A Preemptive, and Timeless, Portfolio Protection Strategy
Investors constantly focus on the event instead of the opportunity that the event represents. Being retrospective instead of hindsightful helps us learn from our experiences. The length, depth, and scope of the financial crisis correction were unknowns in mid-2007. The parameters of the recent advance were just as much of a mystery--- in April.
Investment Mixology: Finding The Illusive Holy Grail Cocktail
Wall Street investment mixologists promote a cocktail that has broad popular appeal but which typically creates an unpleasant aftertaste in the form of bursting bubbles, market crashes, and shareholder lawsuits. Many of the most creative financial nightclubs have been fined by regulators and beaten up by angry mobs with terminal pocketbook cramps.
Investor Political Priorities - What's On Your Mind
Regulate The Regulators: Every scandal produces new levels of regulations and additional cadres of secret police who raise business costs in the name of compliance with "da law". Countless hours of non-productive time are mandated by broad-brush policies and procedural requirements that do little to protect the consumer --- in many cases they simply annoy the people they are supposed to assist.
How To Make Short Term Trading Your Long Term Investment Strategy
Sure, there are countless trading tools and information collection/analysis mechanisms that can help you prepare for the wanton unpredictability of markets; and there are tons of opportunity signaling methods, screening techniques, hedging strategies and the like that you can experiment with.
Stocks Hit All Time Highs --- and Your Action Plan Is?
There is no real need for rocket science in investing --- no correlations, standard deviations, coefficients, Alphas, Betas, or Zetas are required. Similarly, passively managed, index derivatives are just a lazy man's way of reinforcing the myth that active management is ineffective.
Modern Portfolio Theory Assumptions --- The Root Of All Evil
Clearly, the MPT creators were once Mutual Fund investors, looking for something better after years of disappointing investment returns. True, mutual fund managers rarely beat the markets --- but why? And also true, private, individual, portfolio managers rarely fail to beat the market averages over significant time periods.
Volatility is a function of supply and demand for the common stock of a finite number of dirty, evil, greedy, polluting, congress corrupting, job creating, product and service providing, innovation and wealth developing, foundation supporting, gift giving, tax-collecting corporations to finance their growth and development.