Posts filed under “Investing”

Apprenticed Investor: Time Waits for No One

Tscm_1The latest "Apprentice Investor" column is up:  Time Waits for No One.

It asks the question "Have you made sure the time you allocate to managing your assets is compatible with your investment style?"

If you answered no, then some solutions are offered.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s somewhat ironic: The average American works longer hours than anyone
else in the industrialized world. Yet we are lackadaisical in the amount of time
we are willing to commit to handling those same dollars when they become
investments.

This leads to all sorts of problems.

The good news is, however, it’s a relatively easy problem to fix.

Investment Style Determines Time Requirements

Taking on a project the demands of which are beyond your abilities to meet is
a guaranteed set of headaches. It leads to compromises, short cuts and losses.
Yet some investors undertake a trading regimen that requires far more time than
they have available.

The obvious example is daytrading. If you have a demanding job, trying to
trade intraday — while trying to juggle clients, subordinates and the boss –
is sheer folly.

Category: Investing

The Fog of Katrina

Category: Earnings, Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Sometimes, There is No Pony

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Trading

A few words on Richard Russell

Category: Investing

Delayed Onset: Some Historical Comparisons

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

Sector Analysis

Category: Investing, Markets

DJIA 1966 – 1982

The previous chart reveals the long standing secular moves of the markets; What’s an investor to do during one of the long periods of weakness? One answer is to learn to be more nimble, and trade the cyclical markets. > Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1966 – 1982 click for larger chart data for chart courtesy…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Market Cycles: 100 Year DJIA

Yet another look (see prior takes here and here) at the concept of market cycles. The past century  shows alternating Bullish and Bearish phases, secular periods each lasting for an extended time (between 10 to 20 years). > Dow Jones Industrials, 1903 – 2004 Note that markets are up slightly for 2005 since this chart…Read More

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets

Katrina Lowers Year End Expectations

Category: Commodities, Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Predictions and Accountability

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Investing