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by barry ritholtz

Is alpha, the Wall Street term for market-beating returns, sustainable? Or is it a unique, statistical outlier, indistinguishable from random chance? I have been thinking about this a lot, lately. The relentless drumbeat of negativity about hedge funds,...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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From Torsten Sløk, Ph.D.: Many clients tell me that “The Fed cannot raise rates because growth is so weak in the rest of the world.” But this statement is not consistent with market pricing, which continues to price in ECB easing and Fed rate hikes,...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Weather? Fed fears? Retail shifts? I am not sure why this is, but via Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Sløk, it seems that Q1 growth has been on average very poor since 2010:   Source: Deutsche Bank Research The post Punk Q1 GDP Growth Since 2010 appeared...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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What if you saw a headline that said that a brilliant billionaireinvestor, whose every move is closely watched, had put on a trade that wasn’t widely known — and if it were, it might rumble through the markets? Would you click on that link? Now what...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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More on this later today: During the last four years there have been many articles in the financial media about Soros buying puts. All you have to do to confirm that is a Google search. The timing of some of these articles is marked on the SPY chart...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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This week on our Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Jeff DeGraaf, founder and chief technician of Renaissance Macro. He was formerly Chief Technician at Lehman Brothers. He has been the #1 rated technical analyst on Institutional Investor for...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Food Labels Get Makeover to Catch Up With American Eating Habits Source: Bloomberg The post “Once again, food lobbyists are to blame” appeared first on The Big Picture....
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Primaries and caucuses are a surprisingly undemocratic part of the democratic process. John Oliver discusses our convoluted system for choosing presidential nominees.   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses (HBO) The post John Oliver:...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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