Tag Archive for Volatility

Dow Hits Record High – What Does That Say About the U.S. Economy? – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Equity market cheerleaders got very excited about the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a new record high yesterday (Tuesday). The Dow closed at 14,253.77, topping its previous record close of 14,164.53 on Oct. 9, 2007. While it is…

As Volatility Hits New Lows It Could Be Time to Sell – Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. The average daily price volatility of stocks has fallen more than 60% since the beginning of 2013. It’s the biggest straight-line drop in some 82 years. CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX (S&P 500) N/A: VIX Feb 21 no chart Price:…

Initial Claims Improved over Last Year, But Weakening Momentum is a Yellow Flag

This post is an update excerpt of the permanent page of Employment Charts, which is updated regularly whenever new data is released. Bookmark that page for future reference. This week’s data on first time unemployment claims was slightly weaker, but not terrible.  The gross numbers are still a big improvement over last year, but the…

World Bank warns developing countries over Europe

World Bank warns developing countries over Europe (via AFP) The World Bank on Tuesday warned developing countries to boost their defenses against Europe’s debt crisis, predicting years of volatility in a flailing global economy. In its semiannual report on worldwide economic conditions, the World Bank forecast the global economy would have “weak growth” of…

Initial Unemployment Claims Belie Last Week’s Hysteria on Jobs

This report is an excerpt of the currently updated permanent Employment Charts page which includes the monthly jobs and average earnings data, as well as the Labor Departments Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and real time data on Federal Withholding taxes. The charts on that page are updated as soon as new data…

Unemployment Claims Like Barbecue- Lower But Slower

While the mainstream media was reporting that jobless claims were steady last week, the real picture was more nuanced. The media reports only the seasonally smoothed  number, which can obscure what’s really going on and is often late in recognizing trend changes because of the inherent smoothing. I liken it to Impressionist Art. It’s an…