Happy Monday! Two quick thoughts to start the week off: The US stock markets have been trending upward nicely the past few weeks: In fact, I am starting to see a few buy signals on various research models I follow. However, short term traders have taken notice of a different trend: If the markets can trade above this longer ...
via Investorplace.com: Apple‘s iPhone, which celebrated its fifth birthday on June 29th, has led the cavalcade of products that have catapulted AAPL shares into the stratosphere and turned the Cupertino, Calif., company into a roughly $550 billion leviathan. But crack open an iPhone or iPad and look at the inner workings. You’ll see more than just the Apple ...
Nice chart via Chart of the Day showing where P/E ratios for the S&P 500 bottomed in past cyclical bear markets:
Nice info graphic on the European Crisis via 828cloud
Nice info-graphic for all the gamers. Via lazygamer
Interesting info-graphic showing an increase in hiring of recent college graduates. Start watching upcoming employment data to see if this is a surge in new hiring, or if companies are just looking to replace more expensive workers with cheaper hires. via: Online Colleges
Some interesting data from Forbes showing how Apple ("AAPL") stock performs during the week of WWDC (The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference): via: Forbes
I've noticed that my blog is getting quite a few hits on last year's post on the 2011 Big Mac Index. I thought it would be helpful to post the 2012 Index. For those not familiar with the Big Mac Index: From the Economist: THE ECONOMIST's Big Mac index is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity: in the long ...