A Case for Dumb Beta

Smart beta is all the rage, but do you want to invest with the crowd?

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The Economics of Classic Cars

Cars have always been considered a bad investment and you will always lose money on buying a new car. So why might investors flock to cars to make a long term profit?

Financial Analysis of the Balance Sheet (Part II)

In my previous article, I teased you with two items from the balance sheet and how to interpret them (darn 1200-word limit).  It’s okay though because I am back to teach more about the balance sheet and how to interpret it (I know, such a relief).  Well, no words to waste today, only stick around…

Why Textbooks are so Expensive and How They’re Getting Cheaper

Since 1978, textbook prices have gone up by 812%. That’s double the cost increase of new homes. From 2003 to 2013 alone, these prices have gone up 82% which was twice the rate of inflation over that period. The only college-related expense that rose quicker during that time was, unfortunately, college tuition. Why is college…

Financial Analysis of the Balance Sheet (Part 1)

If you are like me, then doing your own proprietary research to formulate your own ideas sounds fun to you.  If that sounds as far away from the real you as can be, then you’re probably similar to the majority of humans on this planet (must be nice).  However, being different from the majority definitely…

Technical Analysis: Aroon Indicator

There are few scarier times in life than the moment you break away from societal norms to become your own person.  Whether it is voicing your opinion to a group full of people who strongly disagree or it’s pursuing an idea that nobody else believes in.  Doing these types of things are, in my humble opinion,…

​Technical Analysis: Bollinger Bands

There are twin brothers in the equity investment world.  One is the well-respected brother that has always succeeded when he puts his mind to things, and of course, his name is Chad.  He got into an Ivy League school because of a perfect GPA in high school. He wants to become a neurosurgeon and cure…

The Fuel of Capitalism

“Money-hungry, strung-out, financial-savages” These are usually the thoughts of the average investor when describing the qualities of investment banking and bankers. Quite honestly, before I was exposed to the vast world of finance and economics, I too would describe investment banking in such a low regard. I would watch movies such as The Wolf of…