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..
The following is the second and final part of our two part post on inflation. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War The above quote from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War carries quite profound implications, not..
The following is the first in a two part post. I’ve always been a fan of a good mystery, which perhaps explains my fascination with today’s inflationary environment (so much so that I’ve dedicated my first two posts to the subject). It strikes me as odd, that – just sticking with the Federal Reserve (Fed)..