Investing & trading: October - December 2014 articles archive home
How it's done
Matthew Schifrin, the investing editor of Forbes magazine, hunted down 10 of the best-performing amateur investors to find out how they managed to beat the market.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 ... more
 
 
Macro
We don’t know what lies ahead in terms of the macro future. Few people if any know more than the consensus about what’s going to happen to the economy, interest rates and market aggregates.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 ... more
 
 
Talking about China
A: Warren, why are you getting up again? You've told me a million times that you can't make money overnight."
W: "I have a hunch things may be a little different today. The centrals are all going to follow Japan and bull things up.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 ... more
 
 
Things to avoid
From Morgan Housel at The Motley Fool, things to avoid at all cost:

Feelings of certainty. They invariably come just before a big surprise.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 ... more
 
Sell-side analysts
"Sell-side" analysts produce research that's purchased by their firms' clients. They're the group that's often cited in stories about "Wall Street analysts."
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 ... more
 
 
Questions & answers
Why do we assume we are less likely to make mistakes than other investors? Too many investors are confident, for instance, that they will be greedy when others are fearful.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 ... more
 
The right mind-set
Most new traders think the secret to success is in possessing the right tools, whereas most successful traders tend to focus on developing the right mind-set.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 ... more
 
 
Wiswell's advice
Tom Wiswell produced a number of ‘one-liners’ intended for chess players that could just as easily have been written for the markets.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ... more
 
 
Getting scared out
In a weekend article in the Washington Post Barry Ritholtz, asks: What if you were the world’s greatest stock picker? Can you imagine how much wealth you could create?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ... more
 
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