Apparently retail is dead….

According to financial journalists and various others, we are staring into the abyss of a recession and things will never be good again. So here is a question, why then are almost all listed retail stocks showing strong gains for the YTD. The exception being RFG which has apparently been naughty with its franchisees. Word…

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Short-sale constraints and stock price crash risk

We examine the relation between short-sale constraints and stock price crash risk. To establish causality, we take advantage of a regulatory change from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Regulation SHO pilot program, which temporarily lifted short-sale constraints for randomly designated stocks. Using Regulation SHO as a natural experiment setting in which to apply a…

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2020 Porsche Taycan EV Review

Befitting the Taycan’s status as a performance-oriented EV, trying to describe the acceleration is an all-you-can-eat grab bag of cliché and hyperbole. Power was enigmatically quoted as “over 600 horsepower,” with the zero-to-60-mph sprint claimed to slide comfortably under the three-second mark. In keeping with Porsche’s tradition of underrating the official figures, the one we…

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Can We Rely on Our Intuition?

“I go with my gut feelings,” says investor Judith Williams. Sure, you might think, “so do I,”— if the choice is between chocolate and vanilla ice cream. But Williams is dealing with real money in the five and six figures. Williams is one of the lions on the program The Lions’ Den, a German television show akin…

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Neuroscience Says Your Body and Mind Get Stronger When You Focus on This 1 Thing

Most people realize that the mind and body are connected into a feedback loop. “A healthy mind in a healthy body” is why psychologists and physicians alike recommend sensible eating and regular exercise. Neuroscientists, however, recommend a different approach. Because they know that body-centric lifestyle changes (like diet and exercise) are difficult to maintain, they recommend starting…

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Loss Aversion Again

The topic of loss aversion made an appearance briefly in my reading list again last week and as usual, the author hadn’t really thought about the problem and had merely parroted the usual stuff as to why traders cant take losses. For those who are unfamiliar with the basis for loss aversion it simply states …

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Whats The Best Form Of Market Exposure?

I have mentioned before that the only thing I got from Australian history at school aside from our national preoccupation with celebrating defeat (Gallipoli) and eulogising drunken brawls (Rum Rebellion and Eureka Stockade) was the fact that the people who made the real money from our various gold rushes were the people who sold the…

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An Adrenaline Rush Like No Other – by Jason McIntosh

Louise Bedford here. Jason McIntosh continues to enthral blog subscribers with his top articles. Here’s another one from Jason called… An Adrenaline Rush Like No Other – by Jason McIntosh “GET ME CALLS … GET ME CALLS!” was the war cry from the spot Aussie dealer. Australia’s trade numbers had just come out, and they…

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Perfection is the Enemy of Excellence

All of trading is a compromise based upon what you want out of the market and what the market can give you at any given time. It is at this early point in my section that people begin to get frustrated because they become obsessed in part by the need for perfection. Trading is not…

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The Day My Life Changed Forever – by Jason McIntosh

Louise Bedford here. I’m so excited to introduce my friend, Jason McIntosh to you. Jason is an independent trader and he’s going to share some specific strategies so that you could make the most out of the markets today. I’m sure you’ll love this series of articles by Jason…. The Day My Life Changed Forever…

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