With Lending Tight, It's Time to Buy the Lenders: Searching for Alpha, June 2010
Let's face it - borrowing money is tough. Small and medium size businesses are paying more interest, and face much stricter underwriting guidelines, than at any time in the last twenty years.
Will the Rally Continue? IA Searching for Alpha: April 2010
Stocks extended their impressive run from last year
Disappointment, Not Disaster: Searching for Alpha, February 2010
There is nothing worse than a trading day that starts with the promise of big gains but instead results in a sell-off.
Whither the Markets? The Devil Is in the Entrails: Searching for Alpha, November 2009
Discerning the likely direction of the markets today is like reading a cleverly written mystery novel. In both cases a macro focus is essential, but the devil is in the details.
Reviewing the Reviewer: Searching for Alpha, July 2009
The biggest risk to equities may well be the attractive return offered by bonds.
Mixed Messages on Earnings and Consumer Health
What's the most likely direction of the markets in the next thirty days? As my family and I prepare for our departure on June 6th for an extended family trip
Who Caught the Rally?: Searching for Alpha, May 2009
The huge equity gains in April were a welcome respite from recent volatility.
A Guarded Return to Risk Taking: Searching for Alpha, April 2009
With current rates extremely low, the pain of holding cash at zero yield may be enough to convince investors to take a chance with some of the more battered asset classes.
More Barometric Folly: Searching for Alpha, February 2009
With the first month of the year showing horrendous losses for nearly every size and valuation segment of the market, the bear growl of the so-called "January Barometer" can hardly be contained.
Currency Valuations on the Wane: Searching for Alpha, January 2009
In this treacherous environment, one asset class seems to be the target of central banks - currencies.