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Murphy’s Laws

John Murphy has been a technical analyst on both TV and for Stockcharts.com for decades. He has also published numerous books (read odes to magic tools) on the subject. The following are a set of rules he generated. Compare these rules to those of Michael Steinhardt and remember Steinhardt was an actual trader with an…

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Michael Steinhardt Part Two

These rules were pulled from a speech he gave – 1. Make all your mistakes early in life: The more tough lessons you learn early on, the fewer (bigger) errors you make later. A common mistake of all young investors is to be too trusting with brokers, analysts, and newsletters who are trying to sell…

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Sleep

I have posted before about the lack of sleep on high performance. This interesting ditty from the WSJ looks at those folks who dont seem to need much in the way of sleep but still manage to perform well.

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CFDs again

Recently an article popped up on our Mentor Program graduate forum by Scott Pape who writes for the Herald Sun in Melbourne and undoubtedly it was syndicated nationally. Traditionally, I tend to let these sort of things slide simply because of the standing of the Herald Sun somewhere between a Harvey Norman catalogue, a chip…

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Sleep

I have posted before about the lack of sleep on high performance. This interesting ditty from the WSJ looks at those folks who dont seem to need much in the way of sleep but still manage to perform well.

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CFDs again

Recently an article popped up on our Mentor Program graduate forum by Scott Pape who writes for the Herald Sun in Melbourne and undoubtedly it was syndicated nationally. Traditionally, I tend to let these sort of things slide simply because of the standing of the Herald Sun somewhere between a Harvey Norman catalogue, a chip…

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Realism in returns

Recently there has been a discussion on our mentor forum regarding trading for income versus trading for capital growth. I have been party to many such discussions over the years and one thing that tends to be common in all of them is the notion that returns are linear. For example if a CAGR of…

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Realism in returns

Recently there has been a discussion on our mentor forum regarding trading for income versus trading for capital growth. I have been party to many such discussions over the years and one thing that tends to be common in all of them is the notion that returns are linear. For example if a CAGR of…

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Summation of the Dow

Dow Jones Industrial Average   Long term data · Highest intraday level (12419.71 at 12:08:49 on 4.1.11) since June 6, 2008. · Down 1787.81 points, or 12.62%, from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007. · Up 13.27% from 52 weeks ago. · Up 89.04% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on…

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Reading List

Okay blogophytes time to makes yourselves a little smarter.   I am currently ripping through the following books –   Traders, Guns and Money: Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives Revised edition (Financial Times Series)   The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis   Michael Lewis wrote one of…

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Reading List

Okay blogophytes time to makes yourselves a little smarter. I am currently ripping through the following books – Traders, Guns and Money: Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives Revised edition (Financial Times Series) The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis Michael Lewis wrote one of my favourite books of…

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