Academia Needs To Stay Out of the Markets

In the world of trading and investing, there are two theories with which the financier will have to contend at one point or another. Two theories that have been created and pushed by academicians for quite some time. Those theories are: The Random Walk Theory and The Efficient Market Theory (Hypothesis). Let’s define both concisely.…

My Updated Views On The Markets

Needless to say, things have gotten pretty interesting since my last post concerning the markets. Not to gloat or anything like that, I did call the recent fall a month before it happened in this article¬†(click the link to view it). Now that things have changed, I’m gonna share what I think is likely to…

My Current Take On The Markets

What’s going down on the markets? As always, I use the S&P 500 to gauge overall sentiment, so here it goes. What you see here is a daily chart with a 4 year trend channel. The dotted line in the middle is the mean (very important). As you can see, prices have slumped off of…

The Hardest Part About Being a Trader

Often times, I’ve witnessed new traders enter the field and the thing they’d obsess most about is developing a “system” or method of some sort that will generate consistent profits. I was much the same way when I came into the game, but in all truth, that’s only about 10% of the battle of trading.…

Trading vs. Long-Term Value Investing

Often times, I receive inquiries from some of my readers as to the differences between being a trader and an investor. On the surface, these may seem to be synonymous terms but they aren’t and knowing the difference may save you a lot of heartache in the financial markets. Btw, I’m gonna speak only about…