360 Insights

  • Elections and Volatility

    Midterm elections occur next Tuesday, and there is plenty of discussion on how the outcome may affect stock prices. But what does the data tell us from previous elections? Also, volatility, whether due to elections or not, is a common measure of risk. But is the “VIX” the best way to analyze it? Election Insights...

  • The Butterfly Effect

    Chaos Theory is a branch of mathematics that focuses on the behavior of complex, dynamic systems such as the weather, fluid mechanics and financial markets. A popular expression from this theory tells of a butterfly that flaps its wings in China and causes a hurricane in Texas. What could be the butterfly in today’s markets?...

  • It’s Baaaaaack….

    The past few months have seen a consistent reduction of risks in the US stock market. That has changed over the past week, and volatility is back with a vengeance today. The Dow Jones fell 823 points, the 3rd largest point decline in history. The two largest declines occurred in February.   Risks have once again...

  • What do you See?

    Confirmation bias is one of the most prevalent mistakes investors make in the market. They are bullish or bearish, likely for the wrong reasons. In reality a better approach is to not be bullish nor bearish, which will allow for a more well rounded investment analysis and decision making. We provide compelling reasons to be...

  • Jumping off the Bridge

    “If your friends were jumping off a bridge, would you jump too?” We have all heard that saying at some point in our lives. We might jump, if it was into the refreshing waters of Barton Springs, but would answer a resounding “no” if it meant jumping off the Pennybacker Bridge. Such is the concept...

  • Investment Nirvana

    The S&P 500 has broken out and hit a new all time high as we will allocate any remaining cash so that we may participate in the renewed bull trend. Also, we continue our discussion on the theme of over-diversification. It is a real thing, and many investors have seen how real it is in...