Its that time of the year again when we have a look at the annual table of results for various instruments which has been cobbled together from various sources.
One of the difficulties that new investors face is the extraordinary range of investing strategies that are presented to them. These strategies are often presented as gospel from what new traders would perceive to be sources of authority. One of the oldest chestnuts that I absolutely abhor is the notion of dollar cost averaging which…Details
Yeah, yeah… usually I’m saying “Move, Act, Hurry”… but today, I want to consider the power of putting on the brake. Generally, procrastination is the language of the poor. It’s a key difference between the way the rich and the poor think. The rich aim to learn a new skill, implement it immediately, and reinforce…Details
Of all of the lies my traders tell themselves, the one that shows up the most frequently is “I don’t think I can do this”. Even though I can see with complete clarity that they have everything they need to become an exceptional trader, their own self doubt steps in the way and barricades their…Details
One of the most interesting things about markets is that they are not an homogeneous ecology – those who lack experience in trading or investing tend to speak about equity markets as if every segment is exactly the same as every other segment. It is obvious that the market is split into segments based upon…Details
I caught a news snippet on the radio on the way back from the gym and the way they were talking it sounded as if all domestic banks had dropped to zero, shut up shop and someone had come around and kicked the MD’s puppy to death. Doesnt look like it according to the reality…Details
I have been spending some more time playing with the data set below which I looked at last week within the context of long term returns for the All Ordinaries. One of the issues that is difficult for traders to come to grips with is the lumpiness of returns that are generated by trading systems.…Details
I have been having a bit of a play with the All Ordinaries yearly returns since 1901 and I cobbled together the table below which I have coloured red and blue. Red is those years where the return is below the average of 9.8% and blue is those years of above average return. What is…Details