Observations by David Robertson

David Robertson
A weekly compendium of market observations, fresh insights, and nuggets of wisdom to help inform investment decisions.
Created 28 Aug 2020
  • Observations by David Robertson, 10/1/21
    01 Oct 2021 • 13 min read
    It was another dicey week in the market. One item that jumped out was the number of searches for “Lehman Brothers” skyrocketed amidst concerns about Evergrande. In one sense there are good reasons peo...
  • Observations by David Robertson 9/24/21
    24 Sep 2021 • 13 min read
    Last week I observed “odd trading behavior” that could cause “an important inflection point”. The week before, I characterized a “somewhat eerie pall over the market”, remarked on the weakness of cryp...
  • Observations by David Robertson 9/17/21
    17 Sep 2021 • 13 min read
    Back for another week of “Observations” and there are plenty of things to observe. Inflation is probably the biggest topic but there are plenty to go around – so let’s dig in. Let me know if you have ...
  • Observations by David Robertson 9/10/21
    10 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice long Labor Day weekend. Now it’s back to work and things are shaping up for an eventful fall. Let me know if you have comments. You can reach me at drobertson@...
  • Areté blog | The inelastic markets hypothesis
    08 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    If you take a quick look at returns for the S&P 500 the last few years, it is easy to be impressed with how lucrative stocks can be. Total returns of over 31% in 2019, over 18% in 2020, and over 21% y...
  • Observations by David Robertson, 9/3/21
    03 Sep 2021 • 12 min read
    Welcome back! It’s hard to believe the summer is already over, but here we are. I hope you have a great holiday weekend! Let me know if you have comments. You can reach me at drobertson@areteam.com. M...
  • Observations by David Robertson, 8/27/21
    27 Aug 2021 • 14 min read
    Welcome back! As you may have noticed, I am modestly changing the title of the publication this week. I am keeping the “Observations” name because that still best describes what I report here. Rather ...
  • Areté's Observations 8/20/21
    20 Aug 2021 • 14 min read
    Welcome back! This past Sunday, August 15, was the 50th anniversary of one of the most important economic events in the last fifty years very few people think much about. President Nixon closed the go...
  • Areté's Observations 8/13/21
    13 Aug 2021 • 14 min read
    Welcome back! Markets have continued to be sleepy through the summer and even more so now that most earnings reports have been digested. As a result, a disproportionate number of items below will be m...
  • Areté's Observations - on vacation
    04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey everyone, I decided to take a break this week to work on some other projects so Observations will not come out on Friday. Publication will resume on 8/13. Dave
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