Trading Systems

There are countless investing rules, mantras and cliches out there ranging from extremely useful to downright dangerous.  One of the most widely accepted and potentially detrimental to your portfolio is, “Buy low, sell high.” When taken literally, of course, to make a profit you must sell a stock… Read More

Like position sizing, “sell” rules are one of the most underrated, ignored and overlooked areas of investing. You can find nearly anyone giving their opinion on whether to buy this stock or that stock. But when it comes to actually selling a position, you’ll often hear nothing but… Read More

It’s almost time to close the books on 2015, and I have no doubt many investors are frustrated. The market has suffered sickening bouts of volatility with very little to show for it — the S&P 500 is up just 1.5% year to date. Of course, there are… Read More

If you want to start an argument, find adherents of technical analysis and adherents of fundamental analysis and ask them which investing approach is better. The technical analysts will tell you a close read of a company’s financial statements won’t help you know whether a stock represents a… Read More