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Stressed Out? Extend Your Investment Timeframe

Stressed Out? Extend Your Investment Timeframe

Are you a P&L addict? Do you constantly check your account balance minute after minute, day after day, wasting your time and most likely killing your returns? You’re probably aware of the teenage addiction to social media. These kids live for the little notification on their phones, telling them that someone liked their Instagram photo. It’s an instant dopamine shot that feels amazing....

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Trading Psychology: Align With The Energy Of The Markets

Trading Psychology: Align With The Energy Of The Markets

The recent sidelining of the markets, followed by the final break down yesterday has tested many trader. If you were long you probably lost money if you were short you probably lost money. I know, it still seems like a paradox to many traders: Understanding the nature of life is the most important thing you can do to align with the markets’ energy. Understanding and tuning into the rhythm of...

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Don't Get Trapped in your Investment-Pay Attention to Liquidity

Don't Get Trapped in your Investment-Pay Attention to Liquidity

Liquidity is more important than just a bid/ask spread…  As Howard Marks explains: It’s often a mistake to say a particular asset is either liquid or illiquid. Usually an asset isn’t “liquid” or “illiquid” by its nature. Liquidity is ephemeral: it can come and go. An asset’s liquidity can increase or decrease with what’s going on in the market. One day it can be easy to sell, and the next...

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Cut The Noise And Focus On Apple’s True Drivers

Cut The Noise And Focus On Apple’s True Drivers

Narratives are fundamental to the way we process information. Our minds instinctively search for patterns within everything. These patterns are what help us create stories to better understand the world around us. This becomes very useful when it comes to investing. For example, how do you explain the gold rally this year? The gold narrative revolves around the loss of faith in central...

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Trading Psychology: Are You Trading for Profit Or Excitement?

Trading Psychology: Are You Trading for Profit Or Excitement?

There is a general perception among the non-trading public that trading is a very exciting occupation, and that there is a high reward waiting for you if you know how to do it correctly. By high reward, I mean making “a killing”, buying a sports car and a yacht, building a mansion, having a private butler, and so on. Unfortunately, this vision is very far from reality! The fact of the matter...

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Sometimes The Best Move Is To Sit Still

Sometimes The Best Move Is To Sit Still

Michelangelo once said, “genius is infinite patience.” The best traders understand this truth on many levels. Markets are dominated by periods of time where there is “nothing to do.” There’s no clarity, just a bunch of noise. It’s during these times when amateur traders get overly active. They think just because they can make a trade, that they should make a trade. But in reality, there is...

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What Are You? A Turtle Or A Cheetah Trader?

What Are You? A Turtle Or A Cheetah Trader?

The illusion of speed panders to many a trader’s excitable mind: The mind perceives the slow, steady turtle to be rather boring favouring the excitement of the immensely fast cheetah. Speed is often mistaken as the fast track to monetary gains. It is an issue that has many traders lulled into overtrading, trading off too small a time frame in the hope of achieving quick, repeatable results....

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The Coming Economic Collapse

The Coming Economic Collapse

The Equity Management Academy (EMA), monthly update predicts a coming global economic collapse after which hard assets, such as precious metals, may be the only assets worth holding. The current system is built on debt. EMA said, central bankers “Want to spread the debt” and Millennials are their next target. EMA said, “Visa plans to add infinitely more debt to the Millennials, who are...

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Trading Psychology: Are You Trading for Comfort?

Trading Psychology: Are You Trading for Comfort?

One of the most basic of human instincts is to avoid pain and to seek comfort.  This makes sense.  No one wants to experience pain; we prefer pleasure and comfort.  In trading, however, pursuing what’s comfortable is frequently not a good idea.  Trading for Comfort There are many examples of trading decisions that are made for comfort but turn out to be the incorrect play.  For example, a...

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The House Always Wins — How To Make Sure You’re Trading With The Right Edge

The House Always Wins — How To Make Sure You’re Trading With The Right Edge

In trading and investing we’re always dealing with incomplete data sets. That’s a fact. We’ll never have perfect, complete information when we put on a trade. It’s impossible and we should never expect it.   This is why you’ll hear our team at Macro Ops frequently champion the acceptance of our own fallibility. Like Socrates, we fully embrace the limits and quality of our knowledge — an...

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