Last week saw the main stock averages continue their upward price run with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq all posting all-time record highs.
What matters most to history are not the steady trends but the unexpected shocks that change the world the moment they occur. Such events are inherently unpredictable even though they always seem explainable after the fact.
I recently wrote an article for Seeking Alpha on 5 of my favourite foreign (ADR) shares on the market at the moment. These are all ADRs (American Depositary receipts) listed on the NYSE, the last one is on the Nasdaq: 5 Top Foreign Stocks With US stock markets at record highs there has been a […]
Last November, at a price of $80 a share, I wrote an article for Seeking Alpha saying 3D Systems (DDD) had entered an extremely overbought state which could only end in a significant share price correction. Although the share price proceeded to fall around 13% after I made the claim, 3D Systems ended up going […]
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 […]
US stock markets reversed losses on Monday after ISM non-manufacturing numbers came out and Billionaire investor Warren Buffett spoke enthusiastically about the state of American business. A contraction in Chinese manufacturing, and continuing violence in Ukraine, caused markets to open lower but stock markets were not in the red for too long and managed to […]
The best way to eliminate emotion and subjectivity from trading is to bring in rules that can be used to identify the best times to enter and exit from trading positions. The difficulty when implementing fundamental trading strategies is that obtaining historical, fundamental data for stocks is particularly expensive. Fortunately, using the models at portfolio123.com […]
Profitable investing can be stressful so a share trading strategy with rules is often preferable to one that is based on hunch or analyst advice. Using rules to trade has a number of advantages. For one, we can trade completely unbiased and objectively. This means we can backtest our trading rules over many years of […]