Several days ago we sat down with a man who has his finger on the pulse of the markets better than most, Phil Pearlman, executive editor of StockTwits. Besides that role, Pearlman is also a former hedge fund manager and a clinical psychologist so he is well-qualified to discuss behavioral finance, as well as a concept he is calling the “Freudian Put.” Last, find out what is happening at StockTwits firsthand.
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Jason Voss, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he tirelessly focuses on improving the ability of investors to better serve end clients. He is the author of the Foreword Reviews Business Book of the Year Finalist, The Intuitive Investor. Jason also ran a successful blog titled What My Intuition Tells Me Now. Previously, Voss was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado.
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The European Central Bank's widely anticipated move toward tapering its bond-buying scheme looks likely to have a considerable effect on emerging economies, which hold record levels of euro debt, and could hamper those economies' recent rally. However, the effect is unlikely to equal the "taper tantrum" that wiped half a trillion dollars off the MSCI Emerging Markets Index when the Federal Reserve proposed a similar move in 2013. Reuters (21 Aug.)
China's Great Wall Motor said it wants to buy the US Jeep brand. However, Fiat Chrysler, which owns Jeep, said it hasn't been approached with a proposal. The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (21 Aug.)
Some expect Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to use her speech at the Jackson Hole, Wyo., economic symposium to announce further interest-rate increases, contrary to market expectations, and an October start to shrink the central bank's balance sheet. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (21 Aug.)
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