X-factor Report 28 February 2015
by Lance Roberts, StreetTalk Live
After a brief respite during December and January, the bull market has now reconfirmed its bullish trend. Buy signals are back in place and my recent moves to fully increase exposure in the portfolio model in advance of the recent breakout are performing well.
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by Felix Richter, Statista.com
In the past couple of years, smartphones and tablets have become integral parts of our everyday lives.
Infographic Of The Day: What The Contents Inside Your Nose Says About You
The paranasal sinuses are air-filled cavities that are lined with mucus-making cells.
by EconMatters, EconMatters.com
CPI Core Shows Inflation
The drop in energy prices, had the knee jerk reaction that we were in a deflationary spiral, again markets get many things wrong on first blush. The drop in energy prices is inflationary in the overall economy, and today"s CPI report showed what a sophisticated analysis would forecast regarding inflation and the role that low energy prices play in the overall inflation equation.
by Asif Suria
Insider buying tripled last week with insiders buying $168.17 million of stock compared to $56.56 million in the week prior. Selling on the other hand decreased with insiders selling $1.53 billion of stock last week compared to $1.59 billion in the week prior.
Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped down to 9.12. In other words, insiders sold more than 9 times as much stock as they purchased.The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 28.27.
Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen
The second estimate of fourth quarter 2014 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now a positive 2.2%. This data point was +2.6% in the advance GDP estimate. The downward revision to the percent change in real GDP primarily reflected downward revision to private inventory investment.