Posts tagged Stocks and Bonds

YCharts Makes You Smarter

YCharts started out in the depths of the financial crisis.  They are based in Chicago, and have offices in New York City as well.  Shawn Carpenter has built a really good team and company culture. YCharts has the best research …






NASDAQ Shuts Down

Today while I was golfing, the NASDAQ ($NDAQ) decided to shut down.  A technical glitch they are calling it. These things happen.  They will continue to happen.  Trading rarely if ever shut down when it was strictly human. We just …






Want To Be As Successful As Peter Lynch? Emulate Him.

Peter Lynch is a fabled stock picker.  He ran Fidelity’s fund for years.  Today’s Barron’s had an article about websites that enable you to be more like Peter when picking stocks. One of the websites it highlighted was Ycharts.  Here …






The Summer Trade

The Fed meeting is this week.  Everyone is waiting to see what they will do.  Other than that, the only news is the continuing Obama scandals.  Because the mainstream media doesn’t report them, they don’t have the fire that they …






Analysts Want To Be Bearish

Perusing many of the articles in the financial blogosphere, it looks like a lot of analysts are starting to write some bearish posts.  I have seen posts on “Is the Stock Market Ahead of Itself?”, worries about the Strong Dollar, …






Fed’s Cheap Money and Company Manipulation Fueling Rally

People are asking about the stock market.  What’s fueling the rally?  How can we be going up when it seems like a lot of actual economic indicators are pointing down?  Is the US really in a recession? The market does …






Technical Analysis Reliance-It’s Not A Crystal Ball

The name of this blog is Points and Figures, and it’s actually a word play on technical analysis.  Many traders subscribe to technical analysis as if it’s some sort of religion.  They continually read the charts, and look at exotic …