Behavioral

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…

What I've Learned From Two Years of Market Misbehavior

What I've Learned From Two Years of Market Misbehavior

January 6, 2019 marked the two-year anniversary of Market Misbehavior. My goal with the blog was to help myself find a voice during a time of personal and professional transition. Getting my thoughts out there helped me gain the confidence to write for other websites and later to launch an independent research firm, Sierra Alpha Research.

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.