Back in January 2017, Donald Trump had just become President and most pundits were forecasting a year of stock market volatility and interest rate hikes. As it turned out (despite terrorist attacks, natural disasters and provocative tweets) 2017 finished as one of the least volatile years in history.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The stock market cannot go up forever. At some point there will be another stock market crash and as always there will be some winners and some losers. In this article, I look at some techniques investors can use during a market crash and reveal two interesting strategies based on a recent academic paper. Tactics […]
In this article I implement Ray Dalio’s All Weather portfolio using popular ETFs and I back-test the strategy using Amibroker. The results show nice risk-adjusted returns for investors.
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%.
I have spent much of the morning reading Misbehaving: The Making Of Behavioral Economics by leading expert and professor, Richard H. Thaler. This is a book that offers a full introduction into behavioral economics whilst managing to still be entertaining and readable.