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March 24, 2015

We're presenting a free webinar for CTAs:  "Systematically Exploiting Trends in Commodities, Forex, and Global Equity Indexes Using Media Sentiment Analysis."  Register Here (Select WEBCAST 4).

January 28, 2015

A recording of our webinar "Arbitraging News Sentiment Across Global Equities" is available on YouTube.

January 21, 2015

Join us for a webinar explaining results from our newest equities sentiment research:  "Arbitraging News Sentiment Across Global Equities", ​hosted by Unicom and presented by Dr. Peterson.

Recent Press

January 29, 2015

Watch Out: Financial Advisors Are Selling ‘Life Planning’ Services -- Joanne Cleaver U.S. News and World Report

January 28, 2015

Market Watch with Chuck Jaffe: Investor amnesia can doom our portfolio -- Chuck Jaffe Tulsa World

January 11, 2015

Baby bulls put stock in market -- Aaron Elstein Crain's New York Business


April 05, 2015

Belief, Rigidity, and the Power of Critical Thinking

“Herbalife: the customers are fictitious, the business opportunity is a scam, the university degree is a fraud.”
~ Bill Ackman

Multilevel marketing preys on a suspension of disbelief.  The radio show “This American Life” ran a report on a multilevel marketing venture called “WakeUpNow” (WUN).  WUN’s business was very difficult for the reporters to ascertain.  It appeared to be cultivating a positive belief that one could convince others to hold the same positive belief (and pay for a monthly subscription while doing so).  The radio story about the company reveals the psychology behind the multi-level marketing of belief.  The company now appears shuttered.

Herbalife (HLF) is the best-known multi-level marketing company.  Bill Ackman, a successful hedge fund manager, took a $1 billion short position in HLF in 2012.  He claimed that Herbalife is multi-level marketing scam that preys on the poor and the ignorant.  Others joined him. Per The Atlantic magazine in 2014, critics claim “Herbalife is targeting groups who are easily victimized by false promises of riches.”  On the other side, Carl Icahn accumulated a 17% stake in Herbalife and claimed it was a legitimate business.  

Again according to The Atlantic, “Fundamentally, Herbalife targets our cognitive weaknesses, though which weaknesses is a subject of debate.”  HLF is not unlike many other businesses (payday loans, tobacco, etc…) that prey on biases.    HLF and WUN are selling positive belief – the belief that one can get rich through effort and chutzpah.  

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World Markets

- (30 day data)

Price Buzz Sntment Econunc Govinst
United States -1.7%
United Kingdom +0.4%
Germany -1.2%
Japan +0.4%
China +16.6%
India -1.3%

updated 2015-04-20

Currencies

- (30 day data)

Price Buzz Sntment Prcfrc Volatil
US Dollar -0.7%
Euro +0.7%
Brazilian Real +7.1%
Japanese Yen +1.5%

updated 2015-04-20

Commodities

- (30 day data)

Price Buzz Sntment Prodvol Cnsmvol
Crude Oil +19.7%
Natural Gas -5.5%
Gold +1.5%
Corn -1.4%

updated 2015-04-20

US Sectors

- (30 day data)

Price Buzz Sntment Innovtn Earnfct
Technology -2.5%
Energy +6.5%
Utilities -2.0%
Financials -2.3%
Industrials -2.3%

updated 2015-04-20

US Large Cap

- (30 day data)

Price Buzz Sntment Mktrisk Fundmstr
Apple Inc +1.4%
Bank of America Corp -1.7%
General Electric Co +6.4%
JPMorgan Chase & Co +2.4%
Microsoft Corp +0.1%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc -6.1%

updated 2015-04-20


Countries Top Lists

- (30 day data)

Interest Rates
Highest Lowest
United States Germany
Saudi Arabia South Korea
Brazil Australia
Italy China
Japan Belgium
Gloom
Highest Lowest
Germany Saudi Arabia
France Philippines
Spain China
Singapore Canada
South Korea Russia

updated 2015-04-20

Currencies Top Lists

- (30 day data)

Conflict
Highest Lowest
South Korean Won Egyptian Pound
South African Rand Thai Baht
New Zealand Dollar Israeli Shekel
Turkish Lira Taiwanese Dollar
Indian Rupee Russian Ruble
Trust
Highest Lowest
Swiss Franc Thai Baht
Australian Dollar Japanese Yen
Norwegian Krone Turkish Lira
New Zealand Dollar British Pound
Hong Kong Dollar Indian Rupee

updated 2015-04-20

Commodities Top Lists

- (30 day data)

Volatility
Highest Lowest
Soybeans Rice
Palladium Silver
Orange Juice Coffee
Crude Oil Hogs
Wheat Copper
Uncertainty
Highest Lowest
Silver Palladium
Gold Heating Oil
Natural Gas Wheat
Copper Rice
Orange Juice Cattle

updated 2015-04-20

Equities Top Lists

- (30 day data)

Fundamental Strength
Highest Lowest
Occidental Petroleum Corp FMC Technologies Inc
AutoNation Inc Kansas City Southern
Fastenal Co Archer Daniels Midland Co
Johnson Controls Inc American International Group Inc
Constellation Brands Inc Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Mergers
Highest Lowest
Essex Property Trust Inc Nabors Industries Ltd
Kraft Foods Group Inc Carmax Inc
Ball Corp McDonald's Corp
Zimmer Holdings Inc Avon Products Inc
Lorillard Inc Nike Inc

updated 2015-04-20