I’m so giddy! No, not because it’s Thursday, silly. Want to know why? Because I can FINALLY use this picture I had so masterfully crafted over a year ago (yes, I am highly artistic as you can clearly see). The problem with this image was that when I created it, the market was red hot. Then it kept on getting hotter. I didn’t feel like I could use this and write until the markets started tumbling. And tumbling it has in the past week. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. So come join me for a pleasant introduction to financial pornography.
Last Monday, I unleashed the beast of a post on 36 bloggers and their investing styles. It took a lot of time, persistence, and energy to compile and polish up that piece for publication. Some of you reading this are probably laughing at how many times I badgered you with emails saying “Hey, just following up on that investing style paragraph – got it ready yet?” Half the battle was summoning up the courage to cold call so many bloggers and compiling the paragraphs. The other half was actually taking the raw material and crafting it into a finished product. Let me tell you a story of how it almost never happened.
One of the great joys of blogging is that bloggers, in general, are all incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely nice people. Bloggers are more than willing to help you out and really interact with you in a sincere and genuine way. Reach out to any of them – even the big ones – and they make time to answer questions. So this post was originally suppose to be about different investing styles. Yeah, something that could put an insomniac to sleep. So instead of boring you to tears, I decided to reach out to a bunch of bloggers to see if I could get a paragraph on their investing styles to put together instead. The response back has been overwhelming! Come check it out.
Well, new month, new net worth update. Let’s just dive right in!
Have you ever been going about your day and an idea slams you in the side of your head like a bag of rusty hammers: “I should revisit that post I wrote a month ago on market efficiency!” I didn’t think so. It doesn’t happen to me either, especially after writing a post a month ago titled Are Markets Efficient? Well not until Eytan – yes the same weirdo who emailed me lessons on advanced lottery probability – hits me up AGAIN to tell me just how wrong my math is. We decided to create a weirdo-tag-team collaboration post revisiting those graphs on market volatility. OH I bet this is going to be fun.