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Netflix And Co. Surpass DVD And Blu-ray Sales

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

Marking a major milestone in home entertainment's shift to digital formats, video streaming subscription revenues surpassed DVD / Blu-ray sales in the United States for the first time in 2016.

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The Future Of Online Sales

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance

Introduction

I am fascinated by technological advances and how long it takes humans to figure out how to make use of them. Just think how long it has taken to get advances resulting from the information revolution into use. A good case in point: buying online. Unlike some, I do not like to shop. But if I have to, I far prefer to do it online than by visiting stores. In fact, the only things I go to "stores" for are auto fuel and fresh vegetables. In this piece, I look at how rapidly online shopping is coming into use and who are the largest players in the industry.

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Market And Sector Analysis 22 January 2017

Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

Data Analysis Of The Market & Sectors For Traders


S&P 500 Tear Sheet

The "Tear Sheet" below is a "reference sheet" provide some historical context to markets, sectors, etc. and looking for deviations from historical extremes.

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Stock Market Bubble Now Second Largest Of Past 100 Years

by Erik McCurdy, Prometheus Market Insight

Context plays a vital role in the development of reliable market forecasts. Short-term price behavior only has meaning when analyzed in the proper context afforded by the long-term view, so all investing and trading strategies should begin with a thorough understanding of the big picture. The cyclical bull market in stocks that began in early 2009 has developed into one of the largest and most speculative bubbles of the past 100 years. Further, at a current duration of nearly eight years, the latest cyclical top is long overdue and could form at any time.

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Inflation: The Good And The Bad

by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

Since the November election of Donald Trump, the investing landscape has gone through a dramatic change of expectations with respect to economic growth, market valuations and particularly inflation. It is the view of inflation that I want to touch on today as it relates to the belief the "Death Of Great Bond Bull Market" has finally arrived.

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The Week Ahead: Political Uncertainty And Market Volatility

by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

We have a normal calendar for economic data. There will be important news will come from corporate earnings reports. Since this earnings season is part of an inflection point - the end of the earnings recession - it is special. That said, the uncertainty over policy change has market observers both divided and on edge. I expect the earnings news to get less attention than normal. With the queasy, uncertain feeling, the pundits will be asking:

Will policy uncertainty lead to greater stock volatility?

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Investors: How Not To Lose Everything And Die Broke

by William Patalon, Money Morning

Money Morning Article of the Week

We've just been through a very healthy post-election rally that pushed the S&P 500 up a bit more than 6%, as of this week.

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Technical Thoughts: Three From The Trading Room

by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

Last week's Stock Exchange illustrated how different approaches worked to generate varied ideas. If you missed last week, you will find it to be useful background for today's topic.

In the last two weeks the market has been relatively quiet. Dow 20K is still a gleam in the eye. Some are announcing that the "Trump Rally" is over. If you are an aggressive trader, is there any way to exploit this situation?

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Why Are Investors Moving To ETFs?

Written by John O'Donnell, Online Trading Academy

Chart of the Week 16 January 2017

This week we examine the rising popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In 2016 only three of the ten most heavily traded securities were stocks. The other seven were ETFs.

ETFs are discussed in the video after the Read more >> jump.

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