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Jeffrey Gundlach, 2015 Market Outlook, Summarized

Jeffrey Gundlach's 2015 Market Outlook, Summarized:
  • U.S. dollar underlying fundamentals strong despite its rapid ascent last year, currency trends can be “persistent and long lived.”
  • Negative impact of falling oil prices -- 35% of the S&P 500 capital expenditures are related to energy companies, probability of  decline in expenditures will impact economy negatively later this year.
  • Higher bond prices (lower bond yields) trend will continue in the first half of this year.
  • Stock market positive for the last 6 years (2009-2014)--stocks have never been up 7 years in a row since 1871.
  • Stay away from European stocks and bonds at the present time.

Winning the Loser's Game (video)

How to Win the Loser's Game: Full Version -

Here is the full-length version of How to Win the Loser’s Game, the landmark documentary serialised on SensibleInvesting.TV from August to October 2014. 80 minutes long, it contains interviews with some of the biggest names and brightest minds in the investment world. The aim is to provide ordinary investors with the information they need - and to challenge the industry to offer consumers a fairer deal. Presented and produced by Robin Powell. Published on Nov 5, 2014

M&A Hackers, Market Savvy Hackers Steal Insider Deal Data (Video)

M&A Hack: Market Savvy Hackers Steal Insider Deal Data: Video - Bloomberg:
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Hackers with knowledge of Wall Street markets have stolen information on mergers and acquisitions for more than a year, gaining access to data from more than 80 companies. Bloomberg’s Michael Riley reports on “In The Loop.” (Dec. 1 --Bloomberg)

High-Speed Trading, HFT, Efficiency, Cheating

HFT: Which is it--efficiency or cheating?

High-Speed Trading Isn't About Efficiency—It's About Cheating - Matthew O'Brien - The Atlantic" . . . high-frequency trading (HFT) hedge funds. These funds use computer algorithms—a.k.a.: algobots—to buy and sell stocks at incredible speeds. We're talking milliseconds. The idea is to react to any market news or inefficiencies before actual humans can process them. And it's any idea that has taken over stock trading: algobots make up about half of all stock transactions in 2012 (which is actually down from its peak of 61 percent). . . ."

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