The cyclically-adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio, also known as the Shiller P/E ratio, is a popular tool used to value markets. This metric was developed by U.S. economist and Nobel prize winner Robert Shiller, and is defined as price over 10-year average earnings adjusted for inflation.
Oh boy, look at natural gas (NYSEARCA:UNG) go. A Mississippi gas plant explosion has curtailed over 1 Bcf/d of production according to preliminary flow data. We don’t know if the gas flow will be redirected, but today’s estimates point to a sharp move lower.
Once tucked away in the nontraditional bond category, long/short credit funds are finally moving into the spotlight. Should they be a part of investors’ fixed-income allocation? The answer, of course, will vary, depending on each investor’s goals, return expectations and risk tolerance.
Brexit And The Rise of Populism The 2016 Mid-Year Geopolitical Outlook As is our custom, we update our geopolitical outlook for the remainder of the year as the first half comes to a close.
“Good questions are often far more powerful than answers,” they argue. “Good questions challenge your thinking. They reframe and redefine the problem. They throw cold water on our most dearly held assumptions, and force us out of our traditional thinking.
Investment guides are as numerous as swallows. Very few have lasting appeal, because most are written under the influence of whatever is the pervasive market trend or approach of the day.
For investors, the nice thing about a company like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Disney (NYSE:DIS) or Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) is that when one division is slumping the others can lend support. In the case of Time Warner that load is getting pretty significant for HBO to carry.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) recently acquired Magic Pony technologies, a machine learning startup focusing on deep learning in computer vision. In my continuing coverage of the AI market, I want to briefly comment on this transaction. How magic is this pony?
What’s A Degree In _____ Worth? by Mark J. Perry, Foundation For Economic Education
This paper studies how institutional characteristics of Specified Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are related to their post-merger survival. SPACs are unique financial firms that conduct the IPO with the solely purpose to use the proceeds to acquire another private company.