.S. stock is down over -1% thus far in 2014. But how can that be if we’re being told almost daily that the Dow and S&P 500 are hitting new all-time highs? The answer is likely to surprise you, especially if you have been focused solely on the large cap space.

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  • Who's afraid of Amazon.com?

    Yahoo Finance at The Exchange1 mth ago

    Marty Shepard is the co-founder and senior editor of The Permanent Press in Sag Harbor, New York. The Permanent Press is committed "to publishing works of social and literary merit, and has gained a reputation as one of the finest independent presses in America." The following piece originally appeared on Marty's blog, The Cockeyed Pessimist.

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  • Gold weakness suggests even lower prices ahead

    Yahoo Finance at The Exchange1 mth ago

    J.C. Parets is the founder and president of New York based hedge fund Eagle Bay Capital, LLC. You can find his smart commentary at AllStarCharts.com.

    As we start this holiday shortened week, Gold is quietly breaking down from a fairly clean symmetrical triangle. These types of patterns tend to resolve themselves in the direction of the underlying trend. In this particular time frame, we’re leaning on the downtrend from the March highs. A confirmed break should lead to another 100 points to the downside.

    Here is the chart that I’m focused on. We’re looking at a daily line chart going back to the lows in December. After a nice rally to start the year, Gold prices rolled over hard and it appears that this downtrend is continuing to begin the week:

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