Investing & trading: July - December 2005 articles archive home
 
Then again
Confirmation bias - that phenomenon that makes us seek out the evidence that confirms our believes while ignoring or trivialising that which disconfirms them.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 ... more
 
Greed and fear, yet again
You often hear how investors buy at the top and sell at the bottom ... I know of a few millionaires who started trading with inherited wealth ...
Monday, December 12, 2005 ... more
 
 
Why itís difficult
What does money mean to you?" Does it mean security? Achievement? Freedom? It might mean all those things.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 ... more
 
Flap-proof
Simon Yates, the MD of Equity Derivatives at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, recently explained what he looks for in a trader.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 ... more
 
 
Too smart by far
There is the plain fool, who does the wrong thing at all times everywhere, but there is the Wall Street fool, who thinks he must trade all the time.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 ... more
 
 
Investing in art
A dozen art-only investment funds are now trying to raise money from investors looking to cash in on the art marketís current boom.
Monday, December 5, 2005 ... more
 
What it takes
According to Dickson G. Watts "There is no royal road to success in speculation....Those who make for themselves or others an infallible plan delude themselves and others."
Thursday, December 1, 2005 ... more
 
 
Those to avoid
Warren Buffett's first rule of investing is "Never lose money." His second rule: "Never forget rule No. 1." But, of course, it's easier said than done.
Monday, November 28, 2005 ... more
 
 
Sure, why not?
Mark Hulbert, the editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest , warns of how susceptibility we are to ludicrous financial advertising.
Thursday, November 24, 2005 ... more
 
 
How popular?
Some investors believe a stockís popularity is a good thing, since whateverís made it popular should make it a better bet than a less popular stock.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 ... more
 
A question of timing
Market Timing refers to the attempts to predict future market directions, usually by examining recent price and volume data or economic data ...
Monday, November 21, 2005 ... more
 
 
In case youíre hyper
"Of course, thereís something exhilarating, even thrilling, about trading" ... recognition of the conditions of a secular bear market requires a different investment strategy.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 ... more
 
 
Vintage Bernstein
In an interview on CNN Money, Peter Bernstein had this to say about how investors could avoid, or at least reduce the risk of a nasty surprise.
Monday, November 14, 2005 ... more
 
 
Wrong reasons to buy
A lot of money is waiting on the sidelines.
The Ďshortsí are about to get punished.
Itís simply the right thing to do.
You trust management.
Your Ďgutí tells you Ö
As everybody knows Ö
Thursday, November 10, 2005 ... more
 
 
You hate it? Great!
Stephen D. Simpson writing at the Fool.com says he likes to buy a stock that has many doubters and skeptics. He believes he has at least two good reasons for doing so.
Monday, November 7, 2005 ... more
 
Playing with house money
So you've raked it in. While a Rand is a Rand, winning big early on in the night usually leads to those winnings being treated rather frivolously
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 ... more
 
 
No big thing?
Jeremy J. Siegelís saqys that utting your money into new technology companies, rapidly expanding sectors, and fast-growing countries is not the best route to investment success.
Monday, October 31, 2005 ... more
 
The cost of fear
(Those investors who look back on a string of missed opportunities as a result of a too-timid approach to the market may take some comfort in the fact that the problem is fairly common ...
Thursday, October 27, 2005 ... more
 
 
Oh, shucks
Bessemer Venture Partners, one of Americaís oldest venture capital firms, claims itís long history has provided it with an unparalleled number of opportunities to completely screw up.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 ... more
 
Rethinking market fluctuations Monday, October 24, 2005
Wanted: Psychopaths Thursday, October 20, 2005
Going short Monday, October 17, 2005
In search of inner-conflict Monday, October 10, 2005
Go figure Thursday, October 6, 2005
A simple solution Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Trying not to be biased Monday, October 3, 2005
Heading for the exits Thursday, September 29, 2005
It takes all sorts Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Five more must-haves Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Beware of earnings Monday, September 26, 2005
Soros 101 Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Not as it seems Monday, September 19, 2005
Giving advise is easy Thursday, September 15, 2005
Treacherous rally Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Donít buy down Monday, September 12, 2005
Useful for some Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Why dividends matter. Monday, September 5, 2005
Simple enough Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Not all that efficient Tuesday, August 30, 2005
If only ... Monday, August 29, 2005
An opportunity Tuesday, August 23, 2005
How much excitement? Monday, August 22, 2005
On the couch Monday, August 15, 2005
David versus Goliath Monday, August 8, 2005
A reminder Thursday, August 4, 2005
A bad idea Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Mistakes to avoid Monday, August 1, 2005
Whoís this market guy? Wednesday, July 27, 2005
One sided Tuesday, July 26, 2005
From the ashes Monday, July 25, 2005
A Ponzi scheme? Thursday, July 21, 2005
Boomer threat Wednesday, July 20, 2005
A reminder Tuesday, July 19, 2005
What it takes Monday, July 18, 2005
Swarming to market Wednesday, July 13, 2005
A Matter of trust Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Why not you? Monday, July 11, 2005
Wilsonís advise Monday, July 4, 2005
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