Tag Archives: GOOG

October 02

Line in the Sand for the S&P 500

By David Nelson, CFA Obviously yesterday was an uncomfortable one for the bulls. Whenever we get sell offs like this we all become chart gazers looking for levels of support. Where can we draw that line in the sand? For more than a year the 120 day has been a pretty good place to start. […]

May 01

Climbing the Wall – April 2014 Alpha Select Update

Alpha Select – April 2014 Update *Alpha Select – MTD (-0.11%) YTD +2.80% **S&P 500 – MTD +0.62% YTD +2.53% * Net of Fees ** Includes Dividends By David Nelson After starting off the month with a push to all-time highs markets quickly headed south and by mid-month were down close to 4%. Even confirmed […]

April 24

The C-Suite Conspiracy

By David Nelson Income inequality and the widening gap between the rich and poor has become a central theme that will likely dominate the political landscape as we head into the mid-term elections. Both sides of the aisle frame the debate differently and as you might expect there is a lot of finger pointing when […]

April 01

Climbing the Wall of Worry – Alpha Select Update for March 2014

By David Nelson, CFA Investors certainly climbed the Wall of Worry this month shrugging off a Russian invasion, China’s Debt Bubble and a Fed Head who stumbled in her debut performance before the press. Despite these concerns markets sit just shy of all-time highs. My post over the weekend, The Worm Has Turned talked about the […]

March 17

Russia / China – The Great Wall of Worry

By David Nelson, CFA Markets in the U.S. will likely face their biggest test this year over the next couple of months. There are two dynamics investors will be forced to confront as we head into spring. First of course is the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine with governments and investors trying to decipher Putin’s […]

March 13

Avoid the S&P Big 20!

David talks to CNBC hosts Brian & Mandy about today’s selloff. Then David & Brian duke it out over indexing vs. active management.

March 12

Active vs. Passive Investing – Time for Some Payback!

By David Nelson, CFA Since the dawn of index funds investors have grappled with the decision to place their hard earned money with portfolio managers or just buy the index. As money management styles fall in and out of favor, investors rushed from one fund to the next chasing the Holy Grail. Since most indexes […]

February 04

This Is Not 2008 – Al Jazeera America

David joins Al Jazeera America host Del Walters to discuss the recent sell-off in global markets.

November 04

Every Bull Market Feels Like a Bubble

During every Bull Market we see a parade of analysts, portfolio managers and talking heads trying to call the top. Screams that the market is a bubble and the end of the world is just around the corner are heard daily. If I look back over my career, I’m sure I’m guilty as well. The […]

October 11

Twitter – The Biotech Alternative

The launch of the Twitter (TWTR) IPO is still a month away but already bulls and bears are out in full force. It’s rare for me to comment on new issues but I’m making an exception believing this is truly a unique property. Before you start sending the hate Tweets and emails that make me […]