Posts filed under “Markets”

Congratulations Skip Schweiss, Fiduciary of the Year

The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard Names announced that Skip Schweiss has been recognized as for his Outstanding Fiduciary Advocacy and Commitment.

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Category: Markets

Another Good 1929 Call . . .

Sometimes you have to diary these things for a few years and revisit them: Markets Showing ‘Extreme Similarities’ With 1929 Crash: Pro, Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:53 AM ET “Investors should remain on the sidelines and wait for a market correction as a 4-year rebound comes to an end, Sandy Jadeja, chief market…Read More

Category: Markets, Really, really bad calls, UnGuru

Separate Trend from Cycle

From Torsten Sløk: Demographic developments are putting downward pressure on interest rates globally. But it is important to remember that the trend seen in the chart below is structural and very slow moving. Around this long term trend we have the business cycle, which is driven by positive and negative changes in confidence. In other…Read More

Category: Cycles, Markets

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 3.13.15

Succinct Summations for the week ending March 13th: Positives: 1. Initial jobless claims fell to 289k vs estimates of 305k. 2. CPI in China rose 1.4% y/o/y, higher than expected. 3. NFIB small business optimism index came in at 98. 4. MBA purchase applications rose 1.9%. 5. Import prices fell 9.4% y/o/y, a win for…Read More

Category: Markets

The Ins and Outs of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: WSJ

Category: Markets

Herd Behavior in Financial Markets

Herd Behavior in Financial Markets Marco Cipriani and Antonio Guarino Liberty Street Economics March 09, 2015     Over the last twenty-five years, there has been a lot of interest in herd behavior in financial markets—that is, a trader’s decision to disregard her private information to follow the behavior of the crowd. A large theoretical…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology

Anniversary of Crisis Lows Is a Psychology Reminder

Exactly six years ago today, the markets made their ultimate low following a 57% collapse of the S&P. I was fortunate to have been on the right side of that trade in both directions. What is most fascinating to me about that was the pushback from traders and investors — in each direction. It is revealing…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events (3.6.15)

Succinct Summations of events for week ending March 6th  2015: Positives: 1. U.S. Nonfarm payrolls came in at 295k vs expectations for 240k. 2. Unemployment fell to 5.5%, down from 5.7% in January and the lowest level since May 2008. 3. The NASDAQ Composite crossed 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. 4. January…Read More

Category: Markets

Screw it, I’m all in!

Source: EcPoFi

Category: Markets, Psychology

Cable Television, Voting Preferences and Turnout

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets