Posts tagged 'Contrary Indicators'

Death of the contrarian

It has been a year to jump on a bandwagon sailing with the wind at the heart of the pack. Momentum, baby.

Let Citi paint you a picture: Read more

Contarian indicators

Thanks to reader Grumpy for mentioning this in the Long Room.

Remember this, from 2007? Read more

Selling love and buying panic

If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing [and buy stocks]
When you’re feeling in the dumps, don’t be silly, chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle [and buy stocks], that’s the thing

– By Eric Idle Read more

A bearish bullish indicator

The next time you’re out with friends who don’t work in finance, try explaining to them how an indicator pointing to equity armageddon can be a sign of wonderful things to come…

Maybe buy them a few drinks first though. Read more

Contrary indicators, US regulator edition

Investigators have put the entirety of Wall Street on the naughty step over subprime securities in recent days — and tough financial reform is zipping through the Senate.

But fear not, banks — everything will be fine. Read more