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ContraryInvestor

ContraryInvestor

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Contrary Investor is written, edited and published by a very small group of "real world" institutional buy-side portfolio managers and analysts with, at minimum, 20 years of individual Street experience. Our credentials include CFA, CPA and CFP, as well as the obligatory MBAs in Finance. We are all either partners or employees of institutions with at least $1 billion under management.

  • Welcome To The Real Word

    Published 01 November 2005 | viewed 10,224 times

    "Welcome To The Real World", She Said To Me Condescendingly. Take A Seat...For some time now in the subscriber portion of our site we have…

  • We're Awash In Liquidity (Aren't We?)

    Published 01 October 2005 | viewed 7,886 times

    Less Room To Consume? ...We're going to find out. As you know, one of the common phrases or characterizations of the broader economic and financial…

  • That's The Way Love Goes

    Published 01 September 2005 | viewed 7,813 times

    I've Been Throwin' Horse Shoes Over My Left Shoulder ...As you might know, we cover the international capital flow statistics on a pretty darn regular…

  • "Real" Nervous Indigestion

    Published 01 August 2005 | viewed 7,318 times

    Hey Fella With The Million Smackers, And Nervous Indigestion. Rich Fella Eatin' Milk And Crackers, I'll Ask You One Question...As was completely expected, fully discounted…

  • The Ultimate Squeeze Play?

    Published 01 July 2005 | viewed 7,768 times

    Survey Says...It's no huge secret that the US Treasury yield curve has been flattening for some time now. And it's not like we haven't lived…

  • Cycle Paths

    Published 02 June 2005 | viewed 6,326 times

    Cycle Paths...As we've mentioned a few times in the past, we believe there is one question that is the key to understanding and successfully navigating…

  • Of Mountains And Molehills

    Published 02 May 2005 | viewed 7,295 times

    Listening To The Hi-Fi...In the subscriber portion of our site, a while back we penned a discussion regarding the financial stocks as being the current…

  • Seconds Anyone?

    Published 01 April 2005 | viewed 7,023 times

    Seconds Anyone?...The folks at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) have done us a big favor. For the first time ever, they recently released a…

  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Published 01 March 2005 | viewed 15,750 times

    Members reported that the prices they pay increased in December for the 33rd consecutive month, with a slightly faster rate of increase than in November.…

  • Simple Multiplication - The Real Problem Behind The US Trade Deficit?

    Published 01 February 2005 | viewed 9,741 times

    Spread Em'...There are some "behind the scenes" trends in latest US trade deficit numbers that we believe are worthy of discussion. Remember, all we're after…

  • ROC And Rollover?

    Published 02 January 2005 | viewed 3,548 times

    Are Ya' Feelin' Lucky, Punk?...At this point you know that Consumer Confidence rebounded quite smartly with the December reading. It's probably really no huge surprise…

  • The Containment Area

    Published 01 December 2004 | viewed 3,486 times

    Wishing Wells...As you know, according to the Fed, inflationary pressures remain "well contained". According to many a Street strategist and many of the favored blue…

  • The Moment Of Truth For Productivity?

    Published 01 November 2004 | viewed 3,446 times

    The Moment Of Truth For Productivity?...Although there may be some type of dramatic acceleration ahead for all we know, headline productivity growth has been slowing…

  • The Outer Limits?

    Published 02 October 2004 | viewed 3,437 times

    "There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder,…

  • Over A Barrel?

    Published 01 September 2004 | viewed 3,354 times

    The Recovery Room...Well, we all know by now that 2Q 2004 GDP has registered a 2.8% growth rate. At least that's the latest read. Quite…

  • Different Bubble, Different Outcome?

    Published 01 August 2004 | viewed 4,326 times

    The Inverse Of Multiplication...In case you've forgotten grade school math, that's division. Well, there's certainly no question that there's one thing that has multiplied like…

  • Enough Rope?

    Published 02 July 2004 | viewed 4,309 times

    Enough Rope?...So, the Fed has gone and done it. Rate hike numero uno is now under their and our collective belts. As you know, the…

  • Either Betting With The House, Or Against It

    Published 02 June 2004 | viewed 3,827 times

    Either Betting With The House, Or Against It...Basically it's your choice, especially as it applies to the economy and financial markets ahead. As you know,…

  • The Character Of Slack

    Published 01 May 2004 | viewed 3,064 times

    The Character Of Slack...To suggest that the financial markets have been on heightened alert recently in terms of anticipating potential forward movement in the Fed…

  • Home Is The Heart (Of The Matter)

    Published 02 April 2004 | viewed 4,572 times

    Home Is The Heart (Of The Matter)...The Fed Flow of Funds report for the period ended 4Q 2003 hit the Street a number of weeks…