Dancing with the Trend

Minimizing Future Regret

by Greg Morris

How many times have you bought something spontaneously, then after you got home regretted the decision?  Most spontaneous decisions are based totally upon the emotion at the moment; a snap decision based upon a quick and often faulty evaluation.  Examples might be: the big television you bought for the bedroom that won’t fit in your wife’s heirloom armoire or a fabulous air compressor for the garage that uses 220v and your garage isn’t wired for 220v.  These decisions were not analytical or adequately evaluated.  These emotionally driven purchases caused you to Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

Technical Analysis Boot Camp

by Greg Morris

At some point in my life I came to the conclusion that military boot camp accomplishes something that would be truly useful for investors, in particular, technical analysts.  Boot camp, officer candidate school, etc. are all designed to accomplish a few things.  One is to weed out those who cannot meet the preset standards.  Another, and the one I’m really writing about, is to remove preconceived ideas and beliefs and then build you back up with a fresh look at things.  The following story is true.  I say that because old fighter pilots have a huge tendency to Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

Secular Bears

by Greg Morris

Secular Bulls and Secular Bears is terminology that I don’t ever recall hearing more than 15-20 years ago.  Now I see the term bandied about all of the time and often it is different in a number of ways.  For full disclosure, my entire education on secular markets comes from Ed Easterling.  Ed wrote two wonderful books that I strongly recommend – “Unexpected Returns” and “Probable Outcomes.”  Ed also maintains a website that is loaded with great articles and charts (even though they are not SharpCharts) at http://www.crestmontresearch.com.  Secular is one of Read More