Best of the Week

# Analysis Topic: Investor & Trader Education

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

#### Friday, April 02, 2010

By: DailyWealth

Dan Ferris writes: If you're a trader, you're a loser.

That's what a Journal of Finance study found.

### Market Club 2 Week Trial Instant Access Worth \$449 / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Whether you watch tv, listen to the radio, or read any of the major financial newspapers, you've seen or heard about the powerful tool MarketClub. Today I've been given some insider news...they're opening up a 2 week trial availiable for only a few days! What is normally priced at \$449.00, you can have access to for nothing!

### How to Apply Fibonacci Math to Real-World Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Fibonacci Techniques for Math Geeks -- and Everyone Else, Too - The word Fibonacci (pronounced fib-oh-notch-ee) can draw either blank stares or an enthusiastic response. There's hardly any in-between ground. But for those who ask how an esoteric mathematical relationship can apply to price charts and trading, here's a quick lesson. Everyone who uses Elliott wave analysis will sooner or later want to try using Fibo techniques, and Elliott Wave International's Jeff Kennedy has written about five of them in a Trader's Classroom column. For an example of why people are so fascinated by Fibonacci, read part of Kennedy's article here:

#### Tuesday, March 23, 2010

By: Christopher_Quigley

Judging from the contents of an increasing number of emails more and more investors are choosing to "actively" trade the market rather than simply "buy and hold" it. In the main, this is due to the fact that in a bear market the latter strategy creates losses that are difficult to accept long term. However another reason is that with limited business opportunity available investors are seeking "income" rather than capital gain from their investments.

Accordingly I set out below some parameters to help these new "traders" avoid the worse pitfalls and hopefully guide them towards the mindset required for long term success.

### Stock Market Lessons From Legendary Small Cap Investors / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Joseph_Dancy

It has been said that Shelby Davis was one of the best investors the public has never heard of—unlike the well known Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway fame.

### What's Your Investment IQ? / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Steve_Selengut

Many of the things you think you know about investing are part of a mythology designed to make you bounce around between investment products. Modern day "conventional wisdom" just isn't all that its cracked up to be. Concepts you worship are inaccurate; indices and averages you trust do not tell the complete story; the basic investment concepts still work --- but Wall Street won't tell you what they are.

### Video on How to Day Trade Spot Gold & Stock Indexes / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Last week was an exciting one for intra-day traders who follow the spot gold and major stock indexes.  Actually, since early November 2009 the market has been performing very well for us.

As we all know the market is consistently changing its price patterns and momentum from up, sideways to down, which in turn affects everyone’s trading results for any given month.

### Paper Trading Is Only Useful For Testing of Your Methodology / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

This is an excerpt from Elliott Wave International's free Club EWI resource, "What a Trader Really Needs to be Successful" -- a classic Special Report by EWI's president Robert Prechter.

By: EWI

### How to be a Contrarian Stock Market Investor / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Hans_Wagner

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

Contrarian investors believe that following the crowd leads to losses and missed opportunities. When the crowd reacts to news or speculation about a stock or the market, the price can rise of fall so far, that has mis-priced the value of the company or the market.

### Elliott Wave Principle Crash Course: There's No Going Back / InvestorEducation / Economic Theory

By: EWI

Wave Principle Crash Course: There's No Going Back

### Buffets Berkshire Hathaway New Investing Lessons for 2010 / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Nilus_Mattive

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Warren Buffett (and his business partner Charlie Munger, too). That’s why I eagerly await the release of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder reports.

By: EWI

### By Nico Isaac

For Elliott Wave International's chief commodity analyst Jeffrey Kennedy, the single most important thing for a trader to have is STYLE-- and no, we're not talking business casual versus sporty chic. Trading "style," as in any of the following: top/bottom picker, strictly technical, cyclical, or pattern watcher.

### Short-Term Interest Rates Create Long-Term Problems / InvestorEducation / US Interest Rates

By: Andy_Sutton

One of the first orders of business that goes on during most initial meetings with a mainstream financial advisor is an inventory of assets, income, and other particulars. What generally follows next is series of pie charts that lumps you into one of three or four categories along with ‘projections’ of your future wealth if you’ll only contribute \$3,000/year to that IRA for two decades. We’ve all heard the spiel. By contributing a mere pittance, you too can retire to millionaire acres in just 30 years.  While there have been many candidates for financial crime of the century (even though we’re only 10 years in), this one has to rank right up there.

By: EWI

### By Editorial Staff

The following article is an excerpt from Elliott Wave International's Trader's Classroom Collection.

### Sign-up for Perfect Portfolio Investing 2010 Webinar this Friday / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: INO

for those of us who don't want to look at our brokerage accounts every day.

### Income Investing And What You Really Know About It - Survey Results / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest

By: Steve_Selengut

The results are in! Roughly 260 people took the time to respond to the income investing survey and I thank y'all very much for being so generous with your time. First, the generalizations:

### How to Spot the Big Stock and Commodity Market Trends / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Every trader and investor I know would love to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. The reality is that this is not a winning solution, nor is it possible to do this on a consistent basis.

What we look for at MarketClub is to catch the sweet spot of the trend. The sweet spot is the 70% to 80% that's in the middle of a trend.

#### Sunday, February 07, 2010

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Last week was an incredible week for trading the intraday charts. With rising volume and volatility prices began to move up or down for extended periods of time allowing traders to profit from these powerful short term price swings.

### Educational ETF’s, Futures & CFD’s Low Risk Trading Setups Explained / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

I thought I would put this more detailed report on finding and trading low risk setups for gold, silver, oil indexes etc…. In short it does not matter what time frame you trade with or if you trade exchange traded funds, futures contracts or CFD’s (contract of difference).

This type of trading setup works for virtually every investment but I mainly focus on trading: Gold Futures, Gold ETFs, Gold CFD’s, and the SP500 & Dow 30 futures, ETF’s and CFD’s as I find they are very accurate and profitable.