Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More on Guns or Butter?



Paul Anthony Samuelson was an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His textbook Economics – ISBN- 0-07-0 092863-0 has become a classic in which he states in a chapter – Central Problems Of Every Economic Society - that a nation has to choose between two options when spending its finite resources. It may buy either guns (invest in defense / military) or butter (invest in production of goods), or a combination of both.

United States president Lyndon B. Johnson used the phrase to catch the attention of the national media while reporting on the state of national defense and the economy. Another use of the phrase was British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher's reference in a 1976 speech that, "The Soviets put guns over butter, but we put almost everything over guns.

Investors who are confused as to the Guns or Butter choice when it comes to investing should talk to their adviser. The stock charted is probably is a better choice

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Will that be Guns or Butter?



Paul Anthony Samuelson was an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His textbook Economics – ISBN- 0-07-0 092863-0 has become a classic in which he states in a chapter – Central Problems Of Every Economic Society - that a nation has to choose between two options when spending its finite resources. It may buy either guns (invest in defense / military) or butter (invest in production of goods), or a combination of both.

United States president Lyndon B. Johnson used the phrase to catch the attention of the national media while reporting on the state of national defense and the economy. Another use of the phrase was British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher's reference in a 1976 speech that, "The Soviets put guns over butter, but we put almost everything over guns.

Investors who are confused as to the Guns or Butter choice when it comes to investing should talk to their adviser. The consumer sector charted is probably not a good choice.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

TV Talking Heads vs. Investing:



As you know – many of the broader Global stock indices are at or close to all-time highs.

We at Getting Technical conclude that any attempt to time the market is a failed strategy and that investors who use fully invested longer term models do better than investors who over-trade or market time. A long time ago a wise investor told me that most technical analysts who ”time” the markets end up with the ass out of their pants.

I am continually upset with technical analysts who use seasonal recommendations to buy and sell and also the technical analyst who tells the TV viewers to act on top like patterns such as the head & shoulders, key reversals and now recently an island reversal formation. It is frustrating for an investor to buy low, sell high and then have to buy back in even higher.

Investors who use fully invested dominant theme models do better than investors who over-trade or market time and our focus will remain on the Global, TSX models and Dominant Theme investing.