An Interesting Sentiment Indicator: Seeking Alpha

Here at "A Dash" we were early supporters of Seeking Alpha.  We have had a constructive relationship with the site and their leaders. We congratulate them on their success, and their growing readership, becoming a top-ranked site in the ratings. The Seeking Alpha Difference There are some interesting metrics that one can derive from Seeking […]

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Politics and Investing

We have been following markets for nearly 22 years from our special perspective — applying expertise in neutral public policy analysis, following economics, and seeking investment implications. There has never been a time when decisions in Washington had greater importance for investors. Putting Aside Politics Many of our readers labeled our approach as GOP-oriented and […]

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Why There is No Bottom: Politics

Here at "A Dash" we have argued that resolving the problem of troubled assets, called "toxic" by most and "legacy assets" by Geithner, was Job One for the Obama Administration.  We understand that a new President has many jobs, including in this case, the stimulus package, dealing with auto companies, a housing program, proposing a […]

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Be Like Mike? Or Shane? Or RIck? — Looking beyond the Obvious

Here at "A Dash" we like the comparisons between analyzing sports and analyzing markets.  There is much more data in sports, and the risk/reward calculations are similar. When it comes to the NBA, we are zeroed in on the Michael Jordan era.  To celebrate a birthday party for a famed Chicago options trader, one of […]

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Parsing the President

In a state of economic crisis, it is natural for investors to pay attention to any public statement by President Obama. There is a natural sequence of timing to the moves of the new administration.  Some policies can be changed by the stroke of a pen, through Executive Orders.  These are Presidential directives that have […]

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