January 30, 2007 - Many people have asked me what exactly is the long tail of investment strategies because that is what I advocate as the best and safest way to make huge gains in the stock market. I have started to update resources on our website, including some new pages soon that will contain … Continue reading The New Paradigm of Successful Investment Strategies will be Dominated by Right-Brain Thinking
January 28, 2007 - Most people when they read the above answer will think I'm crazy. In fact, I know a lot of people that told me they handed their money over to a firm after trying to manage their own portfolio and sustaining significant losses. But every person that had unsatisfactory results took the … Continue reading Significantly Improve Your Returns with Self-Reliance
January 25, 2007 - Well this week’s casual Friday Blog is not so much a blog about investing & martial arts as it is a blog about the investing & the film The Matrix. The Matrix is one of my favorite movies because besides the dialogue being so stellar, much of the Matrix is an … Continue reading The Flattening of the World Freely Offers the Red Pill to Investors, but Millions Still Choose to Believe Whatever they Want to Believe.
January 25, 2007 - Just two weeks ago, on January 7th, I wrote a blog called "10 Reasons Why Dollar Denominated Bonds Aren't as Safe as You Think". This afternoon, on the U.S. markets, MarketWatch reported a sell off of U.S. Treasury bonds. NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasurys closed under heavy pressure Thursday, as the … Continue reading Dollar Denominated Bonds Faltering
January 25, 2007 - This past week, I saw a professional newsletter that stated that there was almost nothing good to buy right now. That most major markets including leading emerging markets in China and India were overbought and that a buying opportunity would not present itself until there were major corrections. Though I mostly … Continue reading If You Don’t Own Gold Stocks, You Need To
January 23, 3007 - Just taking a contrarian position all the time doesn’t mean that you will be right. It takes a much deeper understanding that can be achieved by utilizing the proper information channels that are now available as the information world continues to flatten. Last year, Steve Forbes, publisher of the noted Forbes … Continue reading Building Wealth Requires More than Contrarian Investing & Simply Going Against the Flow
January 21, 2007 - Defined within the realm of the statistical Bell Curve, the long tail would reside in the skinny tail at the borders. The long tail, in regards to goods and services, refers to the evolution away from mainstream offerings towards more niche products and services. With the internet drastically reducing the costs … Continue reading 10 Reasons the Long Tail of Investing is the Only Way to Build Wealth
January 19, 2007 - I know that J.S. has blogged several times about Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous samurai ever. I’m going to write about him as well in this article to illustrate the difference between the typical mindset of an investor versus what it should be. I’m going to paraphrase a story I … Continue reading The Quickest Way to Get Rich is to Learn an Investment System & Manage Your Own Money
January 18, 2007 - Most financial consultants that work for a large global investment firm need about U.S. $50 million of assets under management to make a decent living in a metropolitan region. Using this as a benchmark, let’s break down what this figure means to you as a client. It’s highly unlikely that a … Continue reading A Great Independent Financial Consultant Can Be Worth More Than a Million Dollars – Literally.
January 16, 2007- This is Part III, the final segment of the reasons why the long tail of investing will make you far wealthier than any traditional strategy or analysis. How I Use the Long Tail of Investing to Predict Major Market Events with High Accuracy In a June/July newsletter, I posted this statement: “And … Continue reading Use the Long Tail of Investing to Predict Major Market Events with High Accuracy