Ten new investment concepts, the time has come
Thereís a rumor going around that the Mutual Funds are broken and just
canít work anymore, for a multitude of reasons. Here are some new and/or
forgotten ideas that can get your investment program back on track.
[September 21 2005]
Surviving without mutual funds
Investing always involves more questions than answers, and the idea that
Wall Street has those answers and that they are imbedded in the products
that they market to the "moneyed" public, is simply part of the
brainwashing of the American investor. So, too, is the myth that Mutual
Funds are a safer investment mechanism than a properly constructed
portfolio of individual securities. Perhaps they should be, in concept. In
reality, they haven't been for decades.
[September 11 2005]
Caution! Analysts revise their recommendations and forecasts
The work of financial analysts can be described as such: They seek
to forecast the results found in company quarterly and annual
financial reports. Upon publication of these financial data,
analysts react by either reiterating their forecasts and
recommendations, or by revising them if the financial results
deviate substantially from their predictions.
[May 31 2005]
Momentous investment approach, without the charts
Since the beginning of the bull market of the 1990s, the momentum
approach has taken root among the classic investment styles, which
are either based on the value of securities, or on company growth.
[May 26 2005]
Discipline is key, say quantitative investors
Why does the S&P 500 index perform better than 80% of mutual fund
managers? Because itís a strategy that is applied in an entirely
mechanical, disciplined and consistent fashion to bet on 500 of the
largest American corporations.
[May 23 2005]
Quantitative approach 101
Quantitative analysis in investment came to exist with the advent
of personal computers and stock exchange databases. The idea that
stock portfolios could be managed with the help of computers became
so popular, that a new approach was born, characterized by its
rigour and discipline.
[May 20 2005]
Why momentum strategies will last
The slowness of markets and analysts to react to companies that
rebound benefit momentum-based investment strategies.
[May 12 2005]
Ultimate Price Momentum Series Study
Learn how adding delay filters on top of the Price Momentum Weekly's
orders can improve the performance of the portfolios and, at the same
time, reduces the number of orders to execute and the number of stocks
[March 28 2005]