Posts filed under “Psychology”

Sell Off on Light Volume

Just a quick note: despite all the red on your screens, the selling
seems to be on rather modest volume. That suggests more of a buyers
strike than a heavy distribution day. Both the advance/decline line and the
up/down volume are modestly lower — not particularly nasty — also.

Remember that most of the European Bourses are closed for Easter Monday (I believe some are closed tomorrow also).

On a somewhat related note, on Cody Willard’s blog,
he discusses the futility of trying to game the Fed on a day to day
basis. That’s an excellent point — not only for the Fed, but for most
economic data. The broader economy is marvelously complex, and its
oscillations and cycles unfold over periods of quarters and years –
not day-to-day.

Unfortunately, us humans have a hard time operating on longer time
scales. Days and weeks are easy; years and decades are almost
impossible . . .

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

One Last Comment on M3

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology

The Basic Tenets of My Investment Consciousness

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Psychology, Trading

We’re Expecting Stocks to Rally

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

Then & Now

Category: Commodities, Consumer Spending, Earnings, Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation, Psychology, Real Estate

How to Invest Like Boston Red Sox Slugger Ted Williams

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Psychology

Edges for Individual Investors

Category: Financial Press, Investing, Psychology

We’ve Gone Trading Contests Crazy!

Category: Markets, Psychology, Trading

Giving the Fed Excuses for More Tightening

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Chart of the Week: Monthly S&P500 Gains/Losses (7 year)

Category: Federal Reserve, Investing, Psychology