The idea behind dollar cost averaging is simple. Every month invest a set amount of money into the stock market. When the market is high, you’ll be able to afford fewer shares and when it’s low you’ll be able to buy more shares at a lower price. Over time, the stock market moves up, your […]
It’s about time I updated my list of best trading books so here is my selection of the 100 greatest trading and investing books of all time. I’ve read (or at least partly read) a lot of these and I’ve tried to put them in some sort of order as well. Not an easy task […]
This week we have seen a mini crash in the stock market indexes and an implosion of several short volatility ETNs. Mood in the stock market has quickly turned from exuberance to fear while some investors are ready to ‘buy the dip’. Conventional wisdom suggests that the best time to buy stocks is when there is […]
Because financial matters are rarely covered during high school, many people don’t understand the stock market or how to invest their money properly. This means that they are more vulnerable to investment scams. With the growth of the internet, and the current frothy state of global markets, these investment scams are unfortunately all too common. […]
When times are good the economy is strong and everyone has more money to spend. So is there any relationship between consumer spending and the stock market? A new research paper suggests there is and provides a novel way of measuring consumer spending on a daily basis. Instead of looking at more traditional measures (such […]
One of the hardest things to do in investing is to buy the market as it makes yet another new high. Intuitively it makes little sense. The only way to profit in the stock market is to sell something for more than you paid for it so why would you buy something that has been […]
Some investors focus on momentum stocks. Some look for value. Contrarian traders search out for the most hated or worst performing stocks. Recently, I came across the following graphic from Bloomberg which shows the 2017 performance of the 10 most shorted stocks in Asia:
I try to keep Marwood Research topped up with new trading strategies every month. This month, another interesting investment strategy has been added to our program called Mid Cap Winners. Mid Cap Winners is a medium term investing system designed for the mid cap space with an average holding period of around 60 days.
Sluggish growth and anaemic inflation has seen global commodity prices fall steadily in value since 2008. Because of this, and with stock markets reaching new record highs in 2017, commodity trading has gone out of fashion. Yet in the past, commodities have provided a good source of returns for both investors and active traders. Furthermore, […]
In this article I look at some interesting new research from Haoyu Xu that can be useful for both momentum investors and reversal traders. The research finds that morning returns positively predict next month returns (momentum) while afternoon returns negatively predict next month returns (reversals).