If you watch a lot of CNBC or read a fair amount of financial news you will no doubt have heard of the VIX Volatility Index, also known as the ‘fear index’. What is the Vix Index? The VIX is actually the ticker symbol for the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Market Volatility Index future and […]
I never recommend trading off tips. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your next door neighbour or Warren Buffett, if someone tells you to buy a stock you should always do your homework first before you put any of your own money on the line.
Recently, I have been doing more research into portfolio trading strategies, particularly those that are based on financial ratios such as PE ratios. I seem to like these strategies because they appear to be robust, possibly more so than purely technical trading systems. They appeal more strongly to my logical side, the part of my brain […]
I had a few spare moments so I thought I would play around with the Portfolio123 simulator and see if I could come up with any new trading ideas. Small Cap Investing Strategy Rules The first thing that came to mind was to look at ideas for small-caps, since smaller companies outperform larger ones over […]
Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world and it is not hard to argue him being the greatest investor the world has ever seen. Sure, there are money managers who have produced greater yearly returns over the course of 10 or 20 years but none have been able to compound wealth so well […]
I have spoken before that I am a fan of the Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) method for investing in stocks. Particularly as a way to invest a regular stream of income. In this article I present a new take on the traditional DCA approach and suggest a way investors can further improve their returns. I […]
I was just watching James Altucher on YouTube who said that buying a property is a bad investment choice. Wait, no. He didn’t say it was a bad investment choice. He said it was a bad lifestyle choice. So why would he say such a thing? Well, it seems to me that he’s talking firmly […]