On College Football and Investing

On College Football and Investing

I’m a huge college football fan.  From my days in The Ohio State University Marching Band (no, I did not dot the “i”), I’ve cheered the scarlet and gray to a multitude of wins, including multiple national championships.  I even had to study Ohio State football history to win the favor of my future father-in-law, who took coaching class with the great Woody Hayes.

Sector Alert: Communication Services About To Get Sexier

Sector Alert: Communication Services About To Get Sexier

At the end of September, the Telecom Services Sector will cease to exist, and the new Communication Services sector will be born.  I created this post following a morning of Googling to try and gather the best information out there.  Let's review what is happening, how it will affect existing sectors, and how investors should think about this change.

Ten Timely Quotes from Seattle

Ten Timely Quotes from Seattle

I just got back from a fantastic trip to Seattle for the stockcharts.com ChartCon 2018.  It was a pleasure to reconnect many whom I consider mentors in my own career.  Also great to meet others with a passion for technical analysis and data visualization. As with any productive conference, I took copious notes and have enjoyed revisiting some of the insights that I picked up during the two-day event.

Can't Stop Using Stops

Can't Stop Using Stops

I'm out in Seattle this week to speak at the stockcharts.com ChartCon 2018.  Excited to be a part of a conference that features many speakers that I consider mentors, including Greg Morris, Martin Pring, and Tom McClellan. So far we've heard from Greg Schell, Dr. Alexander Elder, and Bruce Fraser.  What struck me is that all three of them have discussed the importance of using stops.

Beyond Behavioral Biases

Beyond Behavioral Biases

It's so easy to reduce Behavioral Finance to a bottomless list of biases.  As with many aspects of the financial industry, we get way too focused on labeling things instead of understanding them. A recent article from Behavioral Scientist pointed out the limitations of defining Behavioral Economics (which I tend to use interchangeably with "Behavioral Finance" because as far as I'm concerned they're the same thing) as a series of fallacies.