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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Stop with the Good News!

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Useful Reading

“Defining the Link Between Risk and Leverage” (PDF). “Performance, Risk, and Correlation Characteristics” (PDF). “Top 100 Hedge Funds” (PDF).

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A Trader’s Self-Evaluation Checklist

Some key questions asked by Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. in his ‘A Trader’s Self-Evaluation Checklist’? Are trading losses often followed by further trading losses? Do you end up losing money in ‘revenge trading’ just to regain money lost? Do you

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Buckle Up!

A comment from here: “They have been unable to increase lending. Our fiscal operations have been largely targeted on the same markets – the lending markets. Unfortunately, the crux of this problem does not reside at the banking level, but

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Bernard Drury: “An Intrinsic Part of Trading”

Bernard Drury of Drury Capital writes in his May 10 newsletter: “While trading losses are never welcome, we know that encountering price corrections is an intrinsic part of trading these markets. As ever, [our] Program employs a disciplined approach to

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Come on WSJ

From WSJ this week: “Hedge funds known as trend followers – which chase market movements, rather than making fundamental investment decisions – also appear to have been hurt on bad trades.” Notice the not so subtle slap against trend following

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Earl Weaver: A Baseball Man

I grew up watching the Baltimore Orioles and can still pretty much from memory name their starting teams from the late 70s and early 80s Their manager at the time Earl Weaver, and he won a ton, believed in the

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Fannie Manipulation

From Fannie Mae: “Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America’s secondary mortgage market to enhance

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Drivel

This came into me: “Dear Mr. Covel, Being actively involved in Trading/Investment industry you might be interested in becoming aware of 11 new scientifically researched Elite Patterns for ETFs and stocks. Specialness of these patterns is that they potentiate great

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William Eckhardt: Wise ‘Price’ Trader

From William Eckhardt: “An important feature of our approach is that we work almost exclusively with price, past and current. One reason for this is that to make any progress in the early stages of quantitative investigation you usually have

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