Twitter IPO: Seeing Little Birdies.

So Twitter will be a publicly traded company, and will give us┬ácouple new billionaires. Beneath the surface of the launch, there are a couple of interesting… shall we say anecdotes? They give a different -and often missed- insight into the markets. Since I’m all for the different perspective on things, here are two things that…

Simple How-To: Divergency Strategies

I tried to boil down divergency trading strategies to the absolute bare bones as a way to better understand how they work. Once you have the skeletal structure, it allows you to build a new strategy from the bottom up and offers the most customization. Here I use a very simple example of a two…

Goodbye to Low Interest Mortgages

It hasn’t hit the mainstream media yet, but there’s plenty of discussion in financial news publications: there has been a sudden increase in the cost of housing loans. The cause is last week’s speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hinting at the possibility that that the Bank will start to taper off it’s program for…

Listening to the Market

There was an interesting segment on Bloomberg TV today about the stock market. If you didn’t click on the link, Blooberg equities analyst Dominic Chu points out that the most shorted stocks during last December outperformed the S%P 500 during the same period. If everyone was expecting these stocks to go down (shorted), then how…

Fiscal Cliff-jumping

The fiscal debate has taken center stage in the markets. Partially because as we are counting down the last days of 2012, we are in the middle of the holiday season with relatively little news from Europe. The news vacuum makes the still major debate all that more important. The other thing is, well, we…