The Curious Case of Market Confidence

February 13, 2009

For those of you who have not seen the movie or at least the previews to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” the basic story line entails a man who begins his life at a very old age and proceeds to age backward getting younger and decreasing in age every day. I fear this story line is that similar to what we are currently seeing in the market as well as market confidence. Consumer confidence and market levels have slowly faded us back to levels we were seeing in the early 1980s. It’s as if we are living the life of Benjamin Button.


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March Media Roundup1 – Andrew Horowitz

March 8, 2008

It was a busy week for Disciplined Investing it seems. Here is a roundup of some of the places that I was mentioned:

Andrew Horowitz / Disciplined Investor Media hits for March 1-8, 2008

The WallStreet Journal Podcasts – Interview with Adam Najberg on Housing troubles
BizRadio – Trade like a Pro with Fausto (interview/guest)
Barron’s – Article regarding  Sanderson Farms (SAFM) that Andrew discussed
WOCM-FM Maryland – Morning Drive disccusion about Money with Andrew and The Bulldog
CBS Marketwatch – Dvorak Column – AOL/Yahoo Merger comments
Seeking Alpha – Union Article by Andrew create a an angry comment session

Over 250,000 Podcast Episodes Served

January 19, 2008

It is official! We have surpassed the 250,000 downloads mark. Since we began this journey, there has been a terrific growth in our subscriber base.mdtdi.jpg As each month had passed, the numbers just kept on growing. Looking back, it is amazing to see that it was only last April that The Disciplined Investor Podcast was introduced. We have been very fortunate as it has quickly gained favor with listeners.

A Few Key Statistics:

Subscriber Usage

72% iTunes – Windows
24% iTunes – Mac
1% Netvibes
1% Zune
1% Google Feedfetcher
1% Other

10% Average monthly growth rate
51,000 Average downloads per month
109 Reviews on iTunes
30 Weeks on Top 25 for iTunes Business
30 Weeks on Top 10 for iTunes Investing
54 Guest Interviews

Highest Rank on iTunes – 4 (January 2008)
Most Downloaded: Episode 39 – BESPy Awards

Each new episode is downloaded over 10,000 times within the first week of release. Thatsa’ allotta’ downloads!

The number of listener comments is simply amazing. By sharing more than with any other show within the Business Category of iTunes and providing invaluable feedback, listeners have helped to shape the show into a mix of hard-hitting commentary with great investment insights from show guests. Now, as we are currently running Episode 40 with guest Brian Shannon, we are gearing up to provide many more episodes that will be sure to give listener’s with what they are obviously looking for; solid financial direction and an unbiased approach towards investing.

There is much more to come as we have lined up John C. Dvorak for Episode 41 as well as have scheduled the founders of Covestor, the head of Microsoft’s MSN Money, top authors, industry experts and much more. (If you would know of a guest that would be good for the show, write to bookings(at)

One more teaser: The Moneycasts Network is coming…….Keep a close watch for the official announcement.

Thanks for your support and please keep on listening. Oh…Be sure to subscribe through iTunes or your favorite podcast directory!

South Florida Biz Journal Focus

December 10, 2007

South Florida Zusiness Journal

Podcasts get the word out ……

In March, as Andrew Horowitz was preparing to publish his book, “The Disciplined Investor,” the financial planner was considering ways to promote its arrival.

Already a savvy self-promoter among friends, peers and the media, he wanted to take his guide to investment strategies to the masses. If only he could speak more widely about it, he thought.

Today, Horowitz does just that with podcast. The audio show is recorded in about 10 days and uploaded to the Internet. A link is sent to some 3,500 subscribers, and it’s downloaded about 50,000 times a month, he said, making it among the top business and financial planning downloads on iTunes.

“It’s like a radio show, but it’s directed to a clear and defined audience,” said Horowitz, who has recorded and uploaded 46 podcasts from the desk at his Weston office.

Podcasting takes the spoken word to the mass market. Derived from the popularity of the iPod and other personal MP3 audio players, podcasting enables listeners to record and post to the Internet stories, marketing messages and other content. Most are offered as free downloads from such services as iTunes,, Zune and others.

Not just for small business

It’s not just for small business. Carnival Cruise Lines, which offers Web content and blogs supporting its initiative, is working with Fort Lauderdale marketing shop Avenue A | Razorfish to offer a podcast as part of its overall “social media” content offerings. Montero Consulting, a virtual office and telework consulting firm in Delray Beach, offers the Anywhere Office podcast. Read more

Interview Biz Radio – 1320 AM

November 13, 2007

This Monday evening, I was interviewed on BizRadio Houston, 1320 AM. We discussed trading and markets. Behavioral finance and day-trading. My good friend Fausto is now a radio talk show host. He does a great job!

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