Antonio Samson
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How things look
by Antonio Samson - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
“Optics” refers to how things may look and how they influence perceptions. It is a serious area of study for social insight and even marketing.
Business news and the market
by Antonio Samson - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s not just local business news that affects the economy in general and the PSE in particular. What the Fed is doing with interest rates and its effect on the NYSE, what the turbulence in the Middle East...
Taking finances personally
by Antonio Samson - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
A country, or its government, can be criticized by economists for being too frugal and not spending all its budget to grow the economy, create jobs, and increase capital investment.
The economics of spilled milk
by Antonio Samson - November 20, 2023 - 12:00am
“Don’t cry over spilled milk” is an adage we remember.
Investor relations
by Antonio Samson - June 19, 2023 - 12:00am
A recently created unit (usually just one person) in listed companies is tasked with providing a basis for investor confidence in the company. Investor Relations (IR) is usually available to explain big movements...
Risk and safety
by Antonio Samson - April 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Is balancing the risk in your investment portfolio like a dim sum meal?
In the mood for love
by Antonio Samson - February 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Since today is the eve of that feast for the hearts, we need to explore the emotional aspects of investments.
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,...
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