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Jack Schwager On Why You're Investing Wrong
2 days ago by Fallible @ Fallible YouTube Channel

In this video Jack Schwager schools us on the importance of focusing on the RIGHT thing in markets — risk management. Too many amatuer investors are focused on the wrong thing when they’re trading. They’re obsessed with entries and finding the next hot stock. That’s part of the reason why there’s so many investing newsletters and youtube channels spitting out so many stock picks all the time. That’s what people want. But it’s not what they need… The best investors have win rates as low as 30%. So if that’s the case, does the specific investment you’re making matter as much as the need for proper risk management? The home runs are so rare, most of the time you’ll just be defending, trying not to lose. That’s why the best investors are so focused on their downside and risk management. Professionals understand that risk management and cutting loses are way more important than any other part of the investing process. They know they’re going to be wrong a lot, so they need to make ...

Top Ten Edges a Trader Can Have
6 days ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

We often hear of trading with an edge, but how do we know for sure we have an edge in our trading? How do we know that the odds are in our favor and that the more we trade, the more our accounts will grow?  An edge is a definable advantage over your competition. If I […]

Why I Am Not Worrying About Warren Buffett’s Record Stash of Cash
5 days ago by Dr. Duru @ Dr. Duru

A recent Business Insider (BI) heading warned boldly: “Why Warren Buffett’s record-breaking cash stockpile should have investors very worried.” The BI’s evidence comes in the form of a record stash of over $130B of idling cash combined with major indices, like the S&P 500 (SPY), at or near all-time highs. Putting the two observations together, […]

A trade that few retail traders know about but that most pros profit on
7 days ago by smbcapital @ SMB Capital

The trade we will share in this video from Mike Bellafiore, Co-Founder of SMB Capital, should help improve your trading. It also possesses the benefits of: Offering easy trades Clean technical analysis driven trades Offer excellent risk/reward Can make your month even in a slow month  The post A trade that few retail traders know about but that most pros profit on appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

Trade Like a Heavyweight Champion
8 days ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

This is a Guest Post by Akil Stokes There’s an old saying in the trading industry that goes “90% of traders will lose 90% of their money within the first 90 days of trading.” Whether these numbers are accurate is debatable, but something that we can all agree on is that the failure rate of prospective […]

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Deja Vu In Turkey: Currency Crisis And Corporate Insanity!
about 2 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

PepsiCo And Gilead: 2 Very Different CEO Departures
about 3 hours ago by SA Most Popular

Above the 40 (August 15, 2018) – A Still Shaky But Now Stretched Stock Market
about 5 hours ago by Dr. Duru @ Dr. Duru

AT40 = 47.0% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 53.0% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 14.6 Short-term Trading Call: neutral Commentary I typically consider the market stretched to the downside when AT40 (T2108), the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving […]

Sears: The Bleeding Won't Stop
about 6 hours ago by SA Most Popular

Home Depot: Assessing Its Chances To Deliver Alpha
about 6 hours ago by SA Most Popular

The Rise of Micro-Brands, the Retail Economy and New Millennial Investing Strategies
about 10 hours ago by Howard Lindzon @ Howard Lindzon

Big Commerce came by our Social Leverage Phoenix office a few months ago to interview me for their ecommerce online conference. They interviewed 20 ecommerce experts, entrepreneurs and investors on what’s working, what isn’t and where you should focus to blow past your revenue goals. I had the chance to talk about my strategies and fascination with investing, 8 to 80 stocks and brands, growth, startups, retail and ecommerce. Continu...

Semiconductors at Triangle Support; Dow Jones tags 50-day MA
about 13 hours ago by Declan Fallon @ Fallond Picks

Sellers returned today as bulls and bears tussle for control. With the constant back-and-forth, the short-term moves become more difficult to define, making it necessary to take a step back and look at the big picture.The Semiconductor Index is at one such juncture. The index finished the day at rising support defined by the April and July swing lows. Wednesday's spike low illustrates underlying demand - offering a buying opportunity; stops on a loss of 1,321. The initial target is 1,420 but a larger breakout could deliver a lot more. The only negative on the day was the net bearish turn in technicals as intermediate-term stochastics [39,1] crossed below the mid-line into bearish territory.  However, a rally to triangle resistance would likely reverse this.<a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kKSgH6T7-ZQ/W3SbIFhq4mI/AAAAAAAApE0/c20odoCuiVElXqzqFJVtkPUjAJ-pdjnOACLcBGAs/s1600/SOX_April15b.png" image...

Why Do Stocks Completely Reverse On Day 2
about 13 hours ago by smbcapital @ SMB Capital

One of the most popular trades on our desk is the “2nd Day Play”, which is a follow through trade of a stock with a news catalyst. Occasionally we see the complete opposite of this trade occur. In this video Steve explains why stocks will sometimes do complete 180s on Day 2 and how best to prepare for this scenario. The post Why Do Stocks Completely Reverse On Day 2 appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

How do I start the trading day green?
about 15 hours ago by Bella @ SMB Capital

A trader wrote to me seeking feedback on a trading problem he was having. Question to @MikeBellafiore … I noticed, that on most of my days I start in the red. The first couple of trades are usually losses and often I reach my set daily max loss before starting to see profits. What surprises me most, I usually recover ... Read More The post How do I start the trading day green? appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

Progress Report: Instagram Stories
about 15 hours ago by Alizah Farooqi @ Gartner L2

We took a look at how brands are faring with the not-so-new feature.

[Options] Stop Losses on Options Prices Have No Place in Responsible Risk Management
about 17 hours ago by Sean McLaughlin @ All Star Charts

In options trading, risk management starts with defined risk and ends with position sizing. “Stop Losses” — if used at all — center around price action of the underlying and give zero weight to the value of the option(s) itself. As an options trader, nothing makes me cringe more than hearing about traders “protecting” their […] The post [Options] Stop Losses on Options Prices Have No Place in Responsible Risk Management appeared first on All Star Charts.

LA area Port Traffic Mostly Unchanged YoY in July
about 17 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported - and usually some hints about the trade report since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation's container port traffic.The following graphs are for inbound and outbound traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in TEUs (TEUs: 20-foot equivalent units or 20-foot-long cargo container). To remove the strong seasonal component for inbound traffic, the first graph shows the rolling 12 month average. <img alt="LA Area Port Traffic" border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aU24Xz8NUa4/W3Rk-LfyyeI/AAAAAAAAvvY/DMoxquiaqCUXk...

Earlier from the NY Fed: Manufacturing "Business activity remained robust in New York State"
about 18 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity remained robust in New York State, according to firms responding to the August 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed three points to 25.6. New orders and shipments grew strongly, and firms reported an increase in unfilled orders. Delivery times continued to lengthen, and inventories held steady. Labor market indicators pointed to solid gains in employment and longer workweeks. Price indexes were little changed and remained elevated, indicating ongoing significant price increases. Looking ahead, firms stepped up their capital spending plans and were fairly optimistic about the six-month outlook.…The index for number of employees edged lower, but at 13.1, pointed to a pickup in employment levels. The average wor...

Episode #117: Steve Lockshin, “We Think the Estate and Tax Planning Levers are the Most Important Levers to Push on for Clients”
about 18 hours ago by Meb Faber @ Meb Faber

Episode #117: “We Think the Estate and Tax Planning Levers are the Most Important Levers to Push on for Clients” Guest: Steve Lockshin. Steve is a Founder and Principal of AdvicePeriod and former Chairman of Convergent Wealth Advisors, a company he founded in 1994.  Steve helped pioneer the independent advisory industry, building one of the … Continued The post Episode #117: Steve Lockshin, “We Think the Estate and Tax Planning Levers are the Most Important Levers to Push on for Clients” appeared first on Meb Faber Research - Stock Market and Investing Blog.