Category Archive for "Market Strategy" | John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Why LinkedIn Couldn’t Fail

Yesterday, shares of LinkedIn ("LNKD") went public. The company was initially priced at $45 a share and spiked up, ending the day at $94.24. While the popular media was amazed by this, many market-watchers had a "gut feeling" that LinkedIn's IPO could not fail. The major Wall Street investment banks are salivating at the upcoming ...

What I’m Reading

Launched in 2009,the NAAIM Wagner Award is designed to expand awareness of active investment management techniques and the results of active strategies through the solicitation and publication of research on active management. $10,000 is presented annually for the best paper submitted to the competition. “The 2007-2008 bear market, following on the heels of the 2000-2002 decline, led ...

Market Breakdown

(click to enlarge) Over the past few years, I have spent more time than I'd like to admit reading books on historical market patterns. One area that has become very clear to me, is that during cyclical bear markets, following chart patterns works very well. Many of today's legendary hedge fund managers started their careers during the ...

Stuck…

For the past few trading sessions, the US stock market has been stuck in a trading range. When trading ranges are "broken" markets tend to make a significant move to either the upside or downside. For now, it seems we are still stuck in a trading range as investors are waiting to see how the ...