Opportunity Knocks: Time to Buy Goldman Sachs

This may be a record.  Never before has one of my stories become so relevant, so quickly. It was just yesterday that I highlighted Charles Kirk's wonderful interpretation of his reader survey:  People feared government and hoped for a correction. Amazingly, both are coming true.  Will investors act upon their hopes? Today's Market Action Quite […]

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Earnings Season

For my long-term investors there is nothing more important than corporate earnings, especially when compared to alternative investments. Here are some key issues that I follow: Forward or  Backward? I read hundreds of analyst reports and earnings call transcripts.  Everyone is focused on future prospects in the analysis of specific stocks.  In the market of […]

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The Bias in Reporting Job Losses

Each day’s news brings more stories about layoffs at major companies. The stories get a big play in mainstream media. The leading bloggers also cite the stories and encourage readers to keep a summation of job losses. This is quite misleading. Job losses occur in highly visible chunks, as we can readily see. New jobs […]

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What Went Wrong

There are plenty of “Year in Review” articles in mainstream media and on the Web. Here at “A Dash” we try to add value, so we are not going to tread the same ground. Instead, let us offer a few ideas that seem to have been neglected. Looking for Causation Investors looking forward, as they […]

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