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Momentum and index investing

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A few years ago, before the proliferation of talk shows and the Internet, you had to be well versed in a particular subject before you were invited to appear on television or radio. Not anymore. These days, talk shows have multiplied to such an extent that the supply of “experts” has increased to meet the demand. Of course, common sense will tell you there is a limited supply of experts on any particular subject, but this doesn’t seem to matter very much because there is so much babble sprouting up in all forms of media that it’s possible to say almost anything, no matter how outlandish or uninformed, and get away with it. The ...
However, the future distributions and the appropriate discount rate can only be assumptions. For the last 25 years, Warren Buffett has taken the value investing concept even further with a focus on "finding an outstanding company at a sensible price" rather than generic companies at a bargain price.
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Investing in Cloud Computing | Invest With An Edge
Savvy tech investors are always looking for the next best thing. They’re not content with buying the Q’s (PowerShares Nasdaq 100 Index: QQQQ). They want the latest breakthrough technology stocks before everyone knows about them – think Twitter or cloud computing.  The latter isn’t new, but it’s been getting more attention over the past few years. Tech investors should continue to pay attention. We first discussed the cloud computing trend on March 2, 2009. Although we did not officially recommend Salesforce (CRM) we highlighted how Salesforce was using “the cloud” to their advantage. Since then, CRM has grown an astounding ... market research, surveys and trends
Can Individual Investors Outperform? | Fusion Investing and Analysis
by the usually brilliant Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight pushed my buttons. Jeff normally takes great care with his assertions and goes to great lengths to back them up with credible evidence, but in this case he leads off with an apples to oranges example. Many studies have shown that individual investors, managing their own accounts, do about 5% worse than they would if simply buying an index fund.  The top investment managers have regularly beaten the averages, so it is a big spread. I commented You’re comparing average investors with top managers. While I know that was merely an introduction and not central to your ... market research, surveys and trends

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Passive Investing Continues to Gain Momentum - CBS MoneyWatch.com
Despite the strength of the marketing machines of Wall Street and the financial media, the trend to passive investing marches on. Investors who are fed up with the poor results, high costs and tax inefficiency of actively managed funds are voting with their wallets. And the recent bear market had done nothing to change this trend. While investors have added more than $250 billion in assets in passive investment strategies since the end of 2007, they withdrew more than $70 billion from actively managed funds. In the first half of 2009, almost $22 billion of new cash was added to equity index funds, while $20 billion was withdrawn ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
In Play ® - Yahoo! Finance - The basics of investing.
for FY10, sees EPS of $1.50-1.70 vs. $1.69 Thomson Reuters consensus, down from $1.65-1.85 previously, with non-fuel ID sales of -1.0% to -1.5%. The co continues to expect cash capital expenditures of ~$0.9-1.0 bln and free cash flow of $0.91.1 bln. Q2 gross profit margin was 28.48% in the first 24 weeks of 2010 compared to 28.80% in the first 24 weeks of 2009. 9:15AM Versar awarded $7 million project at Langley AFB ( VSR ) 2.72 :   9:12AM Intl Paper to sell 163,000 acres of real estate properties for approximately $200 mln ( IP ) 23.49 :   9:09AM First Niagara misses by $0.12 ( FNFG ) 12.72 : Reports Q2 (Jun) ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Investing in Cloud Computing
Savvy tech investors are always looking for the next best thing. They’re not content with buying the Q’s (PowerShares Nasdaq 100 Index: QQQQ). They want the latest breakthrough technology stocks before everyone knows about them – think Twitter or cloud computing.  The latter isn’t new, but it’s been getting more attention over the past few years. Tech investors should continue to pay attention. We first discussed the cloud computing trend on March 2, 2009. Although we did not officially recommend Salesforce (CRM) we highlighted how Salesforce was using “the cloud” to their advantage. Since then, CRM has grown an astounding 235%! ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
COMTEX SMARTREND(R) MORNING CALL -- JULY 22, 2010
Jul 22, 2010 (SmarTrend via COMTEX) -- Stock prices plummeted during the Fed Chairman's testimony before Congress when he opined the economic outlook is "unusually uncertain." The DJIA dropped 109 points to close at 10,121. The immediate reaction was overdone and several SmarTrend(R) indicator signs arose signaling a bounce up by market indices is expected this morning. Well before the Fed Chairman could hint at any remedies he had in mind stocks fell like a rock as investors saw red flags in the "unusually uncertain" remark. The selloff was counter to the upward direction being followed by more than a few stocks yesterday, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Momentum and index investing: Implications for market efficiency1
Momentum and index investing: Implications for market efficiency1. Ron Bird. Emeritus Professor, Australian National University, and currently Associate ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
SEC Complaint: Enrique F. Villalba, Jr.
Mar 29, 2010 ... as an investment counselor who developed a method for investing in S&P 500 ... to Villalba, he would invest client funds in the S&P 500 Index using what he termed a “momentum filter” to predict the upward or downward ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Growing Sector Momentum in Emerging Markets
Momentum investing is based on the idea that stocks which have performed well over some ... The sector index is produced from Datastream index data, ...
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How does momentum and volatility work together in the currency ...
Is it better to be high momentum and high volatility or high momentum low volatility to keep up on daily currency levels that change ? I am not into trading per se but am interested in learning it . Serious inquiries only and knowledgeable enquiries only . I am trying to learn and not wasting time. Keep web sites to a minimum unless it explains completely these 2 questions. Member since: December 04, 2006 Total points: 22052 (Level 6) All the currencies used today by every country are in fact worthless. None of them have any backing. Their perceived value lies in their relative scarcity in comparison to other currency. Real ...
How much can you make as a day trader? Momentum and Scalping ...
The majority of people who day trade lose money. You can see this is the consensus by web searching on the terms "day trade" and "lose." Of the few people who make money day trading, most of them work for brokerages. The people who work for brokerages have the lowest commissions, and they can make money on low margin trades, while the small guy would lose money on the same trade from commission costs. If you have the low commission rate of the insider, you can make small amounts of money on a large number of computer automated trades. They are the only people who can successfully scalp. Some people will say, "It's ...