Joshua M Brown

About my new column at Fortune Magazine

Two years ago I stopped contributing to all outside publications and chose to focus whatever time I had to write solely on The Reformed Broker. It’s worked out nicely and the site continues to build record page views, unique visitors, etc. And then I got the chance at my dream columnist gig – with Fortune…

Ten Insane Things We Believe On Wall Street

To outsiders, Wall Street is a manic, dangerous and ridiculous republic unto itself – a sort of bizarro world where nothing adds up and common sense is virtually inapplicable. Consider the following insane things that we believe on Wall Street, that make no sense whatsoever in the real world: 1. Falling gas and home heating…

The Death of the Blue Chip

My title above is only half-kidding. Because everytime Wall Street pronounces “The Death Of” anything, that’s pretty much when it starts working again. But there is an important point being made in a new article at the Wall Street Journal about the current state of some of our biggest stalwart stocks and their underlying businesses,…

Brad Pitt, Louis CK on Between Two Ferns

Zach starts off by welcoming “Bradley Pitts”. He then mentions his charity work with the organization “Doctors Without Diplomas.” By the time Louis CK inexplicably shows up, it’s a wrap. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt from Zach Galifianakis

Larry Swedroe: Use Valuations for Expected Returns, Not Market Timing

Yesterday I linked to Larry Swedroe’s excellent piece on asset allocations and valuation at ETF.com. I wanted to pull out the most salient point here because I think it’s so crucial for investors to understand. The debates about CAPE and valuation that rage constantly in the media usually center around a “should you buy or sell”…

Chart o’ the Day: Not All Sectors Bouncing Equally

I put together a quick and dirty chart look at S&P sector ETFs for context surrounding the recent bounce… The blue lines in the charts below represent each sector SPDR’s 20-day moving average while the red lines represent the 50-day. In these two-month charts at a glance, we see that Utilities and Staples have been…