Monthly Archives: 2011

Dec31

I've written often in the past stories showcasing the statistics about "what" kind of jobs are coming back, rather than simply focusing on "how many".  What has been striking during the Great Recession and its aftermath (also known as a…

Dec31

One of the major themes since 2008 has been the immense increase in correlations among asset classes.  While this was already a growing   trend since mid decade with the proliferation of computerized trading techniques and the rise of the…

Dec30

S&P 500 close Dec 31, 2010: 1257.64 Dec 30, 2011: 1257.60 In one of the most volatile years on record… Disclosure Notice Any securities mentioned on this page are not held by the author in his personal portfolio.

Dec29

While this figure is still contractionary (below 50) frankly I don't know what the market wants at this point: weaker readings = more easing down the road from Chinese authorities, etc versus stronger readings = no hard landing. That is…

Dec29

With a session to go the S&P 500 is just above break even on the year.  Believe it or not despite the massive correlations there were still some major out (and under) performers in the index.  Some of the former…