Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice. This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a … [Read more...] about Belling the Cat – Using research to time the stock markets
Over the course of a summer, it’s not unusual for the stock market to be a topic of conversation at barbecues or other social gatherings. Occasionally, a neighbor or relative might ask about which investments are good to buy now. The lure of getting in at the right time or avoiding the next … [Read more...] about Timing Isn’t Everything
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?
Stock prices in markets around the world fluctuated dramatically for the week ended August 27, 2015. On Monday, August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points— a larger loss than the “Flash Crash” in May 2010—before rallying to close down 588. Prices fell further on Tuesday before … [Read more...] about Should Investors Sell After a “Correction”?