All posts tagged "Ben Stein"

  • Prediction Results – Gary Shilling, Ben Stein, Jonathan Hoenig and Charles Payne

    Click on table for larger view: As another round of prediction results show, it’s best that investors avoid jumping on mainstream media driven bandwagons. Gary Shilling was the lone voice of reason in this group that includes...

    • Posted August 2, 2009
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  • Ben Stein Has Come to Realize that No One Can Predict the Future

    Ben Stein, writing for the N.Y. Times, has written his most insightful piece ever. He admits that no one, not even himself, has a crystal ball. Stein’s ball was expecially cloudy 1 1/2 years ago when he...

    • Posted March 31, 2009
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  • Ben Stein, "I don’t have any magical powers to foresee the future"

    Ben Stein, fairly famous commentator on stocks and economics, and as chronicled here, a dunderhead when it comes to forecasting anything regarding the markets, stated the obvious in an article in today’s N. Y. Times. Of course,...

    • Posted October 26, 2008
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  • Prediction Results: Jeremy Grantham, Gary B. Smith, Ken Fisher, Ben Stein and Adam Lashinsky

    Another 2 out of 5 performance for the predictors of the markets. Click on spreadsheet for larger image: The pundits’ performance was mixed as is usually the case. Gary B. Smith was overly optimistic about the prospects...

    • Posted October 6, 2008
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  • Predictions through 3/1/08

    Click on spreadsheet for larger image: Divergent opinions on commodities are flowing from the mouths of the pundits these days. Most views are extremely bullish after an incredible run-up making commodities the bubble du jour. Gary Shilling...

    • Posted March 1, 2008
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  • Prediction Results

    Click on spreadsheet for larger image: Observed is more evidence of the dismal forecasting abilities of the pundits and sellers of financial advice when one actually goes back and looks at the results. They seem to have...

    • Posted February 23, 2008
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  • Predictions – Adam Lashinsky, Ben Stein, Gary B. Smith, Ken Fisher

    Click on spreadsheet for larger image: As usual, stock market predictions compiled over the past week show a divergence of opinions. Gary B. Smith, who has had some success in the past, is very bullish about next...

    • Posted September 15, 2007
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  • Predictions – Ben Stein, Charles Payne, Ken Fisher, Pat Dorsey

    Click on spreadsheet for a larger image IMHO, the Financials are in the first couple of innings of this decline. To talk about looking to buy now is much too premature. In fact, I can’t believe a...

    • Posted August 19, 2007
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