Investing & trading: January - March 2007 articles archive home
The trouble with consensus figures
How reliable are consensus forecasts? How much independent analysis actually goes into them? Is it what analysts are really thinking?
Thursday, March 22, 2007 ... more
 
 
Do high P/Es hurt?
Kenneth Fisher, the founder of Fisher Investments and author of Forbes' Portfolio Strategy column, doesn’t think so.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 ... more
 
 
The wisdom of Peter Lynch
Besides being an exceptional investor Peter Lynch is an entertaining speaker whose advice is essentially straightforward.
Monday, March 19, 2007 ... more
 
 
Why being successful doesn’t help
Janice Dorn, a US Neuropsychologist, argues that a lack of flexibility may be the main reason most people fail in the stock market.
Thursday, March 15, 2007 ... more
 
Provided you’re willing to take the risk
Rex Moore at The Motley Fool in an article titled Get Ready for a 25% Drop, argues that every investor should be prepared to accept a 25% drop in the value of their shares.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 ... more
 
 
Why you need to question everything
Most people’s beliefs about investing are tenuous. They come in the form of passive knowledge. They are the result of a tendency to simply accumulate conventional dictums
Monday, March 12, 2007 ... more
 
A lesson to worry about
October 1987 was a panic. And a panic is different from a crash. We can distinguish it from the Crash of 1929 ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 ... more
 
 
Money’s not the worse thing to lose
For the most part, people can tolerate losses well, whether in the markets or in life. Losing trades, lost business opportunities, lost friends ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 ... more
 
 
A more scientific approach
Jason Zweig, a writer at Money Magazine says that stunning investment insights are coming from one of the less likely fields of research: neuroscience.
Monday, March 5, 2007 ... more
 
Evidence of analysts’ wrong-headedness
“There is a pernicious herd mentality on Wall Street, and analysts are notoriously bad about thinking for themselves.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 ... more
 
 
A checklist for traders
Brett N. Steenbarger, a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences who trades the markets, provides this self-evaluation for traders.
Monday, February 19, 2007 ... more
 
 
So, you've heard a good story.
Here’s a few things you may want to consider before calling your broker: It’s not difficult to make any stock sound good. Given the excuse any self-respecting promoter ...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 ... more
 
Dividends vs buy-backs - Pt 2
In Warren Buffett's 1984 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareowners, the "Oracle of Omaha" praised buybacks. "When companies with outstanding ...
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 ... more
 
 
Dividends vs. buy-backs – part 1
A company can do several things with idle cash that will benefit its shareholders: It can reinvest it in the business, pay dividends or buy-back its shares.
Monday, February 5, 2007 ... more
 
 
Need to hold on to something
The efficient markets hypothesis holds that stock prices are determined by the thorough and diligent work of the brightest analysts ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 ... more
 
 
Why market looks good but you don’t
Assume that half of the stocks will increase in value by 80% in the week that you hold them, while the other half will drop in value by 60%.
Monday, January 29, 2007 ... more
 
According to Charlie
Then, says Munger, you have to gather information. "I think both Warren and I learn more from the great business magazines than we do anywhere else.
Friday, January 26, 2007 ... more
 
 
Getting More For Less
The principal objective of investing, should be to get the highest possible return on your capital. But investors don’t always seem to have this as their main aim.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 ... more
 
A lesson on ‘being new’ Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The tyranny of compounding costs Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Dumb money Wednesday, January 10, 2007
All in favour of ‘stops’, say yah Monday, January 8, 2007
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