Stock Exchange: Is Twitter The Blueprint For Success Through Differentiation During Challenging Market Conditions?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Holiday Shopping Provide an Economic Boost?

We have a normal economic calendar, but a very short week. Many market participants will head for home early on Wednesday for an extended weekend. Some will skip this week entirely. We’ll have interesting data on housing, sentiment, and leading indicators, all reported in a three-day period. The prediction for Friday is easy. The annual […]

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Stock Exchange: Despite Volatility, Vale And Brazil Have More Upside

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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The Costly Craving for Reasons

Humans want to know “why.” Understanding the reasons for events has driven science, theology, and ……the financial media. When your conclusion about the reason is wrong, it can be very costly. Here is an excellent example. A mid-size company ($2.5 billion market cap) lowers revenue and earnings estimates, citing a reduction of orders from a […]

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