Posts filed under “Investing”

Bull and Bear Market Durations


Source: Business Insider

Category: Cycles, Data Analysis, Investing

The Activist Investor Scorecard

Source: NY Times

Category: Corporate Management, Investing

Asset Class Returns vs. “The Average Investor”

This chart tells us three things: 1) People are obviously doing something wrong very wrong with their investment dollars; 2) Attempts at generating Alpha end up costing most investors their Beta; 3) Irrationality, emotions, and cognitive errors are the underlying cause of this poor performance.   Source: ValueWalk

Category: Asset Allocation, Investing

“I come not to praise forecasters but to bury them.”

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at why It’s time to market forecasters to admit the errors of their ways. It is yet another look at the parade of really bad forecasts we get treated to constantly in the world of investing and finance. Here’s an excerpt…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Asset Allocation, Investing, Really, really bad calls

Last Slot Left for Seattle

Wow, that was quick! We have one or two slots left to meet with folks in Seattle during the week of January 20th (I am coming into town to interview Howard Marks at the CFA dinner). For those of you who are familiar with my investing philosophy, this is an opportunity for a more in…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Investing

Bill Gross Defends His Record

Last year was a time of change and controversy for Bill Gross: His unplanned exit from Pacific Investment Management Co. in September, a whisper campaign before the palace coup, a new job at Janus Capital. Amid all this, Gross is most upset about one thing: Despite 40 years at the top of the fixed-income world,…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Mutual Funds

Coming to Seattle !

  The week of January 20th, I will be in Seattle to interview Howard Marks at the CFA dinner. I will also be visiting a few clients and prospective clients in the area as well. Many of you are familiar with my investing philosophy, but this is an opportunity to have a more in depth and personal…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Investing

Seattle CFA Annual Dinner 2015

Later this month, on January 22, I will be interviewing OakTree Capital’s Howard Marks — a mini Live and in person MiB — at the Seattle CFA Society’s annual dinner:

 
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Category: Investing, Podcast

14 Meaningless Stock Market Phrases

Great list from Henry Blodget of Business Insider 14 Meaningless Phrases That Will Make You Sound Like A Stock-Market Wizard “The easy money has been made.” “I’m cautiously optimistic.” “It’s a stockpicker’s market.” “It’s not a stock market. It’s a market of stocks.” “We’re constructive on the market.” “Stocks are down on ‘profit taking.’” “The…Read More

Category: Investing, Really, really bad calls

What is an Online Financial Advisor?

I thought this infographic was inforamtive. We launched our own online advisor last year called Liftoff:   Source: Paladin Research & Registry

Category: Asset Allocation, Digital Media, ETFs, Investing, Technology