Investing & trading: April - June 2013 articles archive home
… of the most common investment mistakes:

Letting media influence decisions. Press releases are flakes of snow that rain down on investors and melt away.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 ... more
A real problem or hot air?
The Hindenburg Omen: A Real Problem for Stocks or Just Hot Air? That’s the question Dan Kadlec tried to answer in the Business & Money section of Time last week.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 ... more
Mistakes: Learning from
It was, I guess, a rude awakening for me when I realized, many years ago, that most of the talking heads I saw on TV had no idea what the hell they were talking about. The sooner one learns that lesson, the better. So, take it from me: Figure out who’s on their game and who isn’t; who’s got an agenda and who doesn’t.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 ... more
There's a quick and easy way to test whether an activity involves skill; ask whether you can lose on purpose. In games of skill, it's clear that you can lose intentionally but when playing roulette or the lottery you can't lose on purpose …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 ... more
Morgan Housel …
… writing at the Motley Fool says if you’re only gong to know 5 things about investing, it should be this: Compound interest is what makes you rich, but it takes time.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 ... more
Still relevant?
At the London Value Investor Conference 2013, Lance and Purves of RWC Partners suggested that it was time for a little humility and introspection amongst value investors.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 ... more
Advice & truisms
A few of James Huprich’s items of market advice and truisms:
Commandment number 1: Thou Shall Not Trade Against The Trends.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 ... more
Can’t buy low, sell high
One would expect a positive relationship between equity valuations – whether measured against earnings or dividends –and future returns.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 ... more
Lines of defense
“No phase of investment activity demands more prudence than borrowing,” wrote Morrell W Gaines in The Art of Investment, published in 1924. “A sound plan is not to borrow at all.”
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 ... more
Zimmerman’s advice
There are proponents on both sides of the passive versus active investing debate, and they are rather vocal about their views in terms of the advantages of each approach to investing.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 ... more
Temperament has the power to accelerate or demolish all efforts. It doesn’t matter how intelligent you are, how much knowledge you have, how deep your wisdom, or how powerful your discernment, if you have a natural temperament that inclines you to taking unnecessary risks, it is only a matter of time before you fail.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 ... more
5 lessons from …
… Bruce Berkowitz:

Invest in your circle of competence. If you aren't familiar with a company's business, and aren't willing to take the time to become thoroughly knowledgeable about it, don't invest in it.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 ... more
Sell at market highs, or low?
When stocks hit a new 12-month high, people get scared... They sell. They get worried that the market must be about to fall. On the other hand, when stocks hit a new low, they might figure they're getting them "on sale."
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 ... more
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