Archive | August, 2012

Attention Financial Bloggers and Web Site Owners!

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The Emotionally Intelligent Investor

I’d like to introduce you to a brand new book about the psychology of investing and trading: The Emotionally Intelligent Investor by Ravee Mehta. I’ll admit up-front to an interest in this book; not an ongoing financial interest, but I did help out with the editing and preparation for publishing. It means I know the […]

Trade of The Week: Bottom Fishing for Borders and Southern

On 16 July, oil company Borders and Southern Petroleum gapped-down massively from about 60p-per-share to less than 20p-per-share. Pity the fools who were holding a large position through this gap-down, which all goes to show why it is important to diversify or to employ guaranteed stop orders. So, what did I do immediately after the […]

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Dear readers, Thanks for tuning in. Judging by the number of page hits, email subscriptions, and purchases of the Better Spread Betting book, I seem to be doing something right here — but I’d like to be doing better. If you like what you see here, and if you find it informative and interesting, then […]

Trade of The Week: Textbook Pyramiding of Home Retail Group

This week’s “Trade of The Week” is a really interesting one because it provides an almost textbook example of pyramiding into a trending stock. (If you’re wondering which textbook I’m referring to, I mean my Position Trading book, of course) The IG Index chart (aren’t they great?) illustrates it nicely: Having established an initial £1-per-point […]