Investing & trading: January - March 2016 articles archive home
Investment quotes ...
… on the market

Of all hoodoos in Wall Street I think the resolve to induce the stock market to act as a fairy godmother is the busiest and most persistent. – Jesse Livermore

I think the very best attitude for anyone investing in the stock market is to make up his mind to lose money. - The Duchess Gloriana XI
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 ... more
A last strategy
One of the most difficult challenges of transitioning to retirement from the working world is a complete change in mind set when it comes to investing. You go from being a saver to a spender. There’s no future income or nearly as much time to soften the blow from bear markets.
Monday, March 21, 2016 ... more
What to look for in dividends
What to look for in dividend stocks:

Quality There is no reason to own a mediocre business when you can own a high quality business.

Safety Invest in businesses that have higher income than dividends to help ensure dividends won’t be cut during business downturns.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 ... more
the 3 Ls
In his book The Dick Davis Dividend: Straight Talk on Making Money from 40 Years on Wall Street Dick Davis talks about the three most important things for the new investor to have to succeed in the market. He calls them the three Ls: luck, loot and longevity.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 ... more
A warning on penny stocks
A warning from Investopedia on penny stocks: Two common fallacies pertaining to penny stocks are that many of today's stocks were once penny stocks and that there is a positive correlation between the number of stocks a person owns and his or her returns.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 ... more
“Although stock prices themselves are quite volatile, the cash flows companies collectively pay out to investors don’t really fluctuate as much as one would think. According to Robert Shiller from September 1929 to June 1932 when the US stock market fell 81% on a real basis, real dividends only fell 11%.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 ... more
Trading lessons
“You can never go broke taking a profit” is bad advice that will result in overtrading and cutting winners short. Selling winners and holding losers is to be avoided at all times.

It is the anticipation of growth rather than the growth itself that leads to great profits.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 ... more
Baruch's advice
Being so sceptical about the usefulness of advice, Bernard Baruch wrote in his memoirs, I have been reluctant to lay down any ‘rules’ or guidelines on how to invest or speculate wisely. Still, there are a number of things I have learned from my own experience which might be worth listing for those who are able to muster the necessary self-discipline.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 ... more
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