Expensive Misconceptions

The investment world abounds with research reports.  Intelligent and educated people generally benefit from careful study and accrued knowledge. While it seems unfair, the investment world is different.  A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing! There are many examples of this.  I have been stalled on this important topic because I was trying to […]

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You Do Not Get Paid for Knowing Yesterday’s News!

You do not get paid for knowing yesterday’s news… unless you work as a pundit!  In that case you just need to go on TV and repeat what you read that morning in the Wall Street Journal or the FT.  Like the “B” student in a class, you learn the conventional wisdom and repeat it.  […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What are the Biggest Market Worries?

The economic calendar is again light in a holiday-shortened week. There are a variety of important news items, but no dominant theme. I expect the punditry to seize the opportunity by asking: What are the biggest market worries? Prior Theme Recap In my last WTWA I predicted that everyone would be talking about the high […]

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Revisiting the Stress Test

Early this summer we raised a number of questions in our Summer Quiz.  The objective was both to enlighten and to help investors make wise investment decisions over the summer.  As we hoped, anyone who took the quiz seriously has had a profitable summer.  (We'll try to wrap up the answers and award the prize, […]

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