30-years ago it was considered irresponsible to use a market timing strategy to try and outperform the S&P 500. In recent years as investors have started to gain increased levels of access to historical data and the tools to develop effective trading models, it might now be considered irresponsible to not use a market timing […]
Blair Hull is a legend of Wall Street and a former professional blackjack player. He was named by Worth magazine as one of Wall Street’s 25 smartest players and by Forbes magazine as one of the most successful traders of the last 40 years. Today, Hull operates a number of ventures including an ETF that attempts […]
I recently finished reading the book A Man For All Markets by Ed Thorp. I have to say that I think this could be one of the best trading books ever written! Why? Simply because Ed Thorp is a true trading legend and in this book he details how he went about beating not just the […]
In this article I take a look at some timeless investing advice from Peter Lynch. Lynch is an American investor who ran the Magellan Fund at Fidelity Investments between 1977 and 1990. He’s one of the most successful fund managers of all time averaging an annual return for Magellan of 29.2%.
Technical analysis refers to the study of past price action to predict future market moves. It makes use of charts, trading volume, and other statistical or mathematical indicators to gauge how the market might behave, based on the concept that the fundamentals of an asset are reflected in its historical price action.
In this post I take a look at one of the greatest traders of all time, Jesse Livermore. Jesse was famously profiled in the classic investing tome Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, a book that has been called the best trading book every written. This is a long piece, clocking in at around 9,000 words and it covers […]
In the classic trading book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Jesse Livermore spoke a little bit about a professional gambler called Pat Hearne. Pat would treat the markets like a casino game (such as roulette, faro or blackjack) and his strategy was to make a series of calculated bets, always looking for small, sure wins.
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 […]
Jesse Livermore, aka the Boy Plunger, aka the Great Bear of Wall Street, is one of the great American stock traders. He made (and lost) several million dollar fortunes buying and short selling stocks in the early 20th century and traded through the great Wall Street crashes of 1907 and 1929. His book ‘Reminiscences of […]
If you want to be successful at investing or trading you need to find your own way. I don’t see much point subscribing to any of these stock picking services or ‘Guru’ picks. (Unless of course they are used to educate yourself as to how to find good trades.) That being said, one of my […]