Tag Archive: $STUDY

Oct 26

Stocktoberfest 2014 – New Trends, New Friends

This weekend I’m on my way to Stocktoberfest, the annual event hosted by StockTwits’ Howard Lindzon. I love the intersection it represents of new trends, innovation, and markets, and I’m looking forward to it immensely, not only for the chance to meet and network with friends old and new, but also in anticipation of what …

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Oct 13

Could You Kill That Loss In Cold Blood?

(This is an updated version of a post originally published in March 2013.) Sometimes, when you’re developing a trading system and you’re looking back through the trades it took, you come to a ‘market event’ type of move, one where we might gap lower, or skid relentlessly, a flash crash, or an actual big-boy crash. …

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Aug 26

New Highs, New Fears

There’s a scary chart doing the rounds this morning. It wouldn’t be a new high without one. Take a look:- Let’s assume it’s well-intentioned, and it’s trying to give us some context of where we are in relation to previous occurrences. The implication is two-fold, that the markets will see a stunning reversal not dissimilar …

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Jun 02

How To Find A Trading Style That Suits Your Personality

Having interviewed many of the greatest ever traders over many years in his Market Wizard series, many of whom expressed the important role personality plays in trading, Jack Schwager dedicated an entire chapter to the subject in his latest offering ‘The Little Book Of Market Wizards’, and even went so far as to say “if …

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Jan 16

Do You Like My Hat?


Hi. Yes. Thanks for your interest. No problem, let me tell you all about it. It’s a proven methodology over many decades that in the long-run produces double-digit annual average returns without the drawdowns of buy and hold. Well yes it might sound very simple, that’s part of its appeal, and I know people think …

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Jan 06

Distance Yourself From The Noise


The faster something moves the further back you need to stand to be able to enjoy the action in relative safety. This is what it’s like for Warren Buffett to watch his portfolio:-   Here’s what it’s like for a trend follower, they get to witness some crazy action and still enjoy it, on very rare …

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Oct 22

Putting The Netflix Move Into Perspective


“Netflix tumbles to levels not seen since… Thursday.” That’s not a headline you’ll read anywhere but that’s one reality of what happened today. Let’s not sugar-coat it though, there’s no question that was one ugly session. I’m sure there have been fortunes made and lost today, and today’s session could become the stuff of legend …

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Sep 29


I was recently asked to take part in the Navallo.net series of interviews on success. Here is my contribution:- 1. How do you define success? Success is achieving what you set out to do. By definition, you first need a goal and a means to achieve it before you can conclude you have succeeded. 2. What is …

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