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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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1180Here's my recent playground. The charts should tell you which ones I'veSun Tzu1May 26
1179SPX sub-indexes that look best (and acted best today) are: 1 - XTN 2 - XLI 3 - Sun Tzu-May 26
1178Those looking for long positions, should research AI, robotics, and automation sSun Tzu-May 26
1177I am going to share with you two of my scariest life experiences. With the exceSun Tzu5May 19
1176The Three Sides of Risk collaborativefund.comSultan2May 19
1175I think the market is setting a recovery target with each sector tweeked plus orLee Lichterman III-May 18
1174It also means that the rally is broader than it was earlier in the year. There aSun Tzu2May 18
1173That's because the 50 DMA dropped and is still sinking. It's like drinkiLee Lichterman III-May 18
1172An interesting stat on the market. At the peak, 76.48% of Nasdaq and 83.2% of SSun Tzu-May 18
1171Here Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In The Q1 Chaos: Full 13F Summary [graSun Tzu-May 17
1170More on the plight of the MBS bloomberg.comSun Tzu-May 17
1169The message here, both from BoC and from the Fed (through careful reading of theSun Tzu-May 16
1168I think the most important bit of information in that post is this "There’sSun Tzu1May 16
1167Here’s a great interview with Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckenmiller. Tudor Sun Tzu-May 16
1166Mortgage Firms Teeter Near Crisis That Regulators Saw ComingBy Joe Light 3 AprSun Tzu-May 16
1165Bank of Canada: Mortgages In Arrears Expected To Triple, But It Could Be Worse Sun Tzu-May 16
1164globaltimes.cn China readies biggest counterattack against US By GT staff repoSun Tzu1May 16
1163FUN has been one of my proxies for the reopening of the economy. Another one is Sun Tzu-May 14
1162I wonder how much of the sell off was due to Stanley Druckenmiller's apocalySun Tzu1May 13
1161In addition to its economic lessons, this article may lead you to an epiphany abSun Tzu-May 13
1160Side note - I wonder what the margin requirements would be on a negatively priceSun Tzu-May 10
1159Not quite. IBKR made him whole again. And BTW, I tried to make a similar tradeSun Tzu-May 10
1158Oil Trader Owes $9 Million After Starting The Day With $77,000 finance.yahoo.coSultan-May 10
1157A more accurate model takes the risk (defined via the volatility) into account. Sun Tzu2May 9
1156So if SPX earnings drop to one penny but we go to zero or negative yield the SPXLee Lichterman III-May 9
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