Joshua M Brown

Off to San Diego

Posting will be light through the end of this week as I’m off to San Diego to attend the TD Ameritrade National LINC Advisor Conference for the first time. I’ll be speaking on two panels and hoping to learn from the dozens of other speakers throughout the two-day event. I’m told there will be over…

Looks like we got ourselves a ballgame

On October 15th, I officially declared the Relentless Bid era over (see There She Goes, My Beautiful World). It wasn’t a bold call, markets had been acting differently since at least last August. Selloffs were occurring with more frequency and less stocks were rising as we made subsequent new highs. The days of “just buy…

‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Hits!

Better luck this time, the last go-round with this franchise was unwatchable. Fox owns the rights still, just as they do for the X-Men movies. Their deal with Marvel predates its acquisition by Disney. The movie comes in August, which is a strange time to release a summer tentpole film, but perhaps they’re taking advantage…

QOTD: Is Fundamental Indexing Passive or Active?

Rob Arnott is the father of fundamental indexing, in many ways (at least a courtroom said so not long ago), so it is interesting to hear this take on how even a passive market index, at its core, is also being active in relation to the economy. I’m inclined to agree – there isn’t anything…

Have no fear of robots

You were looking for something more in-depth perhaps? It is unnecessary. All you need to know about where we’ll fit in with our technological future is here in this modern-day zen kōan. *** This coming week, I am speaking on a panel this week to almost 2000 financial advisors about how we built our robo-advisor, Liftoff,…