Last Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the market fell almost 1000 points. What was that all about? First off, let’s put this move in context. Volatility Spikes The VIX rose 54% on Friday. This was the fourth largest spike in the history of the volatility index, as shown below. There are some interesting things that […]
Diversification is not the free lunch that many investment professionals claim.
Are the trading scandals within the Fed just the tip of the iceberg? It may signal the start of lost trust in institution that is very important to markets.
Aesop was a Greek storyteller who lived from 620-564 BCE. His stories were verbally passed down through time, and often included tales of animals and inanimate objects that could speak and solve problems. Many of Aesop’s Fables are commonplace even to this day. We are all familiar with the story of the tortoise and the […]
Waiting for a correction in the stock market? It may have already happened.
Despite economic data showing massive improvement from the COVID recession and inflation running hot across all parts of the economy, the Fed continues to pump trillions of dollars into the financial system. Why? They know that if they stop, things will come crashing down. It is well that the people of the nation do not […]
Creating an effective, all-weather portfolio cannot be achieved with passive investing or broadly diversified portfolio. Only active management can address all stages of the market cycle.
The myth of Icarus warned of the dangers of over-confidence. If we compared the markets to the flight of Icarus, how close are we to the sun? Close enough to melt our wings? “Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when something snaps up and […]