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  1. IBD Follow Through Day

    by , 12-08-2008 at 11:24 PM
    Those that read my posts probably consider me to be anti-chartist when it comes to gauging the stock market for practical purposes. Well, to some extent that's true but I do however, maintain a strong belief in the IBD/Stan Weinstein method for picking stocks. (I'd like to touch on this method of stock/index/ETF investing in a future blog post, so I'll be brief here). Breakout trades or 'trading out of the box' can be very powerful and forceful if an investor can get in on the ground floor, but ...
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  2. The Coffeehouse Investor

    by , 11-26-2008 at 10:05 AM
    One of my favorite investing books in which I highly recommend is The Coffeehouse Investor by Bill Schultheis. Mr. Schultheis was a broker for Smith Barney of 13 years until he decided enough was enough and opened his own money management firm Pacific Asset Management. He claims he couldn't take the stock picks, upgrades/downgrades and sell side analysis anymore so he focused his firm on asset allocation by way of index funds.

    Warning: this book may be too boring for some, but it works. ...
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  3. True Alpha?

    by , 11-19-2008 at 06:38 PM
    I recently read an article by a Hedge Fund manager who seemed overly confident in his decision to be buying up certain types of bonds that have almost a 'guaranteed rate of return'. Yes, this trader has done exceptional in this mess, but a there's a few things I had to shake my head about. He claims to not to benchmark his returns but instead just makes money.

    Most mutual funds today, for example, benchmark to a Lipper Fund Index of comparable holdings. Benchmarking a Small Cap fund ...
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  4. Investment Ideas

    by , 11-18-2008 at 07:02 PM
    There are literally hundreds of thousands of investment newsletters, stock pickers, fund managers, and market timers out there that charge yearly subscription fees for people like us to obtain market insight. I'm not going to get into any specific paid services or my individual reviews on the services I do subscribe to, but I have found a few hidden gems out there for those who may not want to try a subscription based service due to cash constraints.

    I'm sure most of us can agree that ...
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