Bryan Cranston wore the best costume to Comic-Con. The actor dressed up as his "Breaking Bad" character complete with a Heisenberg mask and no one knew. According to AMC, he walked the floors of the San Diego Convention Center and blended right in with the crowd.
By Tiger Technologies:A few months ago we did a statistical analysis of the January effect to see if the magnitude of January returns has any bearing on the rest of the year. We determined that while a positive January leads to a positive year 92% of the time, a negative January does not tell us much about whether the year will be positive or not.
Today, we're following up our exploration of the fractal nature of the S&P 500 with an updated version of what we'll describe as the current micro-rally in the market, to which we've added some key points of reference:
It's time once again to take a snapshot of the major trends in S&P 500 stock prices against their trailing year dividends per share over time! Our first chart shows each of the major trends that have existed in the U.S. stock market since December 1991, all the way through to 21 February 2014:
By MA Managed Futures Fund:Most market analysis and projections of the market involve some degree of statistical analysis, and quite a few investors are wondering if the market rally has become over-extended - might it be time to get defensive?Before I get into a statistical analysis of the S&P 500, I want to briefly go over some basic principles I will be discussing in this article.
By Alex Shadunsky: MGM Resorts (MGM) is one stock that enjoyed a phenomenal rise up to the credit crises but then tanked and hasn't come even close to regaining its previous share price. In MGM's case, the culprit is its debt load.