Sometimes you just have to be patient Maureen and I were fortunate enough to be invited to a New Jersey Devils hockey game as they took on the New York Islanders. Our good friends Jeanne and John have excellent seats at the Prudential Center, and we were excited to see this fast-paced game in … [Read more...] about When will a Hockey Goal be scored?
Behavioral Factors in Investing
Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived relative strength of … [Read more...] about Déjà Vu All Over Again
Any handyman knows that you must have the correct tools in order to effectively complete the task at hand. As somebody who is less than handy, I have learned over the last few years how true that statement is. As most people with the same skill set, I only have the basic tools: one hammer, a … [Read more...] about Are you using the right tools?
We do not have, never have had, and never will have an opinion about where the stock market, interest rates or business activity will be a year from now. —Warren E. Buffett, the world's most admired, least imitated investor, in his annual letter to shareholders 30 years ago this month, dated … [Read more...] about The Moving Finger Writes: Thirty Years On
As investors ring in the new year, some may see the occasional headline about the “January Indicator” or “January Barometer.” This theory suggests that the price movement of the S&P 500 during the month of January may signal whether that index will rise or fall during the remainder of the … [Read more...] about As Goes January, So Goes the Year?
As much as I value the unfettered access to information the internet provides, we all recognize the potential harm that too much information can cause. Take, for example, my friend who was experiencing some troubling medical symptoms. Typing her symptoms into a search engine led to an evening of … [Read more...] about Here’s the Prescription