Tag Archives: momentum

First a correction; and then another banner year for stock markets!

It shouldn’t be surprising that the current ‘mood’ just oozes caution.   The market is kind of like the bear (I met one face-to-face in Alaska many moons ago while fishing in ‘his‘ creek) – at one moment the bear seems content and … Continue reading

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Behavioural psychologists DON’T understand investment industry.

Most people would agree with the following statement by celebrated behavioural psychologist Daniel Kahneman – from his best selling book describing new insights into how good and bad decisions are made: “Why do investors, both amateur and professional, stubbornly believe … Continue reading

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Cyclicals Surprise Attack?

Earlier in the month, Alcoa was featured as the ‘second worse performing Dow stock in 2011.’ It was almost universally (in research reports by analysts and the press) expected that the financial results would be terrible, as evidenced by this … Continue reading

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Your future: Work hard & earn less!

Unemployment is the dominant issue of the new millenium. I recall government leaders boasting that economic growth without job creation is simply the byproduct of rapid productivity growth…thanks to quantum leaps in technological innovation “we” get more for less. Indeed … Continue reading

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Markets, jobs – wild ride in ‘momentum’ economy!

Let’s talk about momentum in markets first, and then get into the philosophy of ‘growth’ for growth’s sake and it’s impact on the job markets and on the economy. If we look at what’s driving stocks right now, it’s all … Continue reading

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MARKET CORRECTION — The day after you buy stocks!

FORECAST – Sunny with Chance of Showers I was asked to speak at the Alternative Investment Conference in Calgary over the weekend. As you know, I don’t believe in predictions (for reasons covered at length in my new book); I … Continue reading

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US$ breakout, inflation no issue, it’s all about interest rates.

Ahead of the herd – So I managed to predict the inevitable drop in the oil price (see old postings), foretold the crunch in commodites generally, and am ‘about’ (crossing my fingers) to get my forecast (I posted on March 8th posting) … Continue reading

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