Behavioral

On the Predictive Value of Technical Analysis

On the Predictive Value of Technical Analysis

From the Market Misbehavior mailbag: “What predictive power does technical analysis really have?  Sometimes the signals are just plain wrong.” The short answer is that nothing’s perfect, there is no holy grail, and yet I’ve still found technical analysis to be an important piece to a holistic investment process.
Here’s the long answer…

Five Practices of Mindful Investors

Five Practices of Mindful Investors

I started a mindfulness routine a couple years ago, during a particularly stressful period in my life.  A daily meditation practice was a life changer for me, bringing a new sense of awareness and calmness to how I approach everything from work to food to my family. As with pretty much anything in life, I would often relate what I was learning through meditation back to my professional efforts.  How could the lessons of mindfulness be applied to the investment process?

Clarifying Candles

Clarifying Candles

From the Market Misbehavior mailbag: “Dave, how do you think about candles?  Specifically, weekly and monthly vs. daily candles?  What if the signals conflict?” That’s a great question and the short answer is I pay attention to weekly and daily candles because I feel they are good representation of investor behavior during a well-defined period of time. The somewhat longer answer is as follows…