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The Art of Investing
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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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1111I've been pouring over historical charts and various indicators of the stockSun Tzu1an hour ago
1110That is one of my all time favorite books. I bought a copy while I was still a Sun Tzu-yesterday
1109:) [graphic]Sultan-yesterday
1108There's good info here on the effect of stock buybacks (or the future lack tSun Tzu-Sunday
1107What I expect and how I will trade this market short term and long term As I haSun Tzu-last Saturday
1106The headlines reek of confusion...just have a look below, every headline contradSun Tzu1last Thursday
1105Here's my daily market indicator, updated for today. As you can see, we areSun Tzu1last Thursday
1104Tech REITs (data center etc) Below are the top cell tower and data center REITsSun Tzu-last Wednesday
1103REIT Hunting Ground If you are looking for commercial REITS, either because youSun Tzu-last Wednesday
1102I think the time frame for that is 6mo to 2 yrs, probably closer to the latter.Sun Tzu-last Tuesday
1101Just don't initiate the short too soon! :) Best wishes, I2Investor2-last Tuesday
1100I am looking for an Asia ETF ex-India (and possibly ex-China). Any ideas?Sun Tzu-March 30
1099Pretty much anything that I look at is poised to take off tomorrow. I'm so Sun Tzu-March 30
1098Stock market won’t hit coronavirus lows until these 3 criteria are met, says GolSun Tzu1March 30
1097We've officially made a short term bottom today. So what does this mean? ISun Tzu-March 30
1096Free Money! This article lists a pile of cash merger deals that have been signeSun Tzu-March 30
1095So that stock did drop today - by about 0.80$ or just under 2%. The rest of theSun Tzu1March 30
1094In a not too distant future, one can become a multimillionaire by shorting zero Sun Tzu-March 29
1093The market is so haywire some Wall Street strategists threw in the towel on giviSun Tzu-March 28
1092My Daily and Weekly Market Indicators Daily Weekly [graphic] [graphic] TherSun Tzu-March 28
1091While it might seem odd that an investment manager who is required to make invesSun Tzu-March 28
1090Sony Spins Off Camera Business Into Separate Company( Sony has aSun Tzu-March 28
1089 US Officials Reportedly Agree To Cut Off Huawei From Global Chip SuppliersBeauHSun Tzu-March 28
1088Proactive vs Reactive Trading There are many ways to trade and invest. And so Sun Tzu3March 27
1087Ya, they can't deal with the volatility - think of us!Sun Tzu-March 27
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