Fat Lady Not Singing…Yet

  Many of us chart watchers keep constant vigil on the activity of different indicators, looking for signs that help us to make better investment, or disinvestment, decisions.  Some indicators are very arcane, the implications of which escape the understanding of many everyday savers.  For much of the last 2 years, analysts and investment advisors (yours truly included) have been justifiably … More Fat Lady Not Singing…Yet

The Fed and the VIX

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from the July 26-27 meeting.  The market was waiting on baited breath for something, anything to cause a ruckus.  The VIX Index, or Fear Index, was up 1.07 at one point, to 13.71.  After the release of the minutes though, it crumpled down to 12.19.  Most of you are … More The Fed and the VIX

Absolute Return – Absolutely

One of the principal challenges in managing investment strategies, or even quantitative strategies for that matter, is understanding why they can under perform.  This week, the market was struck by increased volatility in Gold and Silver prices, before and after improved labor data announced on today.   As volatile long bond and precious commodities can be, it is fascinating to see … More Absolute Return – Absolutely