Investing & trading: July - September 2014 articles archive home
If you had twenty five years left to live, how much time would you spend worrying about the daily ups and downs of the stock market?
Monday, September 29, 2014 ... more
Position size
Start small. Many traders who trade a new strategy start by immediately risking too much. The most frequent reason given is that they don’t want to “miss out” on that big trade or long winning streak that could be just around the corner.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 ... more
Benefits of technology
There are all kinds of wonderful new inventions that give you nothing as owners except the opportunity to spend a lot more money in a business that’s still going to be lousy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 ... more
Beyond P/Es
Always accessible, P/Es are the fast food of investing. Trouble is, as everyone knows, the ratio can be misleading.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 ... more
7 essentials
Control your risk. There are many adventurous traders out there … they tend to be the ones that loose the most. Find a way to protect your capital while letting your profits run.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 ... more
10 commandments
Being lucky is the only 100% sure shot strategy. While making correct decisions obviously helps, it is harder than it seems. A relatively easier goal is to reduce errors.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 ... more
Poor protection
Martin Pelletier writing in The Financial Post says there are three often-used defensive strategies that have proven quite ineffective in the past but that, for some reason, continue to receive attention.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 ... more
A case for African Bank?
Investment legends like Benjamin Graham, John Templeton and Warren Buffet realised many decades before behavioural finance became a respected academic discipline that systematic psychological errors tend to create market inefficiencies.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 ... more
What ...
Jonathan Golub, Chief U.S Market Strategist at RBC Capital Markets doesn’t think bull markets get tired, run out of steam, or stop going up because people stop feeling good about stocks and that only a recession will end this bull market.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 ... more
How to choose
As any blackjack dealer or tarot reader might tell you, we have a love for the flip of the card. Why shouldn’t we? Chance has some special properties. It is a swift, consistent, and relatively cheap decider.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 ... more
Reasons to sell
Tim Hanson, writing at, says that whilst you should always be a reluctant seller, there is a time to sell, which is when you've lost faith.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 ... more
A mispriced gamble
Value investing, at its core, possesses impenetrable logic; find a great business, figure out its true value, and pay significantly less than what it’s worth.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 ... more
At Oaktree Capital
... It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what's going on.
Monday, July 7, 2014 ... more
Stop losses
The stop loss if not used properly, will kill by a thousand cuts. It operates on fear — fear of decimation, which is a powerful and justified fear, but a fear just the same.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 ... more
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