What are the odds of 2006 being a positive year?

Here’s an interesting topic from Barry Ritholtz’s site, The Big Picture. Link: What are the odds of 2006 being a positive year?. I just had an interesting conversation with Mike Panzner, Director of Institutional Sales Trading at Rabo Securities. Mike is a quant who has an interesting take on the markets. Assuming the SP 500 […]

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Hedge Fund Managers and Data

In market-based activities, the errors of others present opportunities.  It is profitable to look for any aspect of analysis where many are getting it wrong.  Since hedge funds are such an important part of the current market, understanding their managers is also essential. Understanding and interpreting government data is fertile ground.  It is especially good […]

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Energy Trading – Background

There is so much attention on oil prices that it seems like CNBC has become the Energy Channel.  It is not surprising.  The energy "sector" is up over 20% on the year and also accounts for the largest segment of earnings growth.  The S&P uses the term "sector" as it is defined in Morgan Stanley […]

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