I Loath to Sell Low, and I Loathe Buying High


While the themes of this blog are often tangential and desultory, there is one thing that I get right: the difference between "loath" and "loathe," and Justin Fox does as well, making excellent use of the verb "loath" in his book The Myth of the Rational Market: a history of risk, reward, and delusion on Wall Street; he is describing Charles Dow's famous and absurdly obvious stock strategy -- buy during upward movement (bull markets) and sell during downward ones (bear markets)-- but Fox explains that "Dow himself was loath to declare when that direction had changed" . . . "aye, there's the rub."

5 comments:

zman said...

I avoid this problem by using synonyms of loath and loathe.

rob said...

you often get loathsome right, too

Clarence said...

Did you leave a word out of the title?

Clarence said...

And haven't you already done this sentence-ish?

Dave said...

wow clarence, you need to read this blog more -- my title was perfect, grammatically.

as far as content-- we repeat the same shit every day over here.

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