Author: Steve Selengut

Are Investors A Product Of A Media Driven Culture

Are Investors A Product Of A Media Driven Culture

Fascinating, isn’t it, this stock market of ours, with its unpredictability, promise, and unscripted daily drama. But individual investors are even more interesting. We’ve become the product of a media driven culture that must...

Harnessing Stock Market Volatility To Your Advantage

Harnessing Stock Market Volatility To Your Advantage

If you were to Google “Stock Market Volatility”, you would find a wide range of observations, conversations, reports, analyses, recipes, critiques, predictions, alarms, and causal confusion. Books have been written; indices and measuring tools...

Bargain Stock Monitor At Ten Month High-Excited?

Bargain Stock Monitor At Ten Month High-Excited?

The “Bargain Stock Monitor” is one of three market statistics used as performance expectation analyzers for portfolios that are designed and managed using the Market Cycle Investment Management (MCIM) methodology. It is derived from...

The Regulated States of America – A True Story

The Regulated States of America – A True Story

George Washington Taxpayer owns 10 acres of land, four miles from the South Carolina coast, just a driver or two from the renowned Kiawah Golf Resort. Recent assessments (even in this dismal housing market)...

Five Filters For More Effective Stock Selection

Five Filters For More Effective Stock Selection

How much financial bloodshed is necessary before we realize that there is no safe and easy shortcut to investment success? When do we learn that most of our mistakes involve our very own greed,...

The Tools And Rules Of Stock Selection

The Tools And Rules Of Stock Selection

At least ten hands shoot into the air as the discussion turns to stock selection. The speaker smiles, responds to each, and observes: “You really need to know the depth of the water, its...

Beating the Dow Jones and The S & P 500 Bunkie?

Beating the Dow Jones and The S & P 500 Bunkie?

About a year ago this week, just before the one-year anniversary of this market rally, there were about 45 IGVSs priced 15% or more below their 52-week highs. The market seemed to be entering...

The Reality Of Financial Assets And Financial Markets Is Risk

The Reality Of Financial Assets And Financial Markets Is Risk

Most investors incorrectly think of “risk” as the possibility that the market value of a financial asset might fall below the amount that he or she has invested in the asset. OMG, how could...

The KISS* Principle – More Jobs, Fewer and Lower Taxes

The KISS* Principle – More Jobs, Fewer and Lower Taxes

Over the past 30 years Federal Tax receipts (Corporate, Personal, Estate, Excise, Gift, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, et al) have averaged less than 20% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Read that again, and don’t...