Category Archive: Study

Aug 05

An Introduction To Trend Following On Stocks

In the 18 months I’ve been active on social media I’ve had an opportunity to engage with many portfolio managers, some of whom choose to share their insights and vast experience of managing client portfolios. I’m always particularly interested to learn from anyone who has been in the business longer than they might care to …

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Jul 18

Forbes Interview

This week I was interviewed by John Navin at Forbes where we talked about how I approach trend following, how to explain it to your neighbors, and some of the people who have influenced me. You can read it all here:- Forbes Interview        

Jun 28

The 25 Worst U.S. GDP Prints In History*

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My friends at J. Lyons Fund Management, Inc. tweeted an interesting table this morning:- 25 Worst Quarterly U.S. GDP Prints In History (see if you can spot the outlier) pic.twitter.com/T9WQsOLA3Q — J. Lyons Fund Mgmt. (@JLyonsFundMgmt) June 28, 2014 Upon recognizing most of those time periods in history I responded by noting the takeaway was …

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Jun 07

Random Thoughts

It’s nearly 9 years since I moved from the UK to the US and I’m still adjusting to the American way of life. The other day I had a VeryBritishProblems moment, being filled with abject terror when a cashier at the grocery store started talking to me, and not just the redundant ‘Did you find …

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Jun 02

How Relevant Are Indicators For Your Timeframe?

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When I posted on $FDX last week I had someone question “You would get long this after the run-up its had and the RSI breaking up through 70? Seems like risk/reward is shrinking quickly?” It’s a fair comment and I thought I’d expand on my answer which was simply that my timeframe was weeks/months, not …

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Jun 02

How To Find A Trading Style That Suits Your Personality

I was delighted to write another guest post for See It Market as part of their current Market Masters series. I took the opportunity to tackle the subject of matching your trading style to your personality as I feel we so often hear how important that concept is in trading, but no-one ever tells you …

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May 28

Random Thoughts

I was at a presentation today where a guy was saying that no matter what we believed might be happening out there; the fall of the Euro, China slowdown, inflation, deflation etc (he went through just about every economic scenario I never think of as being remotely relevant to what I do), that we are …

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Apr 13

The Mystery Of Martin’s Car (Or Why We Should Respect Overnight Futures Moves)

There’s a tendency for people to only believe something they see with their own eyes. Traders are no different. When they see things gap or trading at vastly different levels from where they last surveyed it, they might be inclined to fade it or treat it with disbelief as if it wasn’t real. A decade …

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