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Why Bother with Investment Theory?

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I like Warren Buffett--or at least his public persona and mythology--for a lot of reasons.  He makes a lot of money without much use for computers or technology, he claims to invest only in what he understands (e.g., insurance, candy, etc.), he treats people with respect (including his shareholders), and he says that his taxes are too low.  Buffett also agreed to give away 85% of this wealth to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation upon his death.  He could have built a monument to himself, but instead he concluded that his money would go further by giving it to Gates.  But my favor reason might be in the below ...
in December 2004 and January 2005 were devoted to the elaboration and evaluation of the model. The latest evaluation of this model appeared in a December 2008 special issue of Theory & Psychology . The Official Website on the Tree of Knowledge System claims that the ToK is ...a new unified theory of knowledge that maps the pieces of the scientific puzzle in a novel way that connects Quantum Mechanics to Sociological processes and everything in between into a coherent whole. The most novel aspect of the ToK is its visuo-spatial depiction of knowledge as consisting of four dimensions of complexity (Matter, Life, Mind, and Culture) ...
Is the Fed Happy with the Crappy Economy? « naked capitalism
Is the economics version of defining deviancy downward mean that the new normal of high unemployment and inadequate job growth is seen as acceptable by policymakers (at least those not up for re-election this November)? It’s one thing to recognize that we are working through a painful hangover after a private sector borrowing binge that produced a global financial crisis. It’s quite another to be complacent about bad conditions and steer clear of possible remedies. The Fed unfortunately has been widely lauded for its emergency responses during the crisis (a view I do not share, but we’ll put that aside for now) ... market research, surveys and trends
Matthew Yglesias » Fun With Disinflation
that we’ll shortly be in the negative range by at least some measures. And I wouldn’t personally get too excited about the significance of the number zero in this context. The point is that inflation has been running below the Fed’s target rate for a while now so what we ought to be doing is running above the target rate for a while until we catch-up with where the price level ought to be. Instead, things are moving in the other direction. Meanwhile, the White House is meekly giving up on any kind of non-trivial fiscal stimulus. So it really does all rest with the Federal Reserve now. I know that many people ... market research, surveys and trends


Why Bother With Bonds? | The Big Picture
entitled “Bonds: Why Bother?” The publisher of the journal, Jim Wiandt, has graciously allowed me to review it for you prior to it actually being sent out. The entire article will be available when the Journal of Indexes goes to print in late April, at . Qualified financial professionals can also get a free subscription there to pick up the print copy. There is some very interesting research at the website. But let’s look at a small portion of the essay. I am reducing 17 pages down to a few, so there is a lot more meat than I can cover here, but I will try and hit a few things that ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Why Bother With Bonds? | John Mauldin |
Investors, we are told, demand a risk premium for investing in stocks rather than bonds. Without that extra return, why invest in risky stocks if you can get guaranteed returns in bonds? This week we look at a brilliantly done paper examining whether or not investors have gotten better returns from stocks over the really long run and not just the last ten years, when stocks have wandered in the wilderness. This will not sit well with the buy and hope crowd, but the data is what the data is. Then we look at how bulls are spinning bad news into good and, if we have time, look at how you should analyze GDP ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Putting the physical back in the physical exam
“What do you notice about this patient?” Abraham Verghese, MD, asks the four trainees as he nudges them closer to the bed. The patient, a 44-year-old woman, smoothes her blondish hair and adjusts her hospital gown to cover herself. Well, her sclera [whites of her eyes] look a bit yellow, one volunteers. Verghese, a professor of medicine, nods. He gently picks up the patient’s hand and points to her palm and how it bears a curious pattern — islands of intense redness on a background of pale white skin. “That’s palmar erythema,” he says. He leads the student to feel a distinct raised and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"/"The List"/"2Shy"
Heart attack. Car accident. Heart attack. Car accident. Lung cancer. Bowel cancer. Stomach cancer. Heart attack. Going out for cigarettes at 3 am, crossing the street when a drunk driver makes an illegal left and the impact pulverizes legs, spine, internals just a mass of pudding. Lung cancer. Shingling a roof in August, Six Flags T-shirt with a hole in the left armpit, sweating, headache, pulling back a broken square and reaching for the glue and there's a hole through the rafters and wasps swarm out, stinging thighs, neck, armpit, waving them away, not watching, over the side and the drop to the lawn isn't long ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The New Theory of Foreign Direct Investment: Merging micro-level ...
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Sep 6, 2007 ... contract were for a modest amount of money, you probably would not bother with a cat ... Investment Theory: price, value, portfolio management. ... alternative investments, of which cat bonds are turning out to be ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investment Fables: Preface
Fable: A brief fictitious story embodying a moral and using persons, animals or inanimate objects as characters; A falsehood or lie (Webster�s Dictionary)             As investors, you have all been on the receiving end of sales pitches from brokers, friends and investment advisors about stocks that they claim will deliver spectacular returns. These stories not only sound persuasive and reasonable but are also backed up by evidence - anecdotal, in some cases, and statistical, in others - that the strategies work. When you try to implement them for your investments, though, ...
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Is the 'big bang' theory just hokum? | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn
The ‘big bang’ theory – usually associated with Stephen Hawking - centres around the hypothesis that the universe was once compacted c.13-15 billion years ago and exploded from a cosmological singularity. As yet, this theory hasn’t been satisfactorily; scientifically proven and yet appears to have been generally accepted by academia and the general public. The main basis for acceptance of the theory is that we can observe the universe is expanding with galaxies moving away from each other. Is the theory just hokum – an akums razor approach (the simplest explanation is usually correct) to ...