Tag Archive: $STUDY

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

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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Jan 16

Do You Like My Hat?

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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

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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

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“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

Success

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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Sep 17

It Might Get Loud

Well here it is. The most important Fed meeting since… the last one. I’ve been in markets since ’87 so I guess I’ve seen over 200 of these things come and go, and I can honestly say that when it comes to predicting it, analyzing it, and trading it, no-one has a clue. I’ll let …

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