Which do you buy? 52 weeks highs or 52 week lows?

For those of you who peruse the business section of the weekend newspapers, you may well have noticed the tables that reference stocks making new 52-week highs and 52-week lows. I often wonder wh...

The strong January observation

US equity markets have started 2018 on a strong note, with the S&P500 up 5.62% for the month of January, representing the largest monthly gain for the S&P500 since March 2016 (+6.6%).We are interes...

Another Quiet Night on Overseas Markets

US equity markets were slightly weaker on Monday, with the S&P500 and Nasdaq Composite Indices declining by 0.18% and 0.16% respectively. The S&P500 declined 4.60 points to close at 2544.73. ...

The US Momentum Strategy: What we don't know and what we do know

Trading and investing is full of uncertainty, partly because the process deals with future outcomes, which unfortunately, we have no method of predicting. That said, when dealing with a ba...

Which is myth: Santa Claus or his rally?

Each year, December brings the same exciting topics to mind, namely holidays, Christmas, Boxing Day test matches, New Year’s Eve, and of course the infamous “Santa Claus Rally,” the name given to t...

The major moves of 2014

Coming into the end of the year it is always interesting to take a look back and see which of the major financial markets moved the most throughout the prior 12 months. Overall, 2014 was a year t...

The likelihood of a 2014 'Santa Claus Rally'

The term Santa Claus Rally comes from the tendency for equity markets – both locally and overseas – to perform strongly into the end of the year. In this article, we'll look at both past trends and...

How to lose on 50% of your trades, but still make a profit

All traders want to find an 'edge', but many don't realise there's a simple and easy tool you can use to ensure your trading is profitable over the long-term.The tool is the risk/reward ratio, whic...

How to find an equity trade: three simple methods anyone can use

Most online trading platforms now offer access to global exchanges, and traders and investors are therefore no longer limited to stocks listed in just their home country. While diversifying trading...

Investors: pay attention to market breadth

During the month of August, the ASX200 traded to a six-year high of 5645, meaning the local share index has now recouped close to 70% of the falls witness between 2007 and 2009, known now as the GF...

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