Important Considerations and Our Agenda

Here at "A Dash" we like to keep things objective and impersonal.  For reasons that will be apparent, I would like to depart from that mode for today's article.  My objective is to provide the most immediate help both for investors and for traders.  I also hope to stimulate discussion. My focus group often says […]

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Trying to Understand Congress

At "A Dash" we have avoided taking an advocacy position on the proposal popularly known as a bailout or The Paulson Plan.  Unlike many other investment bloggers, we have described positions in real time, including plenty of hedges over the last few weeks — win or lose. In short, we try to analyze rather than […]

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Looking for Government Help? Here is the Scorecard

If it were not so serious, it would be amusing.  So many who generally believe in free markets and small government are suddenly unhappy whenever there is no government intervention.  Whenever we hear a criticism like this, we try to look back at the history for that pundit.  Did the criticism appear before or after […]

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Getting beyond the Rhetoric

Readers of "A Dash" constitute a sophisticated investing audience.  We know this both from comments and from email.  Perhaps readers will take some time to help in our key mission — the blog about a book. Imagine that you are an individual investor who got  your January statement and discovered that your broker’s advice cost […]

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Investors Look at the Wrong Information! Why?

It is difficult to beat the market.  Individual investors who try to do so have, on average, results that are decidedly inferior.  And not just by a little.  It is more like half of the market return.  They try to time the market using all of the wrong methods.  They are afraid when they should […]

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