from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Price-to-Blecch Ratio

July 22, 2015

This seems like a day best fit for Mad Magazine-style descriptions of what we're about to see in the equity market. Suffice to say that in the past, the weak trend evinced in the quarterly stats for earnings growth were often restored to some sort of level people could live with once Apple figures were released.

from Photographers' Blog:

A leap to freedom

December 3, 2014

Nairobi, Kenya

By Thomas Mukoya

A detained protester jumps from a police truck as she escapes after riot police released teargas to disperse the #OccupyHarambeeAve demonstration in Nairobi

I was covering #OccupyHarambeeAve, a protest outside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office following the killing of 28 people in the ambush of a Nairobi-bound public bus in the northern Kenyan border town of Mandera in November.

from Photographers' Blog:

In the face of tear gas

May 29, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

By Osman Orsal

I am always prepared for these kind of protests before I arrive.

I wear shirts that cover my arms and of course I carry a gas mask. After all, during protests I can safely predict through my experience when police will use tear gas.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead – Opportunity for those who missed out rally

February 10, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily of Thomson Reuters)

from MacroScope:

Stocks rally not sustainable: Prudential

March 21, 2012

Want the recent rally in stocks to last? Don’t count on it, says John Praveen of Prudential Financial. The Dow Jones industrial average is up over 20 percent since September, and has gained 7 percent since the start of the year. But Praveen sees too many headwinds for the boom to continue.

from Global Investing:

Calling CCCs

February 17, 2012

Junk bonds have enjoyed a rally since the start of the year but investors are facing a dilemma.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Sanity: you just know it when you see it

October 30, 2010

rally kittens top 490

Blog Guy, you live in Washington DC, right? Are you going to that big Rally to Restore Sanity today?

from Breakingviews:

Stock market rally celebrates bittersweet birthday

March 9, 2010

Birthdays are a good time to look back. The first anniversary of the global stock market rally -- the lows were hit on March 9, 2009 -- certainly brings back memories. It's easy to see why the MSCI World Index  is 71 percent higher now than then.

from The Great Debate (India):

Bubble trouble for the Sensex?

November 16, 2009

(Nipun Mehta is Executive Director & Head - India, SG Private Banking. The views expressed here are his own)

from Global Investing:

“Normal” volatility to help rally?

October 16, 2009

As the graphic above shows, volatility in U.S. stocks has re-entered what could be called normal territory after soaring higher during the financial crisis. The blue band is plus or minus one standard deviation around the 1990 to 2007 avverage.