Friday, November 16, 2007

Stock Market Sentiment and Other Ideas to Wrap Up the Week

* Sentiment Spikes - Above we see the 10-day equity put/call ratio (pink) plotted against the S&P 500 Index (SPY) from 2004 to the present. You can see how spikes in the ratio have tended to accompany intermediate-term market lows. We're currently experiencing such a spike.

* A Bevy of Links - Charles Kirk covers most the bases, including a look at what the top market timers are thinking about this market.

* Oldie But Goodie - This is a timeless and insightful post written a while back by Trader Mike on the topic of expectancy.

* Intuition and the Brain - Very interesting overview from Dr. Janice Dorn on the role of intuition in trading and information processing.

* Trading Tools to Use - Ray Barros, with an insightful commentary on finding the trading tools that match your ways of processing information.

* Regulations and Volatility - Adam takes a skeptical look at whether eliminating the uptick rule has affected volatility.

* Pain, Torture, and Abuse - Todd Chalem's blog post to the VesTopia site nicely captures some of the frustration portfolio managers are feeling in the current market.

1 comment:

Anatrader said...

Brett

Visiting Dr Dorn's website is an illustration of the limbic rat brain with these descriptions:
....The retractor instruments that are separating out a part of the brain are the insula. Underneath the insula are the structures of the limbic rat brain. Unquote

Knowing what the rat brain does to us as well as its location in the brain supplements my understanding of the workings of the brain.

Thank you for the link of Dr Dorn who was also mentioned at www.tradingsuccess.com/blog/ .