"Beginners in investment are often subjected to proverbial wisdom on the subject by friends and do-it-yourself manuals. Much of it is very bad for them, because it is false or only partially true. If you are able to spot the flaws in many of these arguments before they influence your approach to investment, you may avoid serious losses."
Fifteen favourite fallacies
Lets just look at what’s wrong with a few items in Jim Altucher’s column yesterday, “The Underlevered American Household.” I may have to address the rest of the erroneous analysis in a full column — but for now, let’s stick with the first chart in the article. Jim believes the following chart is “mostly useless.”…Read More
File this one under “you’ve got to be kidding me.” > Some people are all excited that Dell Chairman Michael Dell, (who presumably knows his business better than anyone else), finally bought some shares recently. Specifically, Dell bought $70 million worth of stock at $23.99. Remarkably, this was Michael Dell’s first ever purchase of his…Read More