Investing & trading: January - March 2006 articles archive home
Buy and hold is for suckers
They've done an amazing job, “Buy and Hold ” is the second most misleading marketing slogan ever, after the brilliant “rinse and repeat” message on every shampoo bottle.
Thursday, March 30, 2006 ... more
What to do?
The second-best performing equity fund in the UK over the past year is a humble tracker fund, which simply replicates a particular stock market index.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 ... more
Frictional costs
In this year’s letter to Berkshire sharholders Warren Buffett tells the story of the Gotrocks who, generation after generation, got richer by the aggregate earnings of their companies.
Monday, March 27, 2006 ... more
Cramer’s Rules
James Cramer's has published a new book, Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, in which he reveals his 25 rules of trading.
Monday, March 13, 2006 ... more
Doing better than average
... you might want to consider doing a little better than that with a little bit of effort. How? Simply by avoiding some of those losers that drag the index funds down to the average.
Friday, March 3, 2006 ... more
Love’s a dangerous thing
You have to constantly guard against ”falling in love” with a stock. The reason is simple: It invites disastrous misjudgment.
Monday, February 20, 2006 ... more
Knowing when
Tom Gardner, of The Motley fool, says that he uses three tools to determine whether or not it’s a good time to invest in small caps.
Monday, February 13, 2006 ... more
It’s so simple
Roger Friedman says he just doesn’t have time to do in-depth research to find winning stocks - to analyse management teams, earnings statements ...
Monday, February 6, 2006 ... more
Beyond P/Es
When investors think about share valuations there is one figure that always comes up: the price-earnings (P/E) ratio. P/Es are the fast food of investing.
Monday, January 23, 2006 ... more
What a silly thing to say.
"Nothing’s left to chance." Says Roe Leer. "As the market makes new highs, insiders and specialists sell at each successive top to an eager public."
Thursday, January 19, 2006 ... more
Why gold?
Gold is often touted as the only permanent, natural money in existence - the only refuge in the event of a financial apocalypse.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 ... more
Be a cheapskate
Many wealthy people have a reputation for being “cheap”. Probably because they learnt the less they spend the more they have.
Monday, January 16, 2006 ... more
A truism
We not only have the statistical evidence that the majority have always been led by human impulses to make wrong moves, and to lose money ...
Thursday, January 5, 2006 ... more
A little advise
Trading sheets that detail trades and a day book that helps you understand what you were thinking are the minimum records ...
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 ... more
Fat-pitch strategy
The Americans have an investment strategy, called the “fat-pitch” approach to investing. Here’s an explanation ...
Tuesday, January 3, 2006 ... more
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