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The Art of Investing
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Emcee:  Sun Tzu Type:  Unmoderated
Let's devote this forum to sharing the strategies and tactics for non-professional investors with an "intermediate" time horizon of two months to two years. There is no greater teacher than experience, so if you choose to graciously share your successes and failures in the market, or to discuss a current position you hold, may I suggest that you minimize the company specific aspect of it and instead focus on how you found the company, what are your investment criteria, and what would make you reconsider any of your thoughts.

The time horizon for the investment makes fast trading techniques, such as those for SOES trading, or strategies based on very long term theories such as the Kondratief's Wave, Dogs of the Dow, or James O'Shaunessy's Corner Stone not applicable here. Techniques that require careful execution are not practical either. The idea is to discuss what would be practical for someone who can only spend a limited amount of time a week on his or her investment portfolio. Of course this is not to say that the position cannot be held longer than 2 years or less than 2 months, rather that at the time of investment your expectation was to hold it for such a period.

May I suggest that we avoid hyping individual stocks, brokers, softwares, seminars, tapes, videos, books, get-rich schemes, discussions of computers and technology, and devote our time to sharing good common-sense ways to learn investing. Discussions of technical and fundamental analysis are helpful as long as they are accompanied with actual trading strategies that can be understood and used by everyone.

I will cast the first stone and hope that you all share your questions and experiences with the rest of us.

Sun Tzu
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940Here's an article that implies the true value of Fitbit purchase by Google iSun Tzu-November 2
939Q.: What’s been your best trade ever, and why did you make it? And you got out bSun Tzu-October 24
938Opinion: Here’s the stock-market trade this hedge-fund star is most excited abouJulius Wong-October 24
937My macro view of the markets: In the short term (~2mo), I see nothing to upset Sun Tzu-September 10
936Dalio call diversification the most important requirement for successful investiSun Tzu-August 14
935Before the 1980s, corporations rarely repurchased shares of their own stock. WheSun Tzu-August 11
934Let me broaden the discussion a bit. First read How Economists’ Faith in MarkeSun Tzu1August 11
933You are right that during currency depreciation periods real assets, including fSun Tzu-August 10
932I've never understood the lure of gold. It seems to me to be like bitcoin asSam-August 9
931Ray Dalio on the coming paradigm shift linkedin.com Super short summary: CentrSun Tzu-August 8
930Paradigm Shifts linkedin.com There are always big unsustainable forces that drSun Tzu-July 18
929The changing market dynamics of big tech companies: theatlantic.comSun Tzu-January 16
928Just for fun, I looked at the performance of this portfolio from late January tiSun Tzu-12/23/2018
927I spent over an hour looking at the stocks on my watchlist. From a technical peSun Tzu-12/20/2018
926When the next financial disaster comes, this will be half of the problem. The oSun Tzu-10/29/2018
925[This bodes well for the rest of Asia Pacific however, it can also bring about aSun Tzu-10/29/2018
924SRTY is up 50% in about 6 weeks. I think it is prudent to have a short strategy.Sun Tzu-10/24/2018
923Ray Dalio's thoughts here rhyme very well with my own and I have been assessSun Tzu-9/13/2018
922An interesting treatise against creating shareholder value or money as the centrSun Tzu-5/31/2018
921Many Wall Street traders are concerned about being replaced by machines in the fSun Tzu-5/4/2018
920This is one of the most eye opening statistics that I have read in a while. AltSun Tzu-4/25/2018
919You have to go back to a global financial crisis to find GE this low, their charSun Tzu-4/22/2018
918Some time over the next 5 years we are likely to see the greatest financial collSun Tzu-10/27/2017
917Wait, this came out wrong...I don't have my head on straight today...the rigSun Tzu-12/26/2016
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