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Several times I have referenced at 2015 interview with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos where he commented that algorithms could be written to manipulate/influence stock prices but “this of course would be illegal.” ...

Did Iran back down? Did brinkmanship win again? Only history will answer this question. Perhaps the only certainty to write is the media/blogosphere is filled with official sounding but completely unsubstantiated reports. ...

Welcome to 2020 and to a new decade. Many want to know the future but as all know change is the only constant. Based upon the massive ownership of several companies partially the result of passive investing and technology based trading, the vast...

Value trounced growth yesterday, partially the result of earnings. OK, growth has decimated value since at least 2008 and depending upon the source value is trading at the sharpest discount to growth since at least 2000. Some data points go as far back to...

The 8:30 headline describing September’s jobs data read “US Payrolls Miss Estimates as Wages Cool in Signs of a Significant Downshift.” The article stressed the nominal miss in both private sector and non-farm payroll gains ...

As widely accepted the markets are now dominated by algorithmic and technology based trading. The SEC has stated that over 90% of trading is the result of technology based trading, comprised of about 60% to 65% algorithmic and 25% to 30% indexing ...

Yesterday a SEC official warned that passive investing may pose a threat to investors as many may be complacent about the inherent risks involved.  Warren Buffet once quipped if one cannot withstand a 40%-45% loss, that person...