Interim Budget Key For Stock Markets In Near-term: Experts

Oddly, Stock Market Returns And GDP Per Capita Are Inversely Correlated

Besides, global cues, movement of rupee and investment pattern of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) will also be important for the domestic indices. Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the interim budget on Monday ahead of the general elections due in the next three months. “The Vote-on-Account will be watched closely. Within that, markets will try to understand the contours of the fiscal deficit. Moreover, any indirect-tax benefit to any sector may have an impact,” said Dipen Shah, head of private client group research at Kotak Securities.
Source: http://profit.ndtv.com/news/market/article-interim-budget-key-for-stock-markets-in-near-term-experts-380757

Treasury said high-speed trading is among the American financial systems vulnerabilities. A majority of the five-member U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wants the agency to review stock exchanges role in regulating trading firms. Jeff Sprecher, whose IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/chicago-fed-sees-risk-from-high-speed-trading-in-stock-market.html

Stock market skeptics struggle to time next correction

One of the few guarantees that can be made in investing is that you will be subject to an endless stream of this sort of explanation. What were this mornings excuses for why markets were soft today? Pick your poison: U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4 percent because of inclement weather in January; http://www.todayhotstocks.com Weak earnings from companies as varied as BNP Paribas to Cisco Systems undercut the expansion story; Some currency issue somewhere — today it was the Swiss franc that was rallying! — therefore something else is doing poorly; Europe’s six-day winning streak was due to end eventually.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-13/stock-market-stories-lead-us-astray.html

Stock Market Stories Lead Us Astray

The debt ceiling doesnt appear to be a factor in that regard now, given that an extension of the debt-ceiling into March 2015 passed the House and the Senate . Since the summer of 2011, there hasnt been much in the way of market corrections in the technical sense. Rather, the S&P 500 has endured a series of pullbacks in the 5% range. Plus, whatever the chart similarities on paper, markets are nowhere near the euphoria they were experiencing in 1929, said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/correction-anxiety-boosts-talk-of-next-10-stock-drop-2014-02-13

1929 Stock Market Crash

Other things held constant, the expected return on equities in successful, growing economies should therefore be lower than the expected return in declining economies. Third, there may be limits to arbitraging global mispricing. There is extensive evidence that investors bid up the prices of growth assets, to the point that their long-run return is below the performance of distressed assets (sometimes referred to as value investments). Some observers regard this as mispricing, and contend that it offers opportunities for arbitrageurs.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/oddly-stock-market-returns-gdp-203439790.html

Chicago Fed Sees Risk From High-Speed Trading in Stock Market

This chart is obviously frightening as the market fell over 40 percent in one month back in 1929. So should you sell everything? Blame Wall Street, Not Hard Working Americans, for the Pension Funds Fiasco William S. Lerach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics From Depression to Public Inspiration Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read Whole Story DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business Read Whole Story DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business Echoes of a Distant Crash Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Contingency Plans For Revised Edition of “A Happier History of America” by Rudy Giuliani David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy “Black Tuesday” and “Happy Days Are Here Again” at 80 Robert S.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/1929-Stock-Market-Crash/

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