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 »
Recently I have been re-reading the book Quantitative Technical Analysis by Dr. Howard Bandy. This is a hefty book filled with quality information and important ideas on the topic of system development. Read more »
No matter your political view there is no doubt that the financial markets are more nervous about a Trump victory than a Clinton win. This is exemplified by recent price movements in safe haven assets like gold, the US dollar and stocks.
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In the provocative book, The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb reminds us that it is often easier (and more useful) to try and disprove something than it is to prove something is categorically true. The best way to do this is through experiments.
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I wanted to write an article to explain some of the processes I go through when trading US stocks. Since August was a particularly quiet month with only a few winners I have decided to go back to a trade I made in July in Omnova Solutions ($OMN). Read more »
We got a few things right last week. Stock markets continued their momentum after breaking to new highs, DRDGOLD sold off as expected and breakout pick CUDA rallied nicely. If only it was always that easy.
This week I am travelling but I have been able to come up with a few more setups which you will find below. Read more »
We took some good trades last week, the cream of the crop being $OMN which continued to surge after posting strong earnings.
This week should be interesting with the S&P 500 a whisker away from record highs. Read more »