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Wade Slome, CFA CFP is President and Founder of Sidoxia Capital Management and shares his investing insights at
April 19, 2014
Rigged Stock Market: Should the Fears Be Taken Seriously?
The shortcomings of HFT trading do not mean the market is “rigged.”
April 07, 2014
Passive vs. Active Investing: Darts, Monkeys, & Pros
We take a look at the debate of active management (hands-on) versus passive management (hands-off) approaches to investing.
March 22, 2014
Here’s How Investing, Housing, and Speculating Intersect
The principles behind buying a house, if applied to stocks, can make you a superior investor and assist you in avoiding speculative investments.
March 16, 2014
Active Trading: Speculative Animal Spirits on the Rise
Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” One thing is for sure: day traders have a habit of losing.
March 03, 2014
Retirement Epidemic: Poison Now or Later?
We live in an instant gratification society, and it comes as no surprise that Americans spend more time planning for vacation than they do on retirement.
March 02, 2014
NASDAQ and the R&D-Tech Revolution
Compared to the “bubble” days of the nineties, today’s discussions more rationally revolve around profits, cash flows, and valuations.
February 08, 2014
Stock Market: Goldilocks Meets the Fragile Five and the Three Bears
The porridge for stock market investors was hot in 2013, while the porridge for bond investors was too cold.
February 02, 2014
Financial Markets: Turbulence or Nosedive?
At the center of the storm is a collapsing Argentinean peso and a perceived slowing in China. Is this a mini-panic or true crisis?
January 20, 2014
The Ski Slope Market: What’s Next in 2014?
Skiing -- or snowboarding -- is a lot like investing in the stock market: a bumpy ride.
January 19, 2014
Controlling the Investment Lizard Brain
Investing is challenging enough without bringing emotions into the equation. Unfortunately, humans are emotional.
December 29, 2013
Stock Market 2014: Here Comes the Dumb Money
As we head into 2014, at historically reasonable price-earnings valuations, new risk is about the arrival of “dumb money.”
December 26, 2013
Bernanke: Santa Claus or The Grinch?
Will this Santa Claus rally prance into 2014, or will the Grinch use the taper as an excuse to steal this multi-year bull market gift away?
December 14, 2013
Stock Market: Can Good News Be Good News?
Bad news can be good news for stock prices, and good news can be bad for stock prices.
December 08, 2013
Investors Feast While Bears Get Cooked
Focusing only on the negatives and ignoring the positives may result in your investment portfolio getting cooked -- just like the poor Thanksgiving turkey.
November 17, 2013
To Taper or Not to Taper: That Is the Question
Wade Slome discusses watching Bernanke decide whether to taper or not to taper the $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.
November 11, 2013
Here’s How the Market Avoided a Bloody October
October has historically been viewed as a bloody period in the stock market. However, bears and skeptics were rudely surprised last month.
October 21, 2013
Don’t Put a Nail in the Emerging Market Coffin Just Yet
While emerging markets are quite unpredictable, a truly diversified portfolio needs a healthy dosage of this international exposure.
October 15, 2013
Take Me Out to the Stock Game
Major League Baseball playoffs just started, and the struggling U.S. economy is also trying to score some more wins to make the postseason, as well.
September 21, 2013
How Will the Fed’s Taper Actually Affect the Economy?
Despite all the negative perceptions surrounding the Fed’s pending tapering, reality dictates the impact from QE’s wind-down will likely to be more muted than anticipated.
August 17, 2013
3 Reasons Why Political Gridlock Isn’t All That Bad
When it comes to our nation’s finances, gridlock may not be optimal, but a stalemate is not always the worst outcome either.
July 29, 2013
Confessions of a Bond Hater
When the word 'duration' is uttered in relation to bonds, the conversation is usually accompanied by a blank stare.
July 01, 2013
Taper Talk: Fed Fatigue Has Set In
Rather than wasting your time listening to speculative blathering about direction of Fed monetary policy, why not focus on finding solid investment ideas and putting a long-term investment plan in place.
June 24, 2013
Are U.S. Small-Caps the New Global Big Dog?
With the emerging market currencies and financial markets under attack; Japan’s Nikkei index collapsing in the last three weeks; and the U.S. Federal Reserve hinting about its disciplinarian tapering of $85 billion in monthly QE3 bond purchases, one would expect higher beta small cap stocks to get hammered in this type of environment. Before benchmarking […]
June 15, 2013
Are We Headed for a 1994 Bond Repeat or 2013 Stock Defeat?
For the sake of optimistic bond speculators, I hope Ben Bernanke knows the Heimlich maneuver.
May 21, 2013
Don’t Be Fooled By Short-Term Economic Fixes
Unsustainable monetary and fiscal stimulus may lead to a free lunch now, but if investors overstay their welcome, the speculators will be left paying the hefty tab.
May 18, 2013
Stock Market Trickery: The Gap Between Growth and Value
Fluctuating price and earnings trends over a company’s life cycle frequently create confusion surrounding the proper categorization of a stock as growth or value.
May 06, 2013
Is It Time To Be a Brave Investor?
It’s perfectly fine to remain in tune with current events, but shuffling around your life’s savings based on this information is a foolish plan.
May 04, 2013
Here’s Why Equities Now Look Delicious to Central Banks
Central banks around the globe are choking on low-yielding bonds, and as a result are now expanding their investment menu beyond treasuries into equities.
April 27, 2013
Do These Big Deals Signal Growing M&A Buzz?
The existence of a few recent giant transactions could be a leading indicator for more M&A activity in the coming quarters.
December 11, 2011
European Central Bank Demonstrates Willingness to Assist Euro Zone Crisis
Here's the latest analysis from Wade Slome...