Posts filed under “Investing”

Economic Indicators Dashboard


Source: Russell Investments

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Research

Follow the Money: The Booming Business of Global Warming

Last month, I wrote about global warming in the context of investment opportunities. As part of that discussion, I mentioned McKenzie Funk’s new book, “Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming.” I thought framing the financial opportunities of this might bypass the usual agnotology and political foolishness. To quote: “This debate is no longer about…Read More

Category: Investing, Travel, UnScience

Daniel Kahneman, in conversation with Cass Sunstein

On February 3, 2014, Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, spoke with Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor in Spangler Auditorium at Harvard Business School.

Category: Investing, Psychology, Video

The best investment advice you’ll never get

When I first saw this online, I grabbed a copy for my own use. Recently, I went back to reread part of it — and it was gone! Lucky I captured this before it disappeared. Enjoy. ~~~ The best investment advice you’ll never get By Mark Dowie San Francisco magazine, December 2006     For…Read More

Category: Investing

Everything You Need to Know About Stock Market Crashes

Since everyone is talking about stock market crashes this week, let’s add some context here… Since the invention of the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the turn of the last century, there have been eleven instances in which stocks declined by more than 35% from peak to trough, or what you would term a market…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Trading

The 1% More Savings Calculator

How much more would you have for retirement, if only you could squeeze 1% more per year? The answer, as it turns out, is alot. Click below to find out . . .   Click here for an interactive calculator. Source: NY Times   From the article Disadvantages of a Lump Sum 401(k)

Category: 401(k), Digital Media, Investing

All Time Top 10 Hedge Fund Managers

Source: FT

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Trading

Beware Consensus: When to Ignore the Investment Experts

One of the more interesting aspects about the market in 2014 is how much it has managed to defy expectations. Consensus has been consistently wrong; indeed, it seems that any time there is an agreement of sorts on just about any issue, the opposite has happened. Merrill Lynch’s legendary strategist Bob Farrell put together 10…Read More

Category: Investing, Really, really bad calls, Rules

Riskalyze: Portfolio Risk Analysis

Very cool embeddable tool for the RIA community: Riskalyze    

Category: Data Analysis, Investing

Your Ideology Is Killing Your Portfolio

“It’s going to blow up the deficit, won’t create any jobs and will cause all sorts of other problems.” A hedge-fund manager was lecturing me about the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, better known as the Bush tax cuts. I had been suggesting that this fund close its short positions on…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Politics, Psychology, Really, really bad calls