A Problem: Business Journalists and Political Opinions

At "A Dash" we take the investor perspective.  Put very simply — We seek credible news sources where astute journalists draw out the expert opinions from leading experts. We frequently express dismay when business journalists substitute their opinions for a presentation of facts, when columns have a clear slant, when bloggers start with a conclusion, […]

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Why There is No Bottom: Economic Forecasts

Since the stock market seems to have no bottom, investors want to know why.  We shall consider this in a series of articles.  This is Part One, dealing with economic forecasts. What People Read We know that individual investors are frightened, a perception fueled by stock market results.  For most, the stock market is the […]

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Oil Prices and Stock Prices

Yesterday we wrote about the link between oil prices and energy ETF's, including stocks that should be responding to long-term expectations, not the front-month spot prices.  There is a lot of "floating storage" right now. There is an expiration effect, with a front-month imbalance.  Meanwhile, the effects drive down the prices of anything in the […]

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