One of the more intractable trader behaviours is the inability to let go of something that was once a good idea and which no longer is. I have spoken before about the desire of traders to cling to legacy trends in the vain hope that the glory days for a particular instrument will return. In…Details
Unfortunately, when it comes to understanding random phenomena, our intuition often lets us down. Take a look at the image below. Before you read the caption, see if you can pick out the data set generated using truly uniform random numbers for the coordinates of the dots (i.e., for each point, independent of the others,…Details
This list is taken from the following article – Seven considerations before selling shares 1. You have achieved your investment goals 2. The investment case has changed 3. It’s time to rebalance 4. You have made a mistake 5. Be alert. Is it your emotions selling? 6. Consider taxes and costs 7. Enjoy the journey…Details
The capacity to execute under pressure is one of the key components of any high performance endevour. In trading vapour locking at the wrong time can see the end of your career.
Sensible lessons about life and investing in general are few and far between. The big money is not in the buying and the selling, but in the waiting. People calculate too much and think too little. Those who keep learning, will keep rising in life. (also: If you keep learning all the time you have…Details
Ask a novice what the most important thing in trading is and you will probably get the response – it’s whatever moving average is flavour of the day. Wrong – it is how you manage both your trades and yourself. Markets can generate extraordinary wealth but they can also take that wealth away if you…Details
Victor Sperandeo is a legendary trader and excellent financial commentator based in the USA. Sperandeo has over 45 successful years on Wall Street in trading independently with his own money and on behalf of big names and other notable investors such as Leon Cooperman and George Soros. He has managed futures trading for EAM Group…Details