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This Day in MV History: Editor's Pick

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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 04th May in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Strong Tobacco Stocks Valuations May Mask Future Concerns

on May 04, 2012 10:30 am by Ronald Thomas, CFA

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Growth rate expectations and valuations are tougher to assess with tobacco stocks than other stocks in the consumer staples sector. One big problem that is never talked about is that elasticity of demand isn't as closely tied to price increases or decreases as it is with other products. With cigarette, elasticity takes longer to appear than just the next quarter. Tha... Read More


Everything You Think You Know About the Flash Crash Is Wrong

on May 04, 2012 9:00 am by Michael A. Gayed

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. -- Albert Einstein It seems like it has been ages since the infamous May 6, 2010 flash crash took place in the US stock market, which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) utterly collapse in minutes. The search for why the Dow dropped by nearly 1000 points in such a... Read More


Sympathy for the Flash Crash

on May 04, 2012 9:00 am by Aaron Brown

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL When I learned to drive 40 years ago, there were direct mechanical linkages between the car's controls and its wheels and power train. When I turned the steering wheel, my muscle power (mediated by some levers and gears) changed the direction of the wheels. Accelerator, brakes, heater dial -- all affected things through direct physical actions. We make fun of someone who... Read More


Billions for Charity? In China, Just Give It to the Government

on May 04, 2012 9:05 am by Justin Rohrlich

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL After the Communist revolution of 1949, China "made a break" with its ancient tradition of charity and came to associate philanthropy "with religion and superstition." It was "declared to be in conflict with socialist ideology and even labeled hypocritical," according to the Beijing Civil Society Development Research Center. At this point 6... Read More


Regeneron Dips on Safety Concern Over Gout Treatment

on May 04, 2012 12:15 pm by Brett Chase

The early success of Regeneron's (REGN) eye drug Eylea overshadowed the company's recent movement toward winning approval for a gout treatment. That is until today when some government folks questioned whether the company's drug, Arcalyst, may carry too many risks. Shares fell more than 3% early Friday, and were down less than 2% to $131.74 in late-morning trading. The stock h... Read More


Buzz on the Street: Bulls Step Up to Get Beat Down

on May 04, 2012 3:00 pm by Minyanville Staff

All day and every day, some of the stock market's best and brightest traders and money managers share their ideas, insights and analysis in real-time on Minyanville's Buzz & Banter. Below are some excerpts from this week's Buzz. Click here for a 14 day free trial. Note: Some links may require Buzz subscriptions. Monday, April 30, 2012 The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend... Read More


Funniest Financial Tweets of the Week

on May 04, 2012 4:50 pm by Christopher Witrak

[View the story "Paul Vs. Krugman Did Not Disappoint" on Storify] Twitter: @ChrisWitrak... Read More


S&P 500 Technical Update: What Happened?

on May 04, 2012 5:10 pm by Andrew Nyquist

The past few days have been a good reminder of why we define our risk when actively investing. Lots of folks are asking what happened today. Well, the best way to answer that question is by focusing on the charts and analyzing the technicals. What many people don't realize is that emotion/sentiment shows up everyday in charts. In fact, price movement is one of the best indicator... Read More
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