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Markets ARE Highly Dependent on the Fed, The September Experiment

Markets ARE Highly Dependent on the Fed, The September Experiment | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
This week should remove any doubt about whether markets are highly dependent on the Fed. They sure are. Indeed, you could not have constructed better conditions for a controlled experiment.


...there is only one major factor that can consistently explain this week's market moves. And it centers on expectations of Fed policy.

...markets are celebrating; and the Fed has proven that it still enjoys tremendous influence on asset prices regardless of fundamentals. 


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

An experiment proves how much thr Fed can affect the markets.  Worth a look, especially by investors.  ~  Deb

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Yahoo's Stock on Fire: Leadership Changes, Market Laggards & the Long Haul

Yahoo's Stock on Fire:  Leadership Changes, Market Laggards & the Long Haul | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
I have always been amazed by the wrong or right CEO's impact on a company's fortunes and stock price.


Marissa Mayer's appointment to head Yahoo (YHOO) is a perfect example of this. The stock has been a market laggard for years and a succession of CEOs had been unable to turn around the one-time internet juggernaut. Since the one time executive from Google (GOOG) came over to lead Yahoo in July, the stock has been on fire.

The company successfully monetized a 20% stake in Alibaba in September which was already in progress for some time. The new leader has said all the right things to investors about the future direction of the company.

Will Yahoo continue in its momentum?

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This continues as an "it depends" regarding leadership (and followership) on this perspective of "at the top" change leadership and the long haul.  The blog writer rates Yahoo's stock as a "hold" for now.  ~  D

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