Posts filed under “Psychology”

Mount Stupid

I interviewed Richard Thaler for MiB today. He is known as the father of Behavioral Economics.

Parts of our conversation made me think about this classic comic from SMBC

Mount Stupid

Source: SMBC

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Humor, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

My 2015 Summer Reading List

Summertime is here. The days are still getting longer, the kids will soon be in camp, the beach beckons. With Memorial Day behind us, we have 12 weeks before Labor Day sneaks up on us. My goal each year is to read three books a month between the holidays that mark the unofficial start and…Read More

Category: Books, Economy, Investing, Psychology, Science, Weekend

A Secret Wall Street Brainwashing Machine is Wholly Unnecessary

Every now and again, I disagree with an article written by someone I like and respect. On occasion, an author will crank out a column that makes me angry. And on rare occasions, I will read something where I disagree with just about every sentence. Today is one of those total disagreement days. Marketwatch columnist Paul Farrell…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Cognitive Foibles, ETFs, Investing, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

Post Traumatic Crash Disorder & the 1962 Flash Crash

click for ginormous chart Source: Bloomberg On this day 53 years ago, Wall Street had one of its worst sessions ever. As the Wall Street Journal reported, “The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.7%, down 34.95, the second-largest point decline then on record.” It was part of a longer decline that some called the “Kennedy Slide…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology, Sentiment

Do Strong Religious Beliefs Stifle Innovation?

Source: Real Time Economics

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Philosophy, Psychology

Create Your Own Stock Market Narrative!

What makes this so good is how dead on accurate this collection of cliches have become:     Click to create your own personal narrative. You may even get your own punditry spot. Source: Stockcats     How awesome is this?!

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Financial Press, Markets, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

2015 Pace of Social Change

Click for other social issues. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Psychology

The Remarkable Life & Lessons of Ronald Read

    My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at the remarkable life and lessons of Ronald Read. It is a fascinating tale. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “You may have read about the remarkable life and times of Ronald Read. He was the gas station attendant and…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Psychology

Nasdaq Bubble Stole From Future Returns

Yesterday, we discussed why the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has gone sideways for the past few months. The prime suspects were rich valuations, earnings crimped by falling energy prices and higher returns to be had overseas. Today, I want to look at the Nasdaq Composite Index. It closed at 5,056.06 yesterday, surpassing its March 2000 dot-com…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology, Sentiment, Valuation, Web/Tech

The Market Rhythm Deciphered

Source: @Trader_Dante

Category: Cycles, Humor, Psychology, Trading