Analysis Topic: Investor & Trader EducationThe analysis published under this topic are as follows.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
These days there's no shortage of books about trading. You could read for months before you find a book that applies to your trading style.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Keep this goal in mind as you read on: solid income and growth with minimal risk and no catastrophic losses. Just tuck it in the back of your head.
Subscriber Brian A. wrote sharing a common concern:
"I subscribe to your newsletter for the purpose of diversifying my portfolio as well as taking more responsibility for my investment future. … I look at the soaring S&P and Dow and wonder if both are appreciating from strong fundamentals, or from the Fed's easy money policy. … I listen to my broker who spouts out information of a resurgence of manufacturing coming back to US soil and (says) equities are the place to be for the near future. The other side spouts banks are insolvent, businesses are closing, (and) if it wasn't for the Fed propping things up we would be in a recession. Some say we are in a recession. I would like to see you devote an article on the subject of the 'don't worry be happy' crowd verses the 'doom and gloom' crowd."Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, April 04, 2014
You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” In that same vein: What is worse than being at risk? You guessed it! Not knowing you’re at risk.
For many investors, portfolio diversification is just that. They think they are protected, only to find out later just how at risk they were.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, March 28, 2014
How To Overcome Stock Market “Investing Fear” And Finally Get Started / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest
Shah Gilani writes:Today, I want to tell you a story.
It’s a true story that also illustrates how the advice I often give to investors can help them reach their financial goals.
As you know, I have more than 30-years professional trading experience (I mean real big money trading). And folks often ask me, “How do I get started?”Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, March 17, 2014
By Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist
When I started working for Doug Casey almost 10 years ago, I probably knew as much about investing as the average Joe, but I now know that I knew absolutely nothing then about successful speculation.
Learning from the international speculator himself—and from his business partner, David Galland, to give credit where due—was like taking the proverbial drink from a fire hose. Fortunately, I was quite thirsty.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Predicting Human Behavior - Social Mood Conferencel , Get the Socionomic Edge / InvestorEducation / Trader PsychologyFind out how at the 4th Annual Social Mood Conference
Robert Prechter forecasted more than 10 years ago that the War on Drugs would become more violent, leading eventually to the decriminalization of the possession and sale of recreational drugs. The Socionomist followed up in 2009 with an in-depth story by Euan Wilson called "The Coming Collapse of a Modern Prohibition." We published an update in November 2013, "Marijuana: The Mood Shifts, and Decades of Prohibition Go Up in Smoke," that was a timely reminder just before marijuana stocks exploded in early 2014. The recent rush of new state laws to decriminalize pot bears out these forecasts.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
5 Red Flags to Notice When Working with an Financial Advisor / InvestorEducation / Learning to Invest
You don’t have to be an expert at ferreting out a bad financial advisor; if you were, you probably wouldn’t need one in the first place. Thankfully, you don’t need to become an expert in finance to spot the red flags. We’ll go over a few key warning signs here.Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Shah Gilani writes: I've written about the dangers of relying on stockbrokers before.
You see, most stockbrokers aren't traders, and they aren't analysts, but salesmen. They usher clients into financial products with little regard for their individual financial situation or the broader markets.
That doesn't make them bad people. In fact, I have friends who are stockbrokers, and they're nice people.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, March 07, 2014
How Understanding Market Psychology Can Help You Time the Market / InvestorEducation / Trader Psychology
Two economic reports hit the newswires Thursday morning (March 6). Both were important, yet each one had the opposite implication for the trend.
The market chose one report over the other, and the question is, why -- and what can we learn from that?Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
What would you do if we told you that a financial crisis was coming? Specifically, let's drill down to a single bank stock and say that we knew for certain that Wells Fargo's (WFC) share price would drop by more than 70%. Moreover, this price decline wasn't necessarily going to be capricious in nature as Wells Fargo's earnings would also drop by roughly 75% for the year. We didn't know when this time would come, but rest assured it was coming.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Chris Rowe wites: As I noted last week, bull market tops are often characterized by a breakdown of the sector that had led the market higher (like tech stocks in 2000 or financial stocks in 2007).
Another clue in our hunt for the top is the concentration of leadership to individual sectors. When we get near major (or even intermediate) bull market tops, we tend to see one sector (or sometimes two related sectors) breaking clearly away from the others.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Confidence Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Let’s hear it for brain damage. The Journal of Economic Literature reported that with regard to investments “frontal damage can result in superior decisions,” in the article “Neuroeconomics: How Neuroscience Can Inform Economic".
At least that is what the authors—Colin Camerer of the California Institute of Technology’s Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Social and Decision Sciences, and Drazen Prelec of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloane School of Management—believe, even though such damage results in poorer overall decision-making ability.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: In their effort to capture all the profit they can, many investors focus exclusively on buying stocks. That's too bad because it means they're missing out on half the profits - literally.
I say that because the markets move in two directions - up and down - which means there's plenty of profits to be had in both directions.Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Four Biggest Mistakes Traders Make - Failure to Control Risk / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade
This is part three of a five part series of the four biggest mistakes traders and investors make which costs them time, money and usually self-confidence when trading stocks, ETF’s or futures trading strategies.Read full article... Read full article...