Oh No! The Dow Went Negative This Year!

If the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes the week out about where it is, it will have gone negative on the year to the tune of some 3 percent. Because the Dow is Main Street’s index and the most-cited when the newspapers and local TV affiliates talk markets, this actually matters to people. Much will…

Major Sell-Off In Progress

Today’s follow-through sell-off comes on increased volume and superlatives like “it’s the worst day for the market in three years”, which I believe it is. You have to go back to the late summer / early fall of 2011 to find anything like it. What started as a Europe thing quickly became an Ebola thing…

There she goes, my beautiful world

The S&P 500 spent almost two full years, between the fall of 2012 and this past September, above its 200-day moving average. For 475 consecutive trading days, stocks remained in a pristine, untouched uptrend – the longest such event in stock market history. And now it’s over. The type of behavior you were rewarded for…

Automation…and then what?

Kevin Roose interviewed Nicholas Carr, author of the forthcoming book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us about the perils of a robotic future society in which no one has anything productive to do anymore. The 1993 film Demolition Man foresaw this issue, as Sly Stallone’s character was awaken from cryo-sleep centuries from now and confronted with…

How We Think About ETFs

Thanks to Eric Balchunas for featuring me in his latest column on ETFs for Bloomberg News. In the interview, we discussed smart and stupid usages of the products and some inside baseball stuff on how we think about asset allocation and money management. I hope you enjoy it! Downtown Josh Brown on Smart Money Being…

Beware…………………………….. it’s Correction Twitter!

Uh oh! It’s that time again – when a stock market correction turns our social network into a minefield of awful id and sophist super-ego, an unholy orchestra of crash calls and recriminations, a field of finger-pointing and frayed nerves. There are only three worse Twitters than Correction Twitter: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Twitter, Presidential Primary Debate…