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Has Buffett hit the Buffers?

June 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The most famous investor of today has to be Warren Buffett.  His acolytes hang on his every word and try desperately to emulate his methods – and with their succes usually falling short in the process. When asked for his favourite time scale for holding a share, he famously replied: For Ever! And that approach has stood him (and his sidekick Munger) in good stead [...]

This is why market sentiment is supreme

May 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last time, I explained at length why your views are not nearly as important in forecasting the price path as that of the other traders.  Unless you have more funds available than hedge funds, central banks and governments put together, your trading will have precious little impact on the current price. So who sets the price? This is a common question among the [...]

Stock market action – it’s hair-raising!

May 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hair-raising is the word for it – trading the US stock indexes I mean and is a day trader’s dream with daily Dow moves of many hundreds of pips.  Yes, I sometimes engage in very short-term trading, but my main interest is in trading the major swings that can last anywhere from a week to a few months. But here is a great example of how I day trade. Of course, [...]

GBP takes a pound-ing

April 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Regular readers know that I make a special focus on forecasting major trend changes in my swing trading approach. Not only does that give me the opportunity to take maximum profits from the old trend, but also gives  me the ability to jump on the new trend at a very early stage. For most traders, this is the ideal position to be in.  To achieve this, I use my Tramline [...]

The Fed will raise on Wednesday

March 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

US short term interest rates are still rising fast.  Last year, I noted this process was starting and suggested that the soaring stock market would one day soon take note. And on January 29, the Dow and S&P finally got the message.  Better late than never, I suppose. That sudden awareness resulted in the 13% mini-crash in February.  But, as is normal, the [...]
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