Mike W

October’s Annual Stock Market Scare Fest

“If you’re after above average results over time, then you have to stop thinking and/or reacting like everyone else. Turn off the news, ignore the TV financial pundits, and focus instead on thinking differently than the crowd…” Well,...

Facts Are Good, Feelings Are Bad…Go Figure!

It’s hard to believe that we’re already staring down the barrel of the last 90 days of 2018. In fact, it’s stunning really how fast time is flying by. The Latest on Earnings... In short, they continue to...

How Humans Behave with Money

Like it or not, things are changing. And if investors aren’t careful they’ll miss this like they missed most of the opportunities in the 1980s and 1990s. Sure, I remember some terrible events back then – certainly enough...

Measuring the Mood of Money

As the incessant media chatter about impending ‘terrible events’ reaches deafening levels, have we gone deaf to the voices of common sense telling us a very different story? While there are far too many metrics to offer up...

“Lucy, You Got Some Explaining To Do…”

Last week showed once again that people who mistake October for the calendar’s "bad month" may have forgotten September’s history of choppy waters. With that in mind, the downbeat first week of the month is not really an...

Don’t Buy Into the Political Antics and Negotiation Tactics…

Sometimes it seems like the new definition of ‘Information Stream’ is to take any piece of data and make the immediate assumption that things will turn out badly. That’s particularly true amongst the financial market punditry, where well-oiled...

Meanwhile on the 3rd Rock from the Sun

There have been thousands of reasons to suggest the world as we know it is sure to end, including the simple reality that we are hurtling around in space on a rock, moving faster than a Tesla, and...

Just When You Were Starting to Feel Good Again

The summertime talk all around us about the advanced age of the current stock market bull is incessant. Though all that intelligent sounding "late stages" chatter from an endless stream of pundits rarely seems to offer any air...

Going Down…

Negative headline seemed oddly appealing, eh? Maybe it needs a picture of a lighthouse peering through a perilous-looking sky to darken the financial atmosphere a bit further… But it gets our attention – quickens the heart rate, raises...

The Disappearing Stock Market

There’s been lots of chatter in recent days about Tesla since Mr. Musk made the grave error of tweeting that he had a "fully funded" deal. Having been audited before, I sure hope he has that in writing...