Unconventional Wisdom

Yellen About a Whole Lot of Nothing

08/31/2016

Once again, the Fed’s Jackson Hole jawboning yielded no useful insight.

The BoE’s Monetary Bazooka is a Squirt Gun

08/05/2016

The BoE’s recent measures intended to boost growth likely won’t do very much, but that’s okay.

Blue? Red? For Stocks, Election Years Are Typically Green

08/02/2016

Falling uncertainty as elections approach tends to boost stock market returns.

Living Wills Are No Way for Banks to Die

04/19/2016

Bank living wills likely won’t prevent future bailouts or make the next crisis less severe.

Who’s Too Big to Fail Now?

04/06/2016

Recent developments suggest the “too big to fail” regulatory environment may be changing.

Book Review: The Lesson of the Snowball

02/05/2015

Many mimic his investing style (or try), but the average investor only has a snowball's chance of repeating Warren Buffett's discipline. 

The Rise of Technocranalysis

06/05/2013

Technocratic thinking is infesting economics—and enfeebling it.

Comic: Running of the Bulls

05/10/2013

Comic: Racing Unemployment

03/19/2013

Comic: Typical Job-Stealing Robot

03/12/2013

Yet More Bull—Mega Style

12/05/2012

With technical analysis, a unique interpretation is essential to gain advantage—and fundamentals are essential to that unique interpretation.

Simplicity Is the Next Great Investing Advantage

04/27/2012

Complex theories often obscure investors’ view of the bigger, simpler forces that move markets most.

Don’t Go With the (Fund) Flow

02/24/2010
Sticking with a long-term investment strategy can be tough during heightened volatility, but disciplined investors generally experience better returns in the long run.

Doubting Thomas Versus The Proverb

11/12/2009
Assuming you agree March 9th marked the bear's bottom, we're eight months into a new bull and the S&P 500 is up roughly +60%—yet skepticism abounds.

A Sham for the Ages

07/27/2009
Should something as important as your investment allocation be determined by age alone? If only investing were so simple.

Another Type of Bull

05/27/2009
What do candlesticks, oscillators, and Elliot waves have in common? Give up? They're technical indicators—charting analysis recording past market activity used by some to predict future market direction. Rather than balance sheets and economic data, technical analysts use price, volume, and open interest as information sources.

Don’t Get So Defensive!

05/27/2008
Defensive portfolio tactics are all the rage when stock markets hiccup. But they can get you into a lot of trouble.

Technical Paralysis

12/12/2007
Relying on technical indicators alone for market forecasting is potentially treacherous. There is no pure technical method proven to deliver practical long-term value as a primary driver in portfolio management.

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