Stock markets finished higher last week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up just over 100 points and the benchmark indexes climbing around 2% in what was a shortened week thanks to the public holiday. This was one of the best weekly performances since March.
With markets down around 10% in 2015 it could be argued that this is not yet a true crash. Investors appear to be so conditioned to upward gains that they consider even a small correction as a major crash. Yet, it is recent price action that experienced investors are most worried about and the omens […]
End-of-day trading simply means to make trading decisions very near to, or after the markets close. It’s essentially the opposite of day trading.
Trading systems fail all the time I’d spent hours, days, weeks, months. Testing, optimising, fine-tuning. I’d read books, journals, blogs, studied the market, stared at quote screens and charts till my eyes were red and I could see them repeating in my sleep. I ate, slept and breathed the markets. I hated the weekends. Whenever Saturday […]
Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world and it is not hard to argue him being the greatest investor the world has ever seen. Sure, there are money managers who have produced greater yearly returns over the course of 10 or 20 years but none have been able to compound wealth so well […]
I was just watching James Altucher on YouTube who said that buying a property is a bad investment choice. Wait, no. He didn’t say it was a bad investment choice. He said it was a bad lifestyle choice. So why would he say such a thing? Well, it seems to me that he’s talking firmly […]
Today’s post was going to be about trading systems but half way through writing it my nine month old MacBook Pro decided to freeze and give up completely. Hard disk failure seems to be the cause — and for the second time in a couple of months; which gives the impression that there’s something more serious going on. A […]
Ever since the release of Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, the interest in algorithmic trading has gone up another notch. But there is good reason for this because algorithms really are taking over the world and taking over Wall Street in particular. Src: Perpetual Tourist Most people talk of algorithmic trading and automatically think of HFT […]
US stock markets fell yesterday indicating a new stock market warning with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping -0.25% while the Nasdaq sank -0.28% and the S&P 500 fell -0.11%. The fall comes after four days of rallies took global markets to a record value of $63.8 trillion and saw the S&P 500 hit another […]