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.
Visa Inc. ($V) is a multinational financial services company that facilitates the transfer of funds around the world via Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. If you didn’t already know that you must be living on another planet because Visa is everywhere. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to buy the stock today.
How much money would you have made if you’d invested $500 a month into Apple stock over the last 15 years? What about other major US companies like General Electric, JP Morgan or Visa? Is this even a good investment strategy? In this article, I find out.
With everyone talking about the Federal Reserve this week, there is an awful lot of noise surrounding what the Fed will or won’t do. It’s at times like these where it pays to keep a bit of perspective and remember to not do anything rash. Following are a number of charts that I have compiled […]
When it comes to investing in stocks, I like to look at things that others might miss. Things that are not so easily defined or measured, you could say. Many investors, for example, look at the PE ratio of a company or the items on it’s balance sheet. Some investors might look at chart patterns, or […]
In this article, I look at a simple way to add ETFs to your trading system so you can hedge a portfolio without having to use the custom back-test interface.
When you’re new to investing it can be difficult to separate out the noise from the truth. There is a whole industry out there dedicated to keeping you updated with market events, telling you which stocks to buy, which stocks to dump, and when to do so.
I don’t know why but I was lying in bed last night thinking about confirmation bias in stocks. So I thought I’d write a post about it. See, if you don’t know what confirmation bias is, you might be making all sorts of little mistakes without even knowing it.
The price-to-earnings ratio, or PE ratio, is one of the simplest but most popular financial ratios for estimating the value of a stock. Even though the PE ratio is simple, it’s an amazingly useful tool. In fact, a study by Merrill Lynch found that 33% of professional investment managers consider the PE ratio before investing in a company. […]
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a fan of quantitative trading methods. I’m not a very good discretionary trader so I get around that fact by using rules to make investment decisions. It pays off since it stops me second-guessing my trades and getting out at precisely the wrong time (which is […]