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Strategies & Market Trends
The Art of Investing
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Emcee:  Sun Tzu Type:  Moderated
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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1354I think I asked people to go to historical charts and look to see what can happeSun Tzu-6 hours ago
1353I just downloaded Vivaldi browser as light and quick replacement for when I'Sun Tzu-9 hours ago
1352Had a good profit so I took it. Hope to re-enter at lower prices.stsimon-yesterday
1351Looking at USD and the gold/silver ratio, it is possible for silver to hit the tSun Tzu-yesterday
1350Good call on silver.stsimon-yesterday
1349There is not a single indicator on the weekly charts that says the selling is doSun Tzu1Tuesday
1348This is a cleaned up chart of $SPX to Gold that I made. Since 2 years ago, SPX Sun Tzu2Tuesday
1347Growth or Value? This chart tells you if the market is preferring growth stocksSun Tzu-Tuesday
1346Thx Sun - noted...Lou Weed-Tuesday
1345You should consider the possibility that silver may drop to 20 - 22 range.Sun Tzu-Tuesday
1344Lynn is one a few people worth listening to.Sun Tzu1Monday
1343TY so much. Certainly makes you think!Bocor-Monday
1342Now that I've run my end of day scripts, I have to say that there is not a sSun Tzu-Monday
1341lynalden.comSun Tzu-Monday
1340Yep, for sure. Keeping my eye on AGQ for a buy.....Lou Weed-Monday
1339You're welcome. I'm glad it's working out for you...a very busy daySun Tzu-Monday
1338Thanks for inquiring - yeah, all good here. I've day traded it a few times Lou Weed-Monday
1337When I am positive on something on long term basis and I want to *invest* in it Sun Tzu1Monday
1336See what I mean? "I don't think I'd be able to sleep if I held a sSun Tzu-Monday
1335How is this for timing?Sun Tzu-Monday
1334He is describing the consensus from TA point of view. I don't have a reasonSun Tzu1Sunday
1332Thanks for sharing. I will look them up.Sun Tzu-Sunday
1331Dems are also likely to reduce the corporate welfare and raise their taxes. It Sun Tzu-Sunday
1330I am long EWX, VEU, VSS, EWL, PAK, INDA, SCZ and CARR. From an Elliot Wave perRarebird-Sunday
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