Welcome to BlogNotions' Finance Blog

The BlogNotions Finance Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by finance and accounting thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends in the market, discussions of financial performance strategy, new ideas for communicating, raising capital, and controlling funds, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

“What have you done for me lately?”

The flipside of the performance chase. “What have you done for me lately? How dare you miss a market trend? Why aren’t we on top right now? Is something wrong? Have you lost your edge?” The type of investor who is easily impressed by short-term performance is also really easily disappointed when a strategy struggles. It’s […]

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Cutting the Millennials Some Slack

On the surface, this looks and sounds like some incredibly stupid investor behavior… via Business Insider: According to a new survey by Bankrate.com, millennials are uncomfortable with choosing the stock market as their preferred method of investing “money they don’t need for at least 10 years.” The survey reveals that today’s young Americans have a rather conservative […]

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Dr. Pearlman’s Opus

A million years ago (okay, 2009), your favorite financial blogger was toiling away in obscurity on a WordPress blog in the middle of nowhere with only a handful of daily hardcore readers and virtually zero inbound links or recognition from anywhere else. There were big blogs like Barry Ritholtz’s The Big Picture. Yves Smith’s Naked […]

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At Some Point, We’ve All Known A Suck-Up

Way back in 2006, the year I began writing this daily blog, I featured Guy Kawasaki and his opinion that we need to develop The Art Of Sucking Down. Most of you are well aware of the meaning of “suck-up” and those around you who demonstrate that trait. It can be quite entertaining to observe. […]

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Understanding Insurance Float

Warren Buffett has made such an impression on value investors and insurance investors, that they think that float is magic.  Write insurance, gain float, invest cleverly against the float, and make tons of money. Now, the insurance industry in general has been a great place to invest, but we need to think about float differently.  Float is […]

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361 Capital Weekly Research Briefing

361 Capital portfolio manager, Blaine Rollins, CFA, previously manager of the Janus Fund, writes a weekly update looking back on major moves, macro-trends and economic data points. The 361 Capital Weekly Research Briefing summarizes the latest market news along with some interesting facts and a touch of humor. 361 Capital is a provider of alternative […]

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Chart o’ the Day: Sector Vix Readings

via Nick Colas at ConvergEx: Has the CBOE VIX Index bottomed for the year?  Even with all its computational and theoretical flaws, plenty of market participants hope that it has. Brokers would like to see if higher volatility might drive better volumes. Hedge funds around the world root for the opportunities that spicier market action […]

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Hot Links: Americans

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Ackman’s Herbalife donkey show takes place today at 10am – here’s what’s going on.  (NYPost) Americans Can’t Stop Eating Chipotle’s Burritos.  (Wonkblog) Americans have stopped smoking and Satan Altria is feeling the pain.  (Fortune) Americans aren’t blowing out of Russian stock ETFs.  (ETFTrends) American Senators are once again interested in the […]

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