Weighing the Week Ahead: What the End of QE Means for the Individual Investor

We have a jam-packed week of earnings data, important economic news, and the mid-term elections. Surely one of these topics should be the market theme for the upcoming week. But old habits die hard. I expect the mainstream media to parse everything through the prism of the Fed – at least for another week or […]

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Circular Reasoning about Commodities

Can you beat the market? If you think so, you must not believe in the efficient market hypothesis.  Join Warren Buffett, who has famously stated that he would be standing on a corner selling pencils from a tin cup if markets were efficient. Most people who actively manage accounts — their own or others — […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Do Market Divergences Signal a Warning for Stock Investors?

In the wake of the FOMC meeting and the IPO hype, we face a week with little new information – the lull before earnings season. This sort of vacuum makes it difficult to predict the week ahead, but I have an interesting idea: This week will feature discussion about market divergences — gold, oil, small […]

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