Posts filed under “Psychology”

Quote of the Day

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"We do not view this survey as a useful indicator of consumer behavior or the economy. The index was likely weighed down heavily by the emotional response to the devastating images that resulted from Hurricane Katrina (including an undermining in confidence in the government’s ability to respond to such events). In addition, the high cost of gasoline likely also took its toll on consumer sentiment. We expect sentiment will slowly recover over the coming months."

– John Ryding, Bear Stearns, in WSJ

Go figure: A measure of sentiment was impacted by emotions . . .  funny, I thought the entire point of measuring sentiment was to gage consumer emotions.

Jeez. And some people wonder why I make fun of economists . . .

Category: Economy, Psychology

Why We Love Jeff Matthews

Category: Earnings, Psychology, Weblogs

Sometimes, There is No Pony

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Trading

Delayed Onset: Some Historical Comparisons

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

9/11

Category: Psychology, War/Defense

The Disconnect and Economic Classes

Category: Economy, Psychology

DJIA 1966 – 1982

The previous chart reveals the long standing secular moves of the markets; What’s an investor to do during one of the long periods of weakness? One answer is to learn to be more nimble, and trade the cyclical markets. > Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1966 – 1982 click for larger chart data for chart courtesy…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Katrina Lowers Year End Expectations

Category: Commodities, Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Chart of the Week: NYSE Making New Highs

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Katrina Overview (or, we’ve gone Map Crazy, Part IV)

Category: Commodities, Media, Psychology, Science, Weblogs