Week in Review: Market Voices, Correlations and Thoughts on the Frugality Movement

Posted on May 2 2015 - 10:03am by Sharpe Trade

We have received some questions and comments from the last week, that we would like to go through.

At the same time, while answering such questions and comments, we break into a discussion of correlations, valuations and topics that brand new investors and traders have gravitated to as of late.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee this weekend as we discuss it in the following ‘Week in Review’ podcast … 

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Investing early May 2, 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Dan, you described my wife and I perfectly when mentioning simple living. Aside from my power tools for my rental property/construction endeavors, everything I own could literally fit in the trunk of my honda civic. My wife’s stuff barely fit in the last u-haul truck we rented…

    Making the choice to live without a lot of stuff was what put me on the path to frugality, and helped me set aside money to start investing when I had a 300$/week salary in 2006.

    • Dan Shy May 3, 2015 at 12:08 am - Reply

      No joke man.

      If it was just me?

      I honestly think everything I really need, clothes and everything? Could fit in a 10×10 room. That’s my trading rig, bow, equipment, clothes, everything. That’s even including a couch, painting supplies, desk for my rig. Everything.

      My wife on the other hand ….




  2. NewLife May 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Oh man, now I want to hear what you disagreed with about my criteria for confident bullishness. It was just a simplistic look at trends of the moment.

    Is Brad not on the podcasts anymore?

    • Dan Shy May 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Snap …

      I hope that didn’t come out the wrong way.

      I thought I had said that I was not (wasnt) bagging on your view. That’s what I meant to say, if something else came out. Was that I did not disagree with the view whatsoever, and wasn’t (was not) bagging on it.



  3. NewLife May 3, 2015 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Yeah I heard you say that you weren’t bagging on it. I took it as, “not a bad way to look at those markets, but not what I am looking at.”

    It just piqued my interest. I definitely didn’t take it as you saying I was just outright wrong, though that would be acceptable too. I have no pride lol

    Now that the big long term bond ETF’s got hit pretty hard on Friday I’m being really careful. It got me thinking that money might just be moving out of the US, and though the inverse correlation is still there, the bullish stock move might not be as strong.

    I think you mentioned having an eye on Europe in a recent article. Strange timing, since I just put a few European index funds and one Hong Kong index fund in my watch list.

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