Analysis Topic: Investor & Trader EducationThe analysis published under this topic are as follows.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Jared Dillian writes: This week’s big news, of course, continues to be the massive revaluation of the Swiss franc (CHF). It’s perhaps the first instance of a G10 currency going up 16% in a single day.
From a strategy standpoint, there really is only one way to interpret this, as many people already have: it’s the end of central bank omnipotence.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Brett Aitken writes: There is a simple path to wealth...
It doesn't require much work. It doesn't require much knowledge. You don't have to be lucky, or even all that good.
You just have to learn one simple concept: capital efficiency.Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: I met a legend over the weekend...
He's a now-retired international sports hero.
I don't want to share his name today, because he told me quietly that he could use some financial help, and he probably wouldn't want that word out in public.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy explains many ways to use this basic tool
The following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy's eBook, Trading the Line -- 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. You can download the 14-page eBook here.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Pretend you are a corn trader. As such, you have two choices: have a position in corn futures or own physical corn.
It may seem silly to even consider owning physical corn, because corn futures are easy to trade—just click a button on your screen. But assume you have a grain elevator, and whether you own futures or physical corn is all the same to you. How do you decide which you prefer?Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Trading Markets - 3 Ways to Identify Support and Resistance - 5 Chart Examples / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade
Today's lesson considers three ways to identify price support and resistance in the markets you trade.
- Previous highs and lows
- Trendline support
- Fibonacci Ratios
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: Right now, one of my stocks is crashing...
What should I do?
What do you do in that situation? You know you will face this situation sometime with one of your stocks, if you haven't faced it already.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: The latest research from DALBAR is very graphic…
Over the past 20 years, individual investors averaged a measly 2.53% a year, versus the S&P 500, which chalked up 9.02%. In other words, your average annual return was 6.49% less than what it could have been each year. Ouch.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Central Banks and Government Policies Control the Markets Myth / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest
Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part X)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market
You may remember that after the 2008-2009 crash, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did they fail?
And more importantly, will they warn us of a new approaching doomsday, should there be one?Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: Many investors are trying to time the markets, especially lately with concerns over low oil prices, global woes, and Chinese growth in the headlines.
I totally get where they’re coming from. The idea of picking market tops and bottoms is very seductive.
But they may as well try to catch falling knives…Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, December 05, 2014
In today’s Outside the Box the redoubtable James Montier of GMO lifts his lance to prick the underbelly of the Mighty SVM. (That’s Shareholder Value Maximization, for you newbies.) “The world’s dumbest idea” (among many candidates in the world of finance), says James, citing none other than “Neutron Jack” Welch in support.
After noting that taking on SVM “is a little like criticizing motherhood and apple pie,” James sets right to work, tracing the monster’s birth to an editorial by Milton Friedman in 1970, in which Saint Milton wrote, “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits...”Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Anthony Garner writes:
Using a simple system it is said to be possible to achieve a better risk adjusted return than would be achieved by buy and hold. Maximum drawdown may be less severe and standard deviation may be lower.
Much is made by the retail investment community (and indeed others who should know better) of the advantages of algorithmic market timing based on limited testing over limited timeframes and over an even more limited number of instruments.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
A big grin lit up my face when I opened my trading screens recently.
I was looking at the chart for Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: EKSO). The company was trading at right around $1.81 per share at midday on Monday.
That means it was close to a double from where I initially recommended it as our first human augmentation target to members of my Total Wealth research service.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Porter Stansberry writes: Today, I'm going to show you one of the most advanced investment skills you could ever master...
But I don't want to tell you upfront what today's lesson is about. I want to see if you can figure it out yourself. So don't skip ahead.
Think of today's essay as a test. As I always say... there is no such thing as teaching, there is only learning. And there's a hugely valuable investment lesson – the most valuable secret of all – below...
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Shah Gilani writes: Seasoned investors know there are ways a trade can go wrong for you – that's why thorough research and tight investing discipline are so important.
But, the truth is, there's only one surefire way to lose your shirt, only one move that's absolutely, positively guaranteed to cost you money.
And it's a shockingly easy play to make. In fact, as of 2014, more than 52% of Americans have made this fatal trading mistake.Read full article... Read full article...