All system developers and traders should keep a notepad on their desk so that they can write down their ideas and keep a record of any back-testing that they do. I don’t know what it is, but there is something about writing down on pad and paper that engages the mind far more so than inputting into a spreadsheet. Read more »
Stocks don’t move in a single direction and if you have enough reason to believe that share prices are about to go down, then there are ways to profit from betting against them. However, betting against stocks is much trickier compared to going long and there are several factors to consider before you short. Read more »
In my weekly segment where I take a look at recent trade ideas from across the web and give some of my own picks, I have another batch of setups to keep tabs on. This week we have 7 setups to keep an eye on.
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If stock picking was as simple as ticking off a few boxes it would be too easy.
However, in the book Thinking Fast and Slow, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman suggests that simple checklists and algorithms are often more effective than complex models. Read more »
In my weekly segment where I take a look at recent trade ideas from across the web and give some of my own picks, I have another batch of setups to keep tabs on. Read more »
In this article I look at the advantages of a barbell trading strategy and then I put the strategy to the test using historical stock data. As you will see there are some pros and cons to using this technique.
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Welcome to a new weekly segment where I take a look at recent trade ideas from across the web and give some of my own picks too. This week, it’s all about Trump’s inauguration and earnings season. Keep reading for some of the best trade ideas that I’ve found. Read more »
Conventional wisdom suggests that a reverse stock split is generally bad for a company’s stock. That’s because reverse splits are usually undertaken when a stock is in danger of being delisted.
But is there any actual evidence that reverse stock splits lead to bad investment returns? And if there is, might you be able to make money from shorting reverse split stocks? Read more »
What matters most to history are not the steady trends but the unexpected shocks that change the world the moment they occur. Such events are inherently unpredictable even though they always seem explainable after the fact. Read more »
Although I love to test trading systems and write about new trading ideas the last couple of months I have been doing a lot of reading about Charlie Munger and his mental models.
Mental models, in essence, are ideas or concepts that help us understand how the world works. I’ve found that learning about these concepts can really help improve all areas of your life including trading and investing. Read more »