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Book Review of Smarter Investing in Any Economy by Michael Carr

The full title of this book is Smarter Investing in Any Economy: The Definitive Guide to Relative Strength Investing by Michael J. Carr (2008). This book goes through many different ways relative strength (RS) is calculated, and then uses backtesting to determine the best RS calculation and optimize parameters for various trading systems. Despite the book … Continue reading

Book Review of Bear Market Investing Strategies by Harry Schultz

The full title of this book is Bear Market Investing Strategies by Harry D. Schultz (2002). Harry Schultz wrote the International Harry Schultz Letter for 45 years, with his last newsletter in January 2011 when he retired at 86. 45 years is a pretty amazing run! This book is a quick read coming in at ~150 pages. The … Continue reading

Warren Buffett’s Investing Advice for the Non-Professional

I ended my last post with quotes from Warren Buffett’s latest annual letter to Berkshire’s shareholders. I figured its better to put them in a separate post here. HOW BUFFETT INVESTS Estimate Long-Term Earnings, Buy with a Margin of Safety When Charlie and I buy stocks – which we think of as small portions of … Continue reading

Book Review of Worry-Free Investing by Zvi Bodie and Michael Clowes

The full title of this book is Worry-Free Investing: A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals by Zvi Bodie and Michael J. Clowes (2003). Zvi Bodie is a very famous finance professor and co-author of a widely used textbook Investments. Michael Clowes is Editorial Director of Investment News and of Pensions and Investments. Normally I would skip … Continue reading

Book Review of In the Trading Cockpit with the O’Neil Disciples by Gil Morales and Chris Kacher

The full title of this book is In the Trading Cockpit with the O’Neil Disciples: Strategies that Made Us 18,000% in the Stock Market by Gil Morales and Dr. Chris Kacher (2013). Gil Morales and Chris Kacher were both portfolio managers who worked for William O’Neil (of Investor’s Business Daily fame). They had great success trading the dot-com … Continue reading

Investing Advice from Mark Cuban

Some time ago I was watching some interviews and articles on Mark Cuban‘s advice on investing. He has unconventional advice, which I actually agree wholeheartedly with. One main point is that he holds cash and only deploys it when he has an advantage. This resonates with Warren Buffett’s style of investing of waiting and preparing … Continue reading

Book Review of Profiting from Market Trends by Tina Logan

The full title of this book is Profiting from Market Trends: Simple Tools and Techniques for Mastering Trend Analysis by Tina Logan. The book is full of large chunks of text explaining terminology and listing possible actions that traders can take at various market junctures / scenarios. While it is good to be open to the possibilities … Continue reading

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