//Man vs Machine: Who’s better when it comes to financial analysis? //

Bryan StrainFree Educational Video, General Investing, Office ConversationLeave a Comment

It’s harder to judge than you might imagine. Because when you learn the brutal truth, you’ll be shocked and appalled.  In this eye-opening video, Don Fishback reveals one of Wall Street’s dirty little secrets that keeps you from knowing the true profitability of analyst trading signals and their stock-picking ability.


//What is a Volatility Shock? What Causes Them? Why Should I Care? //

Bryan StrainFree Educational Video, General Investing, Options, Stock Market, VolatilityLeave a Comment

If you are an investor in the stock market, you should care, and this is why. A volatility shock occurs when there is a sudden and drastic change in the CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX). On February 5th, 2018 a volatility shock occurred and $1.837 Billion was lost in trading with just one asset according to Bloomberg and on top of … Read More


//Machine Learning and Noisy Data //

Don FishbackGeneral Investing, OptionsLeave a Comment

We’ve been working on a new artificial intelligence engine for several months now. And while the programming of feedforward networks, recurrent Long-Term-Short-Term networks and generative adversarial networks may sound super cool and wonky, the real challenge has been cleaning noisy data. With over 100 billion datapoints in our database, there are bound to be some errors. And knowing what’s good … Read More


//Behavioral Economics in the Real World //

Don FishbackEconomy, General InvestingLeave a Comment

Here’s an interesting discussion on MSNBC regarding behavioral economics and perceptions related to their tax refunds for 2018. Basically, the anchor and his technology correspondent both support and acknowledge that most people saved a ton of money by paying lower taxes. But because the amount withheld shrank – meaning people got to keep more of their money – refunds are … Read More


//March Market Madness //

Bryan StrainGeneral InvestingLeave a Comment

What an active March we have had here at Fishback Management! We started the month off with talking about the disposition effect which created quite the chatter in our ODDS Community. To read more about the disposition effect, go to https://www.etf.com/sections/index-investor-corner/swedroe-understanding-disposition-effect?nopaging=1 . Here you will find an article that Don shared at the beginning of the month that will shed … Read More