Image source: pixabay For this post, I’d like to offer a few “Disintegrated Thoughts” on some things I’ve been thinking about in the investment markets. These include: The ECB and volatility deleveraging Business building and ignoring valuations Sticking up for “speculation” Notes from the judo mat A spontaneously “live” ECB meeting and volatility deleveraging..
Source: Wikipedia. Engraving depicting the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, built by Hendrik de Keyser c. 1612 by Claes Jansz. Visscher Central bankers catch a lot of flak these days. To be sure, much of it is deserved in my opinion. However, there are two dominant trends in the market place – increasing allocations towards passive..
S&P 500 Index chart by TradingView As faithful Integrating Investors may know, my purpose for creating this blog is to further develop and refine my investment process. Recently, I’ve been giving some thought to incorporating technical analysis into my framework. Being open-minded, I should technically be willing to consider any technique that could provide..
Source: Wikipedia I recently finished reading Edwin Lefèvre’s classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, marking my second time through the book. I first picked it up nine years ago on the recommendation of a former coworker who was a flow trader. A burgeoning credit analyst at a bulge bracket investment bank at the time, I..
Image by Peter Selbach sourced from pixabay The following is Part 2 in a two part series. Part 1 of this series discussed my view of what volatility is and how it impacts investing. Here in Part 2, I present my read of the current volatility landscape and examine what it might mean for..
Image by Kira Hoffmann on pixabay The following is Part 1 in a two part series. If there were a Word of the Year award in finance it most certainly would go to volatility. It seems like nearly every article you read makes some reference to it. Is volatility gone for good or is..
Source: pixabay I’ve been suffering from a bout of writers block lately. I simply don’t have much to say with respect to how I’m thinking about the investment markets. This has been a little anxiety producing for me given that The Integrating Investor is still young and building an audience (many thanks to all..
Source: pixabay The investing world is full of colorful people and experiences. You never know who you’re going to meet and what you can learn from it. Take, for example, one of my more bizarre job interviews from earlier in my career. I’ll spare the reader the details, but it was for a startup..
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1920–1926, Musée de l’Orangerie Source: Wikipedia Investing is often referred to as an art form. Models, charts, and regressions can only get you so far. We are constantly pummeled with an endless stream of data, some of which is important information and some of which is worthless noise. Drawing order..
Source: pixabay If one is to believe what he or she reads in the financial press, then one thing seems certain: the markets are about to melt! The problem is, that depending on the day, the source, and perhaps even the lunar cycle, it’s not clear whether the markets are about to melt up..