Category Archive: Study

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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Mar 26

A Quick Pep-Talk, and Exits in $MCK, $GNTX

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Another two exit signals tonight making it seven on the week. Hopefully even as the market continues to come under pressure and the exit signals come, you don’t feel a sense of loss but rather triumph when you stop to look back at the scoreboard. You should. This week we’ve had exits in $ATHN +20.1%, …

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