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Asian stocks slide as coronavirus fears spook markets : Nikkei 225 closes lower by 2.03% at 23,343.51
Asian stocks slide as coronavirus fears spook markets
There’s still a high degree of uncertainty involving the new coronavirus outbreak situation and that is keeping markets very nervous to kick start the week.
A look at the best/worst major currencies this week is worrisome
Swiss franc strength isn’t what you expect to see in a run-away week for stocks
- The US added Switzerland to the FX watchlist for manipulation. That diminishes the chances of large-scale intervention
- Technical breaks in EUR/CHF and USD/CHF added to momentum
- Russian political drama added to the bid for CHF
30 Trading Rules
1. Buying a weak stock is like betting on a slow horse. It is retarded.
75% of the price movement in most stocks takes place in 20% of the time.The rest is notingbut noise withing a range.Relevant information that causes repricing doesn’t change quickly and frequently.This is why trends exist .Higher prices often attract more buyers and lower prices attract more sellers untull the rules of the game change.Focus on the main drivers and forget the rest.
Parabolic Moves Up:
These are stocks that jump 100%, 200% or more in a span of several days. The top of the pattern is marked by buying exhaustion and the best way to determine the exact top is to look out for the following candlestick patterns: doji, gravestone doji, long-legged doji, shooting stars, dark could covers, and bearish engulfings. All patterns are typically accompanied by the highest volume bar on the entire chart. Entering on the topping day may provide more profit, but it is riskier. The next day is considered the confirmation day in which the stock breaks down. The 2nd option for entry (less risk) is to enter at the very beginning of the breakdown.
Losers Average Losers
There are so many concepts about the stock market that are taught in the classrooms, promoted throughout the media, and passed along from generation to generation but, unfortunately, most of them are FLAT OUT WRONG!
I decided to write a 5-part series (this is part 2 of 5) on the common misconceptions that really need to stop being promoted. Keep in mind, these are all my humble opinions, but after 16 years of trading and studying market history, one really begins to notice what works and what doesn’t.
Common Misconception #2 – Dollar Cost Averaging
Paul Tudor Jones is one of the greatest traders in market history. Why? Because he’s consistently profitable. The best “anything” in the world are the best because they perform at a consistent, superior level for long periods of time. Michael Jordan isn’t considered the best basketball player ever because he scored 30 points ONCE in a game. It’s because he averaged 30 points per game over his ENTIRE career. (more…)
Seven Sins of Trading
1. Trading an inappropriate position size.
Simply put…if you risk too much, you’ll lose too much. In my eyes, this is the single most important rule of trading. Risking only 1-2% of an acct value is crucial to staying in the game.
2. Not knowing when to take the loss.
If you cannot answer the questions “Where am I taking the loss,” and “Where is my profit target” then stay out of the market. If you leave these decisions for later, then you will make them emotionally, which will be the worst decisions a trader can make.
3. Trading on someone else’s research or recommendation.
We have all heard stock tips thrown our way. Sometimes we might even hear people throw out potential trades that they are watching and become tempted to jump in. Sometimes I throw out stocks that I am trading and I am watching. The problem is that you might not know what this person is watching for, what strategy this stock fits, or what types of efforts are thrown into their research. If you take these stocks into consideration, make sure they are trades you would have likely come across on your own by conducting your own research. (more…)
- It’s all about risk management … never risk what you can’t comfortably lose.
- Never fall in love with a stock.
- To be succesfull in trading; study, understand and practice. The rest is easier.
- Always start by assuming your analysis is WRONG and that people much smarter and with more recent information are already positioned opposite you.
- Never take on a position larger than your comfort zone. (Don’t overtrade)
- Patience. never chase a stock.
- Before entering the trade very think carefully what will make you wrong, write it down clearly and put it infront of you where you trade, and when your wrong get out happy you’ve followed your trading discipline.
- Buy strength, sell weakness. Most traders are essentially counter-trend; most traders lose.
- No one ever went broke taking a profit!
- Once you find a good one, hang on unless of course they do you wrong.
- Never add to a losing position! (Unless scaling in was part of the plan).
- Whenever you think you’ve found the key to the lock, they’ll change the lock.
- Do not overtrade.
- Trade price not perception.
- Know the difference between stocks that you want to stay married to and those that are just a fling.
- The only sure way to make a small fortune is to start with a large one.
- Cut your losses quickly and you may have a chance.
- An indicator works until it doesn’t.
- “MR. MARKET” IS ACTUALLY “MRS. MARKET” ONLY WOMEN CAN THINK, AND ACT THE WAY THE MARKET DOES. THAT IS WHY -ON AVERAGE -WOMEN ARE BETTER TRADERS THAN MEN, THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY DEALING WITH! (more…)
and to paraphrase Will Rogers: Buy only stocks that will go up. Don’t buy the ones that don’t go up. “THIS is GAMBLING.”
Six Rules for Traders & Investors
Make all your mistakes early in life. He says the more tough lessons you learn early on, the fewer errors you make later. A common mistake of all young investors is to be too trusting with brokers, analysts, and newsletters who are trying to sell you bad stocks.
Always make your living doing something you enjoy. This way, you devote your full intensity to it which is required for success over the long-term.
Be intellectually competitive. This involves doing constant research on subjects that make you money. The trick, he says, in plowing through such data is to be able to sense a major change coming in a situation before anyone else.
Make good decisions even with incomplete information. In the real world, he argues, investors never have all the data they need before they put their money at risk. You will never have all the information you need. What matters is what you do with the information you have. Do your homework and focus on the facts that matter most in any investing situation.
Always trust your intuition. For him, intuition is more than just a hunch. He says intuition resembles a hidden supercomputer in the mind that you’re not even aware is there. It can help you do the right thing at the right time if you give it a chance. In fact, over time your own trading experience will help develop your intuition so that major pitfalls can be avoided.
Don’t make small investments. You only have so much time and energy so when you put your money in play. So, if you’re going to put money at risk, make sure the reward is high enough to justify it.