Archive for March, 2015

‘Get Hard:’ Movie Review

March 31, 2015 1 Comment
‘Get Hard:’ Movie Review

This definitely wasn’t one of the most anticipated films in 2015, but it was on my list of movies I wanted to see. Not because I really wanted to see the film, but because I haven’t seen any trailers or commercials for the movie since I’ve seen the original promo poster back in December. Why […]

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Corporate Profits First Annual Drop Since 2008

March 28, 2015 2 Comments
Corporate Profits First Annual Drop Since 2008

Yesterday, the biggest news in financial markets was the final revision for Q4 2015 GDP numbers. Considering that the final revision was relatively unchanged from the preliminary numbers, there wasn’t much to analysis or discuss in relation to these statistics. Instead, we were given statistics for the quarterly Corporate Profits from current production (corporate profits […]

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George Soros: Greece Is Going Down The Drain

March 24, 2015 0 Comments
George Soros: Greece Is Going Down The Drain

Billionaire George Soros tells Bloomberg TV something I’ve already known for the longest time  that Greece’s chances of leaving the Eurozone stands exactly 50-50; however, he is among a group of hedge fund managers who believes that Greece is going to leave the euro sooner rather than later. Nevertheless, the country is still in big trouble […]

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Chart Of The Day: Biotech Bubbles

March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Chart Of The Day: Biotech Bubbles

In a previous entry  I discussed whether or not the stocks in the NASDAQ has returned to the norms of the previous levels in 2000, especially with tech stocks reaching new highs. While a bubble may not actually be present in Tech stocks, there is definitely a bubble in biotech stocks, without a doubt. And the […]

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Yellen: We Can Raise Rates; We Just Won’t Do It…

March 18, 2015 1 Comment
Yellen: We Can Raise Rates; We Just Won’t Do It…

This month’s quarter of the FOMC press conference was pretty much as expected. Janet Yellen’s statements came off as more dovish than anticipated. Here are the main points to consider from the Press Conference this afternoon: More Changes in Interest Rate Benchmarks Median projections for the fed funds rate fell from 0.630% to 0.625% at the end […]

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Making Sense Of The Aussie Dollar Down Under

March 13, 2015 0 Comments
Making Sense Of The Aussie Dollar Down Under

Australia has been hailed at the go to example of economic stability, more or less. Being that it has a $16 dollar an hour minimum wage and an expanding economy… That’s it really. Most people don’t really understand fundamental issues going on in the economic region. Employment remains relatively weak and business exports in the […]

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Cinderella: Movie Review

March 12, 2015 0 Comments
Cinderella: Movie Review

There weren’t that many great films to see in 2015. Focus was alright (I’ll probably write about that next), and Kingsman was pretty decent, while other films such as The Lazarus Effect and Fifty Shades of Grey were barely worth mentioning. But perhaps the one good film you could probably watch would be the one […]

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Retail Sales Experience Its Worst Run Since Lehman

March 12, 2015 1 Comment
Retail Sales Experience Its Worst Run Since Lehman

If you’re a 4’10” central banker you would be very confused by this economic data we are witnessing. Initial claims fell last week from 325,000 (revision) to 289,000, which… is far to volatile to be seen as an accurate indicator of anything to be honest. If anything, you’re supposed to be looking at the 4-week moving […]

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I Might Actually Buy Apple For A Change…

March 11, 2015 0 Comments
I Might Actually Buy Apple For A Change…

I own a lot of Apple products, and I am usually one of the first people who have them once they release. With that being said, it would probably sound very weird if I admit that I currently do not own any shares of Apple. Not even indirect exposure to Apple through a mutual fund […]

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You Call This Full Employment?

March 8, 2015 1 Comment
You Call This Full Employment?

Last Friday we received the much anticipated Employment Situation report, and barely anything unexpected happened (at least, if you’re me). The economy created 295,000 jobs last month, which was higher than the market forecast of 245,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also shank (for a bad reason) to 5.5% from 5.7%, which is the lowest level […]

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