Watch the market update video. A lot happened in the markets last week. Lots to talk about and lots of charts to share, so this week I decided to share my thoughts on the stock market outlook via video rather than writing a blog. Enjoy!
The stock market bull turned 9 The bull market in the S&P 500 Index turned 9 last Friday. Actually, the start date of the bull market is apparently open to dispute. One view is that it started in 2013, when stocks cleared the previous high set in 2007. Another view is that maybe it started in […]
The stock market correction is here Stock prices officially “corrected” last week. In most walks of life, the idea that something has been corrected typically ushers feelings of confidence and relief. This is yet another area where the stock market is different from real life! I wrote last week that I expected the S&P 500 to […]
In this post I explore the magic of the part-time trader’s edge, the magic of position sizing and how traders can effectively take the emotion out of trading. This all adds up to trading alchemy! Your edge in trading “If you don’t know what your edge is, you don’t have one” There are so many […]
In this post I explain the fundamental differences between gambling and trading and explain why trading is not gambling. This is an important distinction as those seeking a steady income from the stock market should not be seeking thrills and praying for good luck. I will also introduce the concept of expectancy, the determinant of […]
In this post I’m going to discuss my approach – as a trader – to beating the stock market in 2018. Well…sort of. We’ll get to that in a minute. ETFs have been a no-brainer Conventional wisdom these days would have you believe that attempting to “beat the market” is a fool’s errand. Over the […]
Heading into the end of the calendar year and many stock market pundits are sharing their guesses forecasts for where stocks will go in 2018. In this article I promise to spare you the “S&P 500 will close at 2450 on 31 December 2018” type of forecast. Instead, I’ll give you an outline what I […]
Saturday night, dinner party at my folks’ place. My Mum – who is a wonderful cook – had prepared a fabulous meal for everyone. After the mains had been finished and plates cleared away…and in between sips of a nice Margaret River cabernet…Mum asked me about Bitcoin. What was it, what did I think of it […]