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Inside Chinas Surreal Housing Bubble on 60 Minutes

This is a great 60 minutes piece on China’s housing bubble. The middle class is turning towards real-estate for investment so builders are constantly putting up new buildings, developments and cities. But with only a privileged few buying multiple apartments, there is nobody to occupy these new developments who remain ghost towns for months and […]

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Quandl

I have recently discovered Quandl, which, per their website description: […] has indexed millions of time-series data from over 400 sources. All of Quandl’s datasets are open and free. You can download any Quandl dataset in any format that you want. You can also visualize, save, share, authenticate, validate, upload, index, merge and transform data. […]

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Computational Investing, Part I at Coursera

I posted a little while ago about a Coursera class I took which covered financial analysis done with Python. The course was called Computational Investing, Part I. I find the topic interesting so I figured I would highlight what I enjoyed the most in a short series of posts. The course, offered by Tucker Balch, an […]

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What does one half second of trading look like?

Great piece in Smithsonian.com which covers work done by Eric Hunsader at NANEX. NANEX produced a great video which shows one half second of JNJ order flow. It was slowed down so we can visualize the flow and see fast the top of book changes at each exchanges. Make sure to watch in HD and […]

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Coursera and MOOC

I have recently signed up for a class on Coursera. The class is Computational Investing, Part I and so far I am having a great time. The class is made up of video lectures, usually 10-15 minutes long, posted each week. The lectures are usually split in modules making it easy to break up your […]

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Trading List for Monday, April 21

Here is trading list for today. PQ: PETROQUEST ENERGY INC Outlook: Long (tags: swing) F: FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY Outlook: Long Industry: Auto Manufacturers Major (tags: swing) This list is powered by StockTickr. Learn more.

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Long UVV

I have no positions in UVV yet but I am considering it as a long. It popped on my Candidates list this morning and I thought it was a nice chart. First the big picture: From this BigChart, we see a wide 10pts base. The price stayed in that 45-55 range from August 2007 up […]

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Post-market 3/25/08

An overall very low volume day. Feels like everyone took a breather and a back seat trying to see where this was going. A complete loss of momentum is not what you want in the middle of what people considered a recovery. As usual, main stream media was very quick at making the last three […]

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Post-market 3/18/08

Big day on the board. There was a fed announcement today and another rate cut. 75 basis points this time so the new rate is 2.25%. I didn’t read the entire policy but it seems like the decision was far from unanimous and that 2 member wanted even less the 75 points, making 3/4 the […]

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Post-market 3/14/08

A lot of people (including me) were expecting a positive open but BSC negative news quickly put the fear back in the market and down it was. I always find entertaining how mainstream media goes from “we are finally bouncing of the bottom” to “Doomsday!” in just 24hrs. The news and tone was clearly negative […]

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