Bias in Bernanke Coverage: Does it Matter?

There is a lot of biased news coverage these days.  Some of it its intentional, and some of it is not. Today's example is the coverage of the Bernanke reappointment hearings. The Reality From the perspective of those whose opinion matters, this is a foregone conclusion.  Chairman Bernanke showed real leadership when it was most […]

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A Profitable Pattern

I have noticed a profitable pattern.  I am going to cast this from the bearish perspective, but in theory it could work either way.  I have a few other historical examples, but let us focus on the present. Background Investors have many time frames, and so do those managing money.  When you see someone interviewed […]

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Specific Expertise: Insisting on the Best Information

Here at "A Dash" we have emphasized that we are all consumers.  We are consumers of data, of analysis, and of opinion.  Our principal mission is helping readers understand their role as consumers and figure out what sources and information to follow. Background Here are two widely-accepted findings to consider.  Both have strong support from […]

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Dollar Weakness and Stock Market Strength — the Data

Anyone who is following the market on a daily basis is paying attention to the strength of the dollar versus other currencies.  It can be confusing.  While a strong dollar might seem like a good thing, there is actually an inverse market relationship with stocks — at least in recent times. I described the basics […]

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