Weekly Comment- May 17, 2022

May 16, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Being Better “There are no bad mistakes if we learn from them.” After investing and trading in financial markets for nearly 34 years I can certainly attest to my share of mistakes. I can also attest to not being the quickest learner too. The activity...
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Weekly Comment- May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
A Happy Ending It is important that I begin this comment with a compliment to you all. The swings in stock and bond markets have been quite unsettling. This BEAR market has been much more typical in how it has unfolded as compared to 2020. In March 2020...
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Weekly Comment- May 6, 2022

May 06, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
How Does It Stop? Have you ever wondered how small/medium sized hedge funds try to gain an edge in the financial markets? If they are not large enough to pay for their own in-house research they have to go out and buy it. Of course they get the research...
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Weeky Comment- April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Are Interest Rates Going To Continue to Rise? Are interest rates going to continue to rise? This has been a popular question during my conversations the past few weeks. Before we investigate it further I think it is important to understand that it is...
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Weeky Comment- April 12, 2022

April 12, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
The Toughest Economic and Earnings Comparisons in Recent History This is one of the most difficult comments I have ever attempted to write. Last week I wrote a pseudo-introduction to what I hope to cover in the following text. (I reached out to Megan...
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Weekly Comment- April 6, 2022

April 06, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Do They Mean What They Say? Have you ever found yourself reading an article that is quoting someone of importance and influence where the writer seems to ignore what they are quoting and decides to interpret their words according to narrative? You might...
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Weekly Comment- March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
The Butterfly Effect: Interest Rates “Brad’s day had taken a turn for the worse. Actually this entire week had not gone well. Work was stressful and there appeared to be no breaks coming up soon. His family life was becoming the proverbial shrinking image...
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Weekly Comment- March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Emotions of Money As a long-serving investment advisor I have witnessed almost every imaginable relationship a person can have with money. I have seen both healthy and unhealthy relationships and how they can impact people’s lives. Money/currency/wealth...
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Weekly Comment- March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
Systemic Stress A quick recap. Serious amounts of volatility this past week. Stock markets bounced at MEDIUM term support. Oil and Gold became overbought, corrected and bounce again. Bond yields went back up into the middle of their ranges. Investors...
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Weekly Comment- March 4th, 2022

March 03, 2022 |Nick Foglietta
LATE in the Economic Cycle “Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement” – Daniel Kahneman. The book referenced above is a worth read and speaks to the detrimental effects of “noise” or circumstances in many fields. Taking the quote to an application in the investment...
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