Dec 02

The Stock Market…A Language Never Too Late to Learn!

Howard Lindzon, founder of StockTwits posted this about a month ago.  Most people will tell you to not look in the rear view mirror.  However at times I need to look back before I can look and move forward.  What strategies worked, which ones did not.  Was I right with that trend, how much credibility […]

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Dec 02

Chart of The Day – Netflix Downfall

Take a loom at the Netflix chart courtesy of Bespoke.  I can recall many a hedge fund manager shorting the stock on the way up and eventually got out because the pain was just too much.  It goes to show that even the best of investment strategies no matter how sound must be able to […]

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Nov 30

Correlation Inflation

Correlation is an extremely important factor when building portfolios and hedging risk.  Correlation is the relationship between two variables and explains how they move together or move apart.  Correlation range between 1 (perfect positive correlation) to -1 (perfect negative correlation) while 0 would mean no correlation at all. One of the issues we have had […]

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Nov 29

Who are the 1%

If your trying to get into the 1% club (and who isn’t) these charts below may give you some insight as to what direction you may want to follow.  Courtesy of Mother Jones which is “a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting.”Looks like your best way to reach the top is to […]

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Nov 29

Google and Your Memory

From the Social Times comes a fascinating article on how Google affects your memory (see graph below).  Ironically I just started using Google Chrome this year with Google as my default browser.  The point of the article concludes the following: Through using Google and the internet in general your memory becomes weakened through less and less use.  […]

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Nov 29

Consumers Most Negative on U.S. Economy Outlook Since Recession

Scrolling through some month old data my how a month can change.  This Bloomberg article detail how low consumer sentiment has gotten especially since the last recession.   The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index’s monthly expectations gauge dropped to minus 45, the worst reading since February 2009. The weekly measure of current conditions was minus 48.4 for the period […]

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