All else being equal, a trader with poor stock selection and sound risk management will outperform and survive longer than the trader with great stock selection and poor risk management.
First, even if you don’t trade currencies (and most people don’t), they can have a big influence on the stock market. Moves in the foreign-exchange markets impact companies operating outside the U.S. They can also move commodity prices and related stocks.
Many of us will rush towards established companies that have already proven themselves. These include the BATs and the FANGs. However, these types of companies may have pricey stocks that may be beyond the means of the average investor who is just starting out. In this case, you may swing towards shares that have a lower entry point. But how do you know whether a stock is right for you?
Our approach is based on deep-dive research, and Asia has been looking particularly lucrative lately. Thanks to our partnership with Monex BOOM Securities (plus our head office in Japan), we have in-house links to ten Asian markets:
Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
The PowerShares GoldenDragon Halter Index ($HXC) is up more than 3 percent today and on pace for its highest close since early October. The gains follow two weeks of consolidation above the 50-day moving average, a potential sign that momentum has turned.
While it’s all well and good to set lofty goals, it’s the (seemingly) small and positive habits that we adhere to on a daily basis that will give us the best chance of success in the long run.
Some $1.5 billion of new stock came to market last month, according to data from ClickIPO. It might sound puny compared with recent totals, but it was still the busiest August in five years.
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