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Jack Schwager On Why You're Investing Wrong
1 day ago by Fallible @ Fallible YouTube Channel

In this video Jack Schwager schools us on the importance of focusing on the RIGHT thing in markets — risk management. Too many amatuer investors are focused on the wrong thing when they’re trading. They’re obsessed with entries and finding the next hot stock. That’s part of the reason why there’s so many investing newsletters and youtube channels spitting out so many stock picks all the time. That’s what people want. But it’s not what they need… The best investors have win rates as low as 30%. So if that’s the case, does the specific investment you’re making matter as much as the need for proper risk management? The home runs are so rare, most of the time you’ll just be defending, trying not to lose. That’s why the best investors are so focused on their downside and risk management. Professionals understand that risk management and cutting loses are way more important than any other part of the investing process. They know they’re going to be wrong a lot, so they need to make ...

Top Ten Edges a Trader Can Have
5 days ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

We often hear of trading with an edge, but how do we know for sure we have an edge in our trading? How do we know that the odds are in our favor and that the more we trade, the more our accounts will grow?  An edge is a definable advantage over your competition. If I […]

Why I Am Not Worrying About Warren Buffett’s Record Stash of Cash
5 days ago by Dr. Duru @ Dr. Duru

A recent Business Insider (BI) heading warned boldly: “Why Warren Buffett’s record-breaking cash stockpile should have investors very worried.” The BI’s evidence comes in the form of a record stash of over $130B of idling cash combined with major indices, like the S&P 500 (SPY), at or near all-time highs. Putting the two observations together, […]

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A trade that few retail traders know about but that most pros profit on
6 days ago by smbcapital @ SMB Capital

The trade we will share in this video from Mike Bellafiore, Co-Founder of SMB Capital, should help improve your trading. It also possesses the benefits of: Offering easy trades Clean technical analysis driven trades Offer excellent risk/reward Can make your month even in a slow month  The post A trade that few retail traders know about but that most pros profit on appeared first on SMB Training Blog.

Trade Like a Heavyweight Champion
7 days ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

This is a Guest Post by Akil Stokes There’s an old saying in the trading industry that goes “90% of traders will lose 90% of their money within the first 90 days of trading.” Whether these numbers are accurate is debatable, but something that we can all agree on is that the failure rate of prospective […]

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Why Your Exit Strategy is so Damn Important
about 2 hours ago by Steve Burns @ New Trader U

This is a Guest Post by AK of Fallible AK has been an analyst at long/short equity investment firms, global macro funds, and corporate economics departments. He co-founded Macro Ops and is the host of Fallible. In this video Jack Schwager schools us on the importance of focusing on the RIGHT thing in markets — risk management. Too […]

Personal finance links: subsidized investing
about 2 hours ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

Wednesday is all about personal finance here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at why...

NAHB: Builder Confidence declines to 67 in August
about 5 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 67 in August, down from 68 in July. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From NAHB: Builder Confidence Remains Firm in AugustBuilder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).“The good news is that builders continue to report strong demand for new housing, fueled by steady job and income growth along with rising household formations,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. “However, they are increasingly focused on growing affordability concerns, stemming from rising construct...

Amazon Isn’t for Everyone
about 5 hours ago by Ryan Walker @ Gartner L2

To compete with Amazon, luxury brands need to attack the digital customer experience where Amazon is weak.

Industrial Production Increased 0.1% in July
about 5 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From the Fed: Industrial Production and Capacity UtilizationIndustrial production edged up 0.1 percent in July after rising at an average pace of 0.5 percent over the previous five months. Manufacturing production increased 0.3 percent, the output of utilities moved down 0.5 percent, and, after posting five consecutive months of growth, the index for mining declined 0.3 percent. At 108.0 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 4.2 percent higher in July than it was a year earlier. Capacity utilization for the industrial sector was unchanged in July at 78.1 percent, a rate that is 1.7 percentage points below its long-run (1972–2017) average. emphasis added<a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-510P3aHuhMI/W3QotlXOjGI/AAAAAAAAvu4/gvSGZanYyZkZnUDunaoq1DIFWpYX_cqLACLcBGAs/s1600/CapUJuly2018.PNG" imagea...

Are Companies Responsible for Employees?
about 6 hours ago by Jeff Carter @ Points and Figures

Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t think they are and she’s proposing a new bill to put in regulations that would make sure they are.  She wants to establish a new “federal corporate charter” for companies larger than $1B. Clearly, she detests …

Retail Sales increased 0.5% in July
about 6 hours ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.5 percent from June to July (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 6.4 percent from July 2017.From the Census Bureau report:Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $507.5 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous month, and 6.4 percent above July 2017. Total sales for the May 2018 through July 2018 period were up 6.3 percent from the same period a year ago. The May 2018 to June 2018 percent change was revised from up 0.5 percent to up 0.2 percent.<img alt="Retail Sal...

Retailers’ Plus-Size Opportunity
about 7 hours ago by Elisabeth Rosen @ Gartner L2

As revenue for plus-sized apparel continues to grow, retailers are competing for visibility on Google.

TRADING COACH PODCAST 067 - 8 Questions About My Trading
about 7 hours ago by Akil Stokes @ Trading Coach Podcast

FOREX- TRADING - INVESTING- I was recently asked 8 questions about my trading journey from a student working on his dissertation. Please remember to LIKE, SHARE & if you're new MAKE SURE you take the 10 episode challenge and see if you like what we're doing here. Your Trading Coach - Akil As always if you're interested in trying out our services. make sure you sign up for the 14-Day Trial - https://tieronetrading.com/14-day-trial/ Akil Stokes on Social media Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AkilStokesRTM/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/akilstokesrtm/ Twitter https://twitter.com/AkilStokesRTM

Emerging Markets: Buy The Dip Or Wait?
about 8 hours ago by SA Editor's Picks

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Alibaba On Sale
about 9 hours ago by SA Most Popular

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DHUnplugged #419: Tweet Magic Secured
about 11 hours ago by The Disciplined Investor (The Discipl... @ The Disciplined Investor

Some sideways action and churn in markets as investors digest the latest from around the world. The Turkish Lira takes a dive, now down 80% against the U.S. Dollar in 2018. With earnings season behind us, the next focal point will be how the Fed’s tightening program may be causing markets to seize up out […]

Charts That Made Me Go Hmmmm
about 11 hours ago by Howard Lindzon @ Howard Lindzon

Happy Tuesday. Today is the day Ellen and I take Max to University of Arizona for his freshmen year. I would love to pull a ‘Back To School’ move on him, but it would crush his spirit. And of course the damn heat! Ellen and I get to empty nest a few months more on Coronado before heading back to Phoenix in November for the winter. Rachel is a junior this year at University of Arizona and is living in her sorority. Continue reading Charts That Made Me Go Hmmmm at Howard Lindzon.

Buying Opportunity In Alibaba Stock
about 13 hours ago by SA Most Popular

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