Posts filed under “Psychology”

Market Cheerleaders

Here’s an interesting question. A reader writes:

"I was thinking since the phrase "cult of the bear" is being so widely embraced especially on Real Money,maybe you can start using a counter label that that similarly derides the bulls . . .?"

I like the concept of the counter phrase.  Any ideas as to what they should be called? Here’s my short list:

The Bullish Herd

The Under-performers

Market Cheerleaders

The Hype Brigade

Long & Wrong

The one trick ponies

Happy Talk Squad


Add your own euphimisms in the comments below . . .

Category: Psychology

Buy Volatility

Category: Markets, Psychology, Trading

Innumeracy is alive and well and living in the USA

Category: Economy, Psychology

The Billionaire Pessimists Club

Category: Investing, Psychology

Margin Debt Hits 5-Year High

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

P/E Expansion and Contraction

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

How Bullish is the Investing Public?

Category: Psychology

Death of Volatility

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

P/E vs S&P 500 (50 Years)

As promised, today brings us to the 4th in our series of charts: P/E vs S&P500 click for larger chart courtesy of Mike Panzner, Rabo Securities > I’ll get into the significance of what this means to the markets later, but for now, note where the P/E is over the median, and its impact on…Read More

Category: Earnings, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

100 Year Dow Jones Industrials Chart

Have a look at this 100 year (actually, 105-Year) chart. I colored each “Market” appropriately — Green for Bull, and Red for Bear — to more clearly show what happens. Bull markets get ahead of themselves. At their ends, they tend towards excesses that take a very long while to recover from. When a long…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis