As Jeff Kleintop of LPL Financial writes, the average holding period of a stock has fallen from eight years in the 1960s to around five days today.
Much of this is due to the advent of ETFs and high-frequency trading. But there’s little doubt that the average investor is also holding stocks for much shorter periods.
And that comes with consequences.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-investor-holding-period-2012-8#ixzz22uVvTEmg
Researchers create a new male contraceptive that you apply like lotion
It’s been a half-century since the advent of a reliable birth control option for women, and we’ve developed virtually nothing similar for men. But now, owing to research done at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, an innovative new treatment holds promise as a reversible birth control option for men -– a combination of gels that get [...]
If there is one bank report that Obama wishes is absolutely wrong it is the following note from Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid (definitely not part of the bank’s laughable Trinity Of Perma Bull consisting of Bianco, Chadha and, of course, La Vorgna) who, looking at the timing of business cycles, makes the following ominous, for both the economy and Obama’s reelection chances, prediction: “If this US cycle is of completely [...]
A couple other major factors will drive silver prices in the future, and that will be growing demand from emerging products, and the inability to recover silver in some of those products, losing it forever.
LONDON(BullionStreet): Silver is likely to hit $40 mark towards the end of this year despite going through a tough period offlate, analysts said.
The white metal will take advantage of higher fabrication demand and also on China’s introduction [...]
The entire economics world is abuzz about the intriguing smackdown between Paul Krugman and Ron Paul on Bloomberg.
The Guardian summarises:
Ron Paul said it’s pretentious for anyone to think they know what inflation should be and what the ideal level for the money supply is.
Paul Krugman replied that it’s not pretentious, it’s necessary. He accused Paul of living in a fantasy world, of wanting to turn back the clock 150 [...]