Investing & trading: January - March 2013 articles archive home
 
How Jesse did it
Jesse Livermore’s fortune would have amounted to about $1.5bn in today’s money - a remarkable feat for a self-made stock and commodities trader whose speculations basically relied on a few tactics.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 ... more
 
 
Selling winners
In his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman reminds us that there is often a price to pay for feeling good in the stock market.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 ... more
 
 
The three things we focus on …
… we think of them as the three legs of a stool and three legs are sturdier than four, they present a steady surface on all kinds of uneven ground.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 ... more
 
 
Knowing isn't enough
As long as no one cares there is no trend. Would you be short Nasdaq in 1999? You can’t be short just because you think fundamentally something is overpriced … all you can do is wait until people start to care.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 ... more
 
 
Observations …
… from Peter Lynch:

You can find good reasons to scuttle your equities every morning paper and on every broadcast of the nightly news. The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 ... more
 
 
When to sell
“Only sell to buy a security that is a third cheaper than the stock you currently own.” - Benjamin Graham
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 ... more
 
Why PE’s don’t tell you anything
Once upon a time, there were 50 companies that stood apart from the rest. Nicknamed the Nifty Fifty, the companies were so strong and powerful that their shares commanded 30 or even 40 times earnings.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 ... more
 
 
5 Stock Market myths
Investing in shares is like gambling.
Only ‘insiders’ make money.
What comes down goes back up - eventually.
What goes up must come down.
A little knowledge is better than none
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 ... more
 
 
Investing 101
The results-oriented investor seldom talks with others about his investment results. He is too busy trying to improve on his results. He’s never too proud to buy a stock that is making new highs, realizing that those who are buying the stock most likely know far more than he does - and a winning company is more likely to keep on winning than a losing company is.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 ... more
 
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