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Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • SP 500 Current Status and Year-End Projections

    Published 19 October 2009 | viewed 1,208 times

    If you have been following our staged re-risking recommendation, you would have fully reinvested any cash you raised from exiting equities prior to this year,…

  • Bond Funds Price Change vs Volatility

    Published 27 September 2009 | viewed 2,582 times

    September 21st, 2009 Stock volatility versus price change gets a lot of financial media attention, but bonds don't get so much. Bonds are an important…

  • Options Implied Stock Prices Forward 30 Days

    Published 25 August 2009 | viewed 3,658 times

    August 24th, 2009 Options traders provide one community of opinions worth considering when evaluating short-term prospects for stocks. While they as a group could be…

  • Rocky Balboa on Investing

    Published 28 July 2009 | viewed 3,235 times

    Rocky Balboa actually never talked about investing, but while preparing for a fight he said "It ain't how hard you can hit. It's how hard…

  • Trolling for High Quality Equity Income

    Published 14 July 2009 | viewed 3,003 times

    Equity income has the potential to grow. Bond income does not. Investors with an income orientation should have at least some level of equity income…

  • State Budget Gaps and Investment Implications

    Published 07 July 2009 | viewed 3,933 times

    July 5th, 2009 State budgets are a shambles. Sales taxes, corporate taxes, personal income taxes and other taxes are being raised all over the country.…

  • Filtered Equity Income Stock Prospects

    Published 17 June 2009 | viewed 2,443 times

    June 16th, 2009 We are increasingly asked about low risk individual stocks that may be suitable for an equity income allocation within a portfolio. This…

  • Quantitative Chart Comparisons: Key Categories

    Published 10 June 2009 | viewed 3,026 times

    This table presents 336 data points that quantitatively compare 12 attributes of the price charts for 28 key asset categories that may be found in…

  • SP 500 Trend and Reversal Prospects

    Published 26 May 2009 | viewed 4,680 times

    May 23rd, 2009 Here is the 200-day primary trend line of the S&P 500 showing its prolonged and continued downward movement (bear market condition) along…

  • The Insider Selling Question

    Published 05 May 2009 | viewed 3,641 times

    The ratio of share sales to share purchases by US insiders shot way into bear territory at the height of the stock market rally in…

  • Chart Trend Comparisons

    Published 28 April 2009 | viewed 4,740 times

    April 27th, 2009 We present three tables comparing the charts of investment funds based on several criteria that some investors may find useful when interpreting…

  • 6-Month Correlation Among iShares ETFs

    Published 22 April 2009 | viewed 3,586 times

    Owning multiple funds with close correlations is mostly wasted effort and potentially self-deception. Owning multiple funds with a significant correlation spread can be helpful in…

  • Difficult Times for Dividend Investors

    Published 07 April 2009 | viewed 4,219 times

    In theory, equity income investing creates a reasonably steady and growing income stream from stock investments -- a good chance of maintaining real purchasing power…

  • SP 500 Trends: 1980 - 2009

    Published 15 March 2009 | viewed 6,165 times

    March 13th, 2009 Since we are in an historic set of economic conditions, and we have experienced an historic recent decline in equity prices, it…

  • Plausible SP 500 Downside Target at 500

    Published 21 January 2009 | viewed 7,733 times

    We believe that the S&P 500 declining to the level of 500 is plausible before the current unpleasantness is over. That would put the index…

  • The Dividend Dilemma

    Published 15 January 2009 | viewed 3,892 times

    Obama said he will order the Treasury Department to limit dividends paid by commercial banks and investment banks that receive "exceptional assistance" from the government…

  • Oil Price Prediction Through Gold

    Published 11 January 2009 | viewed 6,213 times

    If you assume (and that is a uncertain assumption) that gold is fairly priced, and that oil is in search of its fair price, it…

  • Are Oil and US Dollar Inverse?

    Published 16 December 2008 | viewed 3,734 times

    Are oil and the US Dollar inverse to each other? No. At least not always. There are numerous articles out about "Dollar Up & Oil…

  • The State of State Muni's

    Published 08 December 2008 | viewed 4,096 times

    December 7th, 2008 Several of our clients have come to us this past week with questions and concerns about municipal bond funds. They are concerned…

  • Domestic and Global Funds Money Flows

    Published 02 December 2008 | viewed 3,946 times

    Mutual fund money flows, which are a good indicator of overall retail investor market views, have been strongly negative in recent months. Global and international…