Behavioral Finance

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Market Bottoms Consume You

Calling for a market bottom is the new rage. But, truth be told, what feels cool is often a very dangerous thing to do...
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Investors: Beware The Certainty Trap

Data availability is something of a double-edged sword in today’s financial markets. On the one hand, we now have a nearly unlimited supply of...
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The Art Of Trading And The Illusion Of Control

I’ve written and said many times before that simplicity is a good thing—if you have a trading methodology that is overly complex, there’s a...
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Top Trading Links: Some BadAss Investing Research

As market volatility picks up, it’s become increasingly clear to all of us that our mind plays tricks on itself. It’s a major reason...
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Why Great Companies Don’t Always Make Great Stocks

If you guys follow me on Twitter and StockTwits, then you know I’ve been working on what I call my Detrick Daily Scorecard. It...
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Making Sense Of Recent Market Sentiment Polls And Data

Even as U.S. stocks are coming under renewed pressure, there is a battle brewing between newsletter writers and mom-and-pop investors. They are on different...
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Top Trading Links: Killer Research And Making Progress

What is progress? Progress in education is when you look back and you see things differently. As George Bernard Shaw said “Progress is impossible...
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Investor Sentiment: Why A Market Correction May Be Slipping Away

I continue to be amazed at how quickly the masses panic. Just two weeks ago all the rage was Greece is imploding, the Chinese...
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The Momentum Factor: Why Momentum Investing Works

In a recent Q&A with Patrick O’Shaughnessy, I said the following when asked about the momentum factor (re: momentum investing): I’m a huge fan of...
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Professional Trading Insights: When Everything Goes Wrong

Regardless of your investing or trading strategy, prowess or experience, there will be times when everything (and I mean “everything”) goes wrong. I share...

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