Weighing the Week Ahead: Have Stock Prices Veered from the Fundamentals?

The economic calendar has several of the most important reports. The managerial rosters will be back at full strength, perhaps after an extra day or two off. Investment committees will consider implications from Q1 results. Pundits will try to explain what it all means. They will ask: Have stock prices diverged from the fundamental outlook? […]

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Stock Exchange: Do You Keep A Shopping List Ready?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: Discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and, provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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How to Exploit an Inefficient Market

The Efficient Market Hypothesis is a mainstay of academic thinking about financial markets. It is rejected by many traders and money managers. Warren Buffett, for example, famously said that he would be on a corner, selling pencils from a tin cup if markets were efficient. I do not expect to settle this decades-long debate in […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: How Stocks Can Ignore Political Turmoil

The economic calendar is normal with emphasis on inflation data and housing news. These routine reports continue in the background as the Washington headlines continue. We would all like to focus on markets, but the daily news flow emphasizes the turmoil. Many people are asking: How can markets ignore the political turmoil? Last Week Recap […]

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