Using Sectors to Time Market Entries and Exits


Online Trading Academy Article of the Week

by Brandon Wendell, Online Trading Academy

Choosing which stock to trade is always a challenge. There are many screeners available either free or for a small subscription fee. While they can be helpful, another simple technique can be even better in narrowing your selection process and may even offer insight as to when the markets may start to turn themselves.


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What We Read Today 29 May 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Real Final Sales Drive GDP to Downside

by Rick Davis, Consumer Metrics Institute

In their second estimate of the US GDP for the first quarter of 2015, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the economy was contracting at a -0.75% annualized rate, down a full percent from the +0.25% estimated last month, and down sharply (-2.97%) from the +2.22% growth rate recorded for the prior quarter.


Infographic Of The Day: Indian E-Commerce

For all the shopaholics addicted to online shopping, have a look at this Infographic showing some interesting facts and figures on the growth of the E-commerce in India.

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Video of the Day:

AT&T's Texting & Driving Campaign Urges Consumers That It Can Wait. Don't text and drive. It Can Wait.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

UK Q1 GDP Figure Confirmed

According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), the original estimate for Q1 growth in 2015 was spot-on at 0.3%. The figure represents a significant slowing of the UK economy from the pace seen in Q4 2014 which came in twice as high.

Chinese Shares Pull Back

Chinese shares came back slightly on Friday after plunging drastically the day before, but couldn’t prevent investors from remaining skeptical that the equity market was turning around.

USD/JPY Rises on Policy Divergence

Investors, speculating that interest rates in the United States are likely to rise higher this year, helped to push the U.S. Dollar to a multi-year peak versus the Japanese Yen.

Swiss Takes A further Step Towards Ending Banking Secrecy

The totally anonymous “numbered Swiss bank account” much beloved by authors of crime fiction as the ultimate repository for hiding one’s ill-gotten gains may itself, have its days numbered.

Australia’s CAPEX Report Not Promising

Australia released its business capital expenditure (CAPEX) report Thursday and it wasn’t promising.
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U.S. stocks end month on a sour note, as disappointing GDP data weighs

by Staff,

U.S. stocks fell broadly on the final trading session of the month, as U.S. GDP for the first quarter was revised downward on Friday as expected, providing a harbinger for tepid economic growth over the current period.

Stocks dropped considerably on Friday after GDP in the first quarter was lowered to minus 0.7% from an initial reading of 0.2%. The reading was in line with analysts' expectations of a downward revision of minus 0.8%. A surge in imports to 5.6% from an initial gain of 1.8%, linked to an abrupt unloading of imports at West Coast ports was thought to be responsible for the revision. A port work stoppage throughout the winter weighed on the U.S. economy in the first quarter.


 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

22 May 2015: ECRI's WLI Remains In Positive Territory But Little Changed This Week

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its fourth week in positive territory but was little changed this week. ECRI also released its lagging indicator this week and is reported below.

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