Stock market and sunspots

Is there a correlation between sunspot activity on the sun and the stock market?  Yes.  Further, if  such a technical theory has a spokesperson who says it with confidence and a track record, people listen. However, for me personally, the correlation has no meaning. I would also imagine for a serious stock traders, it is …

When and why economic predictions and models misguide our investing

Can economics or investing be predicted? Of all the great economic and financial investing geniuses getting paid 100s of millions of dollars, few really predicted the crisis. Nor did the leaders of the US government or the US Central bank run by PhD economists. Political leaders understand money and markets, that is they only work if they are free. …

Trend analysis – Limitless

Technical analysis 101 This post is to inspire you to consider trend analysis when trying to predict financial markets. Trend Analysis is seeing order in chaos – the film Limitless Trend analysis is a tricky thing when economic indicators give you mixed signals. However, consider one of the ideas found in a film (Hollywood is …

When to sell stocks

When to sell a stock The purpose of this post is to give you a simple exit strategy to maximize trading profit when selling shares of stocks. I personally have ridden stocks down. They are long painful rides. Some stocks go down a little each day, others collapse and never come back. You can wait …