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The Band Marches On

Photo Credit: Mike Morbeck || On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin!=============================================================It was shortly after the election when I last moved my trading band.  Well, time to move it again, this time up 4%, with a small twist.  I’m at my cash limit of 20%, with a few more stocks knocking on the door of a rebalancing sale, and none near a rebalancing buy.  (To decode this, you can...

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Distrust Forecasts, Part 2

Photo Credit: D.C.Atty || Scrawled in 2008, AFTER the crash started=============================Comments are always appreciated from readers, if they are polite.  Here’s a recent one from the piece Distrust Forecasts.You made one statement that I don’t really understand. “Most forecasters only think about income statements. Most of the limits stem from balance sheets proving insufficient, or cash flows inverting, and staying that way...

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Distrust Forecasts

Photo Credit: New America || Could only drive through the rear-view mirror=======================================================This is the time of year where lots of stray forecasts get given.  I got tired enough of it, that I had to turn off my favorite radio station, Bloomberg Radio, after hearing too many of them.  I recommend that you ignore forecasts, and even the average of them.  I’ll give you some reasons why:Most forecasters don’t have a...

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Be wary of surrendering liquidity

Photo Credit: darwin Bell || You ain’t getting out easily…=================================================How would you like a really good model to make money as a money manager? You would? Great!What I am going to describe is a competitive business, so you probably won’t grow like mad, but what money you do bring in the door, you will likely keep for some ...

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Patience and a Little Courage

Photo Credit: G E M===================================================If I had to suggest two attitudinal adjustments for the average retail investor, I would encourage patience and a little courage.  Why these two?Patience is needed for a wide variety of reasons.  There is almost never a need to act quickly.  If a few days matters to a decision, such that you feel that you have to act NOW, you’re probably playing the wrong game.  Of course ...

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