Investing & trading: July - September 2006 articles archive home
 
On being wrong
My Marine training helps in investing. They teach you never to freeze when you are under attack. - Marty Schwartz
Thursday, September 28, 2006 ... more
 
 
Only tomorrow’s paper will do
As the Chinese master Lao Tzu once said: "Those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know." It was good investment advice.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 ... more
 
Back to basics
Successful trading on the stock market calls for more than just knowing what to buy or sell. There are other essential lessons to learn. For instance, learning to take responsibility.
Monday, September 18, 2006 ... more
 
 
A cowardly approach?
Marty Whitman is a legend at picking over the balance sheets of troubled companies in search of hidden treasures. His track record speaks for itself.
Thursday, September 14, 2006 ... more
 
Mistake no 16 497
Instead of reacting to market rumours, anecdotes or advice with a healthy dose of scepticism, many people not only believe, but also act on what they hear ...
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 ... more
 
 
Lessons from the last 20 years
Philip Coggan, who has been with the Financial Times for twenty years, wrote his final column on the 2nd of this month. He looks back at what he’s learned during this time.
Monday, September 11, 2006 ... more
 
 
7 ways to spot a stock market loser
The simplest way to improve your investment performance might be to avoid buying into companies heading for trouble.
Monday, September 4, 2006 ... more
 
D-I-V strategies
Jeremy Siegel says when he lectures two questions invariably arise: "What will happen when the baby boomers retire?" and "Which stocks should I buy for the long run?"
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 ... more
 
 
There’s no way of knowing
In the course of normal business, companies can be stricken by extraordinary events. The usual response from investors is to sell.
Monday, August 28, 2006 ... more
 
To avoid traps
There are a number of psychological traps that afflict all decision-makers at some point. These either distort reasoning ability or cater to our own biases.
Thursday, August 24, 2006 ... more
 
 
Patterns everywhere
We "know" that our next roll of the dice will be a seven, we can “feel” that our "lucky number" will be the winner in this week's lottery. And yet, these things are utterly unpredictable.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 ... more
 
Don’t pay too much
Seth Jayson says he tries to expose a fairly common market myth: the idea that any individual can trade his or her way to super-size returns, day in and day out.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 ... more
 
 
Understand what you believe
Ashwath Damodaran believes that a successful investment strategy requires an investment philosophy that matches your individual characteristics.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 ... more
 
Despite knowing better
Cowles had become confused by the bewildering array of investment newsletters. So, he decided to monitor the most widely circulated publications to determine which was the best.
Monday, August 14, 2006 ... more
 
 
Boils down to the same thing
Instead of hoping he must fear; instead of fearing he must hope. He must fear that his loss may develop into a much bigger loss, and hope that his profit may become a big profit.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 ... more
 
Lucky Orang-utans Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Cynic’s version Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Like making cars Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Finding multibaggers Monday, July 31, 2006
Wired differently Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Use, don’t lose, your fear Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Love the bear Monday, July 24, 2006
The price of believing Thursday, July 20, 2006
Not all that rational Monday, July 17, 2006
Hard to figure Monday, July 10, 2006
If I’m right … Friday, July 7, 2006
So, why do it? Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Similar games Monday, July 3, 2006
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