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.
Anchoring is one. We’re often told to go with the first thing that pops into our minds, whether it’s the answer to a multiple choice test question or a trivial decision about which dessert to pick. It implies your first thought is pure instinct, a ‘blink’ decision (popularised by Malcom Gladwell), derived from subconscious data. Second-guessing yourself supposedly dilutes the magic.
The first major theme was a rebound in beaten down social-media stocks
Facebook (FB) and Snap (FB). Both showed signs of repairing different kinds of problems plaguing their businesses. FB’s big achievement was to keep drawing advertiser dollars – especially from its new Stories format and video service.
Google, the search giant, is famous for acquiring rapidly growing technology companies, and it has acquired and invested into nearly 200 companies in the past… Read More »7 Companies that Google Acquired in 2018
Apple (AAPL) has appreciated 22 percent since the end of June. That makes it the second-best performer in the SPDR Technology Fund (XLK), with only Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) faring better.
What is the Home Country Bias and why this is slowing many Australian investors down in achieving their trading goals
In the year 2017, the EWA, an ETF (Footnote #1) which tracks the performance of Australia’s share market has grown by 19.9%. Although this is… Read More »What is the Home Country Bias and why this is slowing many Australian investors down in achieving their trading goals
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