Beta the Measure of Volatitlity

Beat Your Beta- the Measure of Volatility

Beta is a mathematical construct deeply embedded in academic models of stock valuation.  It's inherently flawed and investors should understand it. Simply put, the concept of beta makes perfect…


Review your returns

Even a 5th Grader Reviews His Returns

Even a 5th grader reviews his work.  You would be surprised at how many smart men and women who command complete respect at their jobs, have years of professional training like doctors and…


Its percentages not dollars

It's Percentages that Count, Not Dollars

This seems too obvious but how many times have you heard people sit around and talk about how a stock went up $10 today or $20 and it was only a half percent. $20 on Amazon is not even 1/2 percent…


Investors Scramble for Yield as Growth Outlook Darkens

A recent article in the Wall St Journal  and the accompaning picture stood out like a sore thumb.  While investors are wrestling with historic low yields on government and corporate bonds,…


Be Patient- Wait for the Opportunity

 Be Patient – Wait For The Opportunity Warren Buffett is fond of comparing investing to baseball. “You don’t have just three strikes to get on base.  You can wait for that fat pitch..” Warren…


Do your own research

Trade on Your Own Ideas- Don't Chase Hot Tips

    Successful investing requires conviction. Even the best ideas rarely work immediately. Avoid hot tips and rumors. That's a sure way to lose money. If you hear information or a stock…


Stock Market Performance by President

S&P 500 Performance by President | MacroTrends

Impeachment,Democrats, Republicans- how will it all play out in the markets?  This app by MacroTrends shows you what happened in the past. “History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark…


When the Going gets Touch, I Like to Revisit the Classics

I looked back and reviewed my notes on one of the all-time investing classics, One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch. Nobody managing money, not even Warren Buffett in his heyday, had a better track…