Category Archives for Investing

Barry Ritholtz: How to Master Your Mind

I love Barry Ritholtz. I had the great fortune to meet and spend some time with him at the recent Agora Financial conference, and to get to know him a bit over dinner and drinks at the Vancouver Art Museum. He’s a very smart guy, CEO and Director of Equity Research at Fusion IQ (an… Continue reading

Holy Smokes Batman, $16 TRILLION?

One of the biggest promises I made to you when starting Kung Fu Finance was to tackle the job of demystifying finance for you, to the best of my ability. For an industry that prides itself on words like “credit default swaps”, “derivatives”, “inverse yield curves”, “gold-to-silver ratio”, “diminishing returns”, “ROI”, “Capex”, “P/E ratio”, “beta”,… Continue reading

Live from SF, It’s Saturday Night!

Wow, what a week! If you are wondering why this week’s QnA is coming to you on Saturday, rather than the usual Friday…it’s because I had a week like this one: (This. Week. Is. Insane.) But happily in a really, really good way! It’s transition week here at Kung Fu Finance central—the Kung… Continue reading

Adventures in Income…Peer-to-Peer Investing

Hello dear grasshopper! Wouldn’t it be nice if someone were to just reach their arm right out of your computer and drop a nice bag of gold coins on your lap? And nicer yet if they did so on a monthly basis, each and every month handing you more and more bits of silver or… Continue reading

QnA Friday: Kung Fu Superstar

It is great to be back home for a few weeks before my next adventure (that would be the upcoming Casey Conference in lovely Carlsbad, CA… I hope to see you there!).   🙂 You may have noticed a change in my posting schedule recently…I used to post faithfully every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and… Continue reading

QnA Friday: Kung Fu Superstar

It is great to be back home for a few weeks before my next adventure (that would be the upcoming Casey Conference in lovely Carlsbad, CA… I hope to see you there!).   🙂 You may have noticed a change in my posting schedule recently…I used to post faithfully every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and… Continue reading

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest batch of lies, excuse me, statistics, stating that the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis and over the last 12 months, the index increased only 1.4% before seasonal adjustment. (Here is a link to Continue reading

Welcome to the Hotel California

Happy Friday! I’ve spent much of my day today sorting out the next two weeks of my life…stay in Michigan, or head back to California? Originally we had planned to stay here in Michigan until the very end of August, but home is calling, I have much to do for you here at Kung Fu Continue reading

Talking Tech with Alex Daley

I’m writing you today from gorgeous Stowe, Vermont. What on earth am I doing in Vermont? Well…that’s a bit of a mystery for now, but I am excited to reveal the details to you soon! Since I’m in lovely Stowe, however, and since the Casey Research offices just happen to be here, too, I thought… Continue reading

Top Ten Takeaways from the Agora Financial Conference

I hope you enjoyed my notes from Doug’s talk! He is always insightful and entertaining—a great combination.   🙂 Rather than continually giving you the blow-by-blow details of each and every speaker who presented (which would be impossible…I would be at this for months!), today I want to give you something I hope you find… Continue reading