June 2013 New Home Sales Data Flattens Equities

Did Bernanke Really Put The Brakes On The Housing Market? Sometimes good news is bad news, especially when it suggests Ben Bernanke and the FOMC could start tapering sooner than later.  Today’s housing data showed the market is in good health with new contracts nearing May 2008 levels. U.S. new home sales in June 2013[…]

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Stocks Lose Early October 2012 Gains As Google And Apple Selling Pressure Continues

Stocks Lose Early October 2012 Gains As Google And Apple Selling Pressure Continues: Stocks continued the market slide from yesterday as investors took more gains from the recent rally. Traders are looking to see if the latest technical support levels can hold and we’ve been watching Apple recently which hasn’t rebounded since hitting a new[…]

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October 2012 Early Gains Fade After September Unemployment Report, Will Support Levels Hold?

October 2012 Early Gains Fade After September Unemployment Report, Will Support Levels Hold? Check Google…. Will the current stock market rally last or has the Romney rally faded as a result of new unemployment numbers that came out last week?  On Friday, the latest non-farm farm payroll report data showed the unemployment level had fallen[…]

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Apple Continues April 2012 Correction Before Earnings, Europe Headline Risk Fades:

Apple, Google Continue April 2012 Correction Before Earnings, Europe Headline Risk Fades: Apple helped increase short term negative technology sentiment this week as it continued its slide further into correction territory.  We believed Apple was firmly in correction mode on April 16, 2012 and the company’s shares slid further beneath recent lows today topping out[…]

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Financials 1st Quarter Earnings 2012 Up, U.S. Economy In Spotlight While Apple, Google In Correction Mode

Financials 1st Quarter Earnings 2012 Up, U.S. Economy In Spotlight While Apple, Google In Correction Mode: Traders focused more on the U.S. economy and bank earnings today as opposed to Spanish bond yields or headlines from Germany.  Citibank’s earnings beat Wall Street estimates today and financials got a strong start in trading before news came[…]

Google Trends “Recession” Searches At 2008 1st Quarter Levels

Google Trends Show “Recession” Search Volume Near 2008 1st Quarter Levels: Searches related to “recession” rising. The risks of an economic recession occurring (again) have grown and the political stage has new dynamics that are making the economy – mainstream news.  The high rate of unemployment has many people focused on politics and its impact[…]

Earnings News Slows Market Momentum

Earnings News Slows Market Momentum: The major indexes fell for the week.  The stock market took most earnings news negatively and sentiment decreased this week.  Two major factors are damaging market psychology, potential tax increases and QE2 ending.  More companies will be reporting earnings next week and investors haven’t been happy with some earnings results[…]

Business Briefs: Bernanke, China & Technology

Business Briefs Fed Chairman Bernanke on Bonds The Federal Reserve Chairmen Ben Bernanke spoke today about taking steps to help the economic expansion at the Federal Reserve conference in Boston today.  How big will this step be? The Fed is looking to purchase more Treasury bonds and analysts are speculating over what size program will[…]

YouTube Economics

FT.com reports Google YouTube video is in negotiations to launch a pay-per-video service by the end of the year.  FT.com states “Google’s YouTube video site is in negotiations with Hollywood’s leading movie studios to launch a global pay-per-view video service by the end of 2010, putting it head-to-head with Apple in the race to dominate[…]

Google Goes Government!

Google Incorporated is going government.  The company will be selling applications to government agencies now having gained the security clearance necessary (Federal Information Security Management Act certification).  The company looks to take profit share away from Microsoft and this may prove to be an effective way to do so.  Google dominates the search engine marketing[…]