Slowly but surely I’m chipping away at the library of books I’ve assembled over the years. I’ve often found that the best investors are insatiable readers. And they’re not reading just anything, they’re reading long-form content that will help challenge their thinking and expand their horizons.
A recent article on the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) website reminded me of the value of situational awareness and a big picture orientation. I was on one of my first long training flights with my flight instructor, navigating a Cessna 172 from Providence (KPVD) to our home airport of Norwood (KOWD)…
I’ve launched a new Market Misbehavior channel on YouTube, with the goal is providing short-form educational commentary exploring the relationship between behavioral psychology and the financial markets.
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?
This week the Wall Street Journal provided yet another article about moderating and/or flat out eliminating your usage of social media. As with many things in life, a little bit can be a positive, but too much is too much. So what’s the right balance for investors?
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…
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.