Investing & trading: October - December 2015 articles archive home
People see Davidís victory over Goliath as a fluke. But maybe itís not. Maybe an underdogís win over the favourite is not always due to luck.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 ... more
Not so whacky
If youíre a trader youíve probably come across some unusual trading strategies. Not all are as wacky as they might sound, and some are even supported by research.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 ... more
The too hard pile
By the time the trend has become clearly noticeable, conditions may well be ripe for a change.

Needless to say, the analyst must take possible future changes into account, but his primary aim is not so much to profit from them as to guard against them.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 ... more
No secret formula
From a Will Ortel interview with Jack Schwager:

Novices tend to believe thereís some answer out there to investing, that itís a matter of finding the right formula, the single right technique. The truth is it doesnít work that way. There is no single way that works continuously.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 ... more
10 rules for penny stock traders
From Timothy Sykes, 10 rules for penny stock traders:

Never invest more than you can lose. If you canít afford to take a loss on your trade, donít make it.

Pay attention to volume. Pay attention to daily trade volume and look at volume as it relates to the stock youíre trading.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 ... more
Contrarian's rules
From Justin Kuepper at, seven rules for contrarian investors:

1. Mind the noise. Stick to the numbers and tune out the headlines. While they can impact stock prices, they seldom affect a companyís true value.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 ... more
Lousy is better
In Chapter 11 of his book, Beating the Street, Peter Lynch explained why he was always on the lookout for really good companies in really bad industries. ďAs a place to invest, Iíll take a lousy industry over a great industry anytime,Ē he wrote. ďA great industry thatís growing fast attracts too much attention and too many competitors."
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 ... more
Your tolerance for financial risk is what it is. Only you know what it is. Nobody can tell you what it should be. And your tolerance for financial risk is not necessarily the same as your tolerance for other kinds of risk.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 ... more
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