Antonio Samson
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When the scenery changes
by Antonio Samson - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Today is the day for change.
Market sentiment
by Antonio Samson - February 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Every time the lockdown status improves in terms of increased mobility, the market reacts positively, though not in the medical sense of being infected.
Emotions and investments
by Antonio Samson - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Do emotions play a role in determining choices or the price one pays for assets like art works, stocks, talents, and companies?
Getting in the mood for investing
by Antonio Samson - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Investors “staying on the sidelines” is a common observation when the market has low volume and prices are moving sideways or drifting downwards.
The Bloomberg influence
by Antonio Samson - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
When looking for trends and explanations on equities, commodities, and currencies, many are guided by Bloomberg TV and their anchors whose qualification for the job include looking chic and perfectly cast as leads...
Nothing more than feelings
by Antonio Samson - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Can we get too emotional about investments and, therefore, lose much of our objectivity?
Some like it hot
by Antonio Samson - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Our title comes from a 1959 movie with Marilyn Monroe (hot) and Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemon.
Heard it through the grapevine
by Antonio Samson - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The eponymous song is from the late ’60s, part of the Motown sound of Gladys Knight and the Pips which laments hearing bad news from the grapevine of gossip. This one is about a heart broken by the news, involving...
Tightening the belt
by Antonio Samson - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The consumer is not swayed solely by minimizing costs and maximizing benefits.
Just fasten your seatbelts
by Antonio Samson - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Bumpy rides in planes, like a volatile stock market, do not always require bailing out or doing something unexpected (like screaming).
Emotional investment
by Antonio Samson - February 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Do ego and emotions play a role in determining investment or the price one pays for items, such as stocks, companies and art works?
Can we get back on the investor’s radar screen?
by Antonio Samson - November 21, 2016 - 12:00am
The cost of foreign travel for a CEO to raise awareness for a publicly listed company that has a big market cap can be commercially justified.
What can you do
by Antonio Samson - July 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Surely it must be irritating for the clear and uncontested winner of an election to get delegations of people flying to his city and making boring power-point presentations and urging him to move in certain directions,...
Explaining the numbers
by Antonio Samson - January 12, 2015 - 12:00am
An argument can be made that listed companies that pay attention to explaining their numbers and giving guidance on forecasted performance along with a context of management strategy and direction do better in terms...
Risk and reward
by Antonio Samson - September 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Investment approaches vary according to the risk one is willing to assume.
Hoping mechanism
by Antonio Samson - August 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Behavioral economics and its growing list of practitioners, including a Nobel prize winner like Daniel Kahneman, combine the disciplines of economics and psychology (what motivates us to buy or invest).
Meditations on idleness
by Antonio Samson - May 26, 2014 - 12:00am
The job or position, or the last one we held if we are now retired, is how we are introduced to strangers as guest speaker.
Blowing hot and cold
by Antonio Samson - October 28, 2013 - 12:00am
There’s a reason why in the past few weeks, and even longer, we have been a little more interested in foreign news carried by the cable channels, especially those dealing with the American economy and its politics,...
Portfolio management and fitness
by Antonio Samson - July 8, 2013 - 12:00am
I am surprised to bump into my financial adviser at the gym where she works as personal trainer.
Investible funds
by Antonio Samson - September 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Economics is subdivided into “macro” dealing with countries and economic zones (GDP, sovereign debt, national budgets, interest rates and money supply) and “micro” dealing with firms and what...
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