Thursday, December 13, 2018   4:05:25 PM articles archive
Unlike traditional investing, trading has a short-term focus. Analysis may be broken down to days, hours and even minutes. Because trading focuses on such short time frames, the time of day in which a trade is made can be an important factor to consider.
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Everything gets destroyed a hundred times faster than it is built up. It takes one day to tear down something that might have taken ten years to build. If the economy starts to go with the kind of leverage that is in it, it will deteriorate so fast that people's heads will spin. I hate to believe it, but in my gut that is what I think is going to happen. I know from studying history that credit eventually kills all great societies. We borrowed against the future, and soon we will have to pay.
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- Paul Tudor-Jones (1989)
Not right
When we trade we make ourselves fully accountable to the truth. If we speculate correctly, in accordance with the “truth”, we enjoy a gain. If we speculate incorrectly, in opposition to the truth, we suffer a loss. The assumption is that ...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wishful thinking
Investors have become so mesmerized by the smoke and mirrors that they believe Wall Street is telling them the truth. In an ideal world, they’d be able to obtain realistic messages about the probability of achieving trading success ...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Simple question
A major impediment to our ability to obtain useful information and insights in financial situations is our, often overwhelming, desire to manage how we appear to others. We are prone to ask, or fail to ask questions, because ...
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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Rotten or not?
"We have always liked the analogy between shopping for fruit and value investing,” says Jacob Wolinsky at Trapeze Asset Management. “It's our job to determine whether a business has sold off because of a minor blemish, one that could be ...
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Schwager on trading
One of my favourite one-liners on the markets is Jack Schwager’s “There's a million ways to make money in the markets. The irony is that they are all very difficult to find.” Schwager, probably best known as the author of the Market Wizards series ...
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Schwager on risk
I think it was in New Markets Wizards that I said you should limit your risks to a very small level. I might have said about 1% or 2% or less. Now I feel it should be 1% maximum and ideally half a percent or less. So yes, I believe if you ...
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
a non-financial read ...
The current worldwide loss of biodiversity is popularly known as the sixth extinction: the sixth time in world history that a large number of species have disappeared in unusually rapid succession, caused this time not by asteroids or ice ages but by humans.
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the Bottom Line ...
I pop my head outside the window to look at the ocean. I’m doing my 30 minutes of “work”, making sure that my orders are being correctly processed on the server in London. I could have done it earlier, but I decided to go for a walk on the beach instead, and afterwards I stopped at El Mercado for a Café con leche. Later I’ll go cycling and take the dog for a walk in the mountains.
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