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Investor homework piles up facts and profits

Investor homework piles up facts and profits

Investor homework piles up facts and profits. Series Part 7 of 7. Patience and homework, your two biggest investing tools, piles up facts and profits. Patience lets you wait for opportunity and enjoy the long ride to prosperity and financial security.

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How to play a stock price dip

How to play a stock price dip

How to play a stock price dip covers dips as excellent buying opportunities. Part 6 of the 7 Part Playing Market Odds series. Think of a stock price dip as either good or bad depending on the context. Buy the good, sell the bad. A good dip presents a gift of profit but a bad one vaporizes capital. So, yes, do buy good dips. It can be a very profitable strategy. We just need to buy the right dips and sell or avoid the wrong ones. To sort that out requires us to establish some guidelines. Price dip triggers: News – the facts change, Rumor – true or false, Opinion – analysts or large investor, Fatigue – shareholders tire or give up, Trading – indifferent, sloppy or emotional.

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Yes to dips but no to averaging down!

Yes to dips but no averaging down!

Yes to dips but no averaging down! Part 5 of the 7 part White Top View series: Playing Market Odds. Do not play high risk odds, do not average down…but buy the dip! Yes to dips but no averaging down! Successful price dips purchases and price drops that happened without any sign of significant recovery were examined. The problem comes when averaging down does not work. Get it wrong and you have to deal with a very costly mistake. Sometimes stocks do fall in a hole and never climb out. Sometimes a stock ridden down never recovers. Stocks die.

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Buying dips on winners adds to profits

Investors buying dips on winners

Investors buying dips on winners. Part 4 of the 7 Part, White Top View series: Playing Market Odds. Discussion of buying dips on winning investments and avoiding averaging down on losers. We cover two outstanding companies as examples that show profitable dip buying, AutoCanada and Cineplex. Than two examples of passing on bad news stories to avoid averaging down with losers, Wi-Lan and Potash Corp.

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Investors seek yes three times or say no

3 Times yes or investors say no

3 Times yes or investors say no! The economy, market and company must all say yes or we answer no! White Top View series: Playing Market Odds, discusses how superior investors play market odds and avoid common investment errors. This Part 3 of the series, covers how superior investors wait for three positive signals before investing. Before investing we research the facts on the economy as well as the market and company. The economy, market and the company information must all give positive signals or we say no to investing.

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Misses, writeoffs, bad math and distracted investing

Misses, writeoffs, bad math and distracted investing

Misses, writeoffs, bad math and distracted investing. Last post discussed the first three of the 6 Sins of new investors: 1. News based investing = bad news! 2. No research and 3. The high cost of holding losers. In this post we discuss the next three sins: 4. Buying turnarounds or bankrupt companies can bankrupt you! 5. Averaging down sinks portfolio performance and 6. No distracted investing, keep eyes on the road to your financial future! This is Part 2 in the 7 Part White Top View series, Playing Market Odds.

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How do I avoid the 6 Sins of new investors

6 Sins of new investors

6 Sins of new investors, introduces 6 common investing sins and opens a seven part White Top View series, Playing Market Odds. The investing sin list: making investments based only on a media report, investing without research, holding investments that are losers, investing in turnaround or bankrupt companies, averaging down by buying more of a loser, not learning about or paying attention to investments. These 6 investing sins of beginners are mistakes that have the nasty habit of being costly. We learn about them, avoid them and quickly correct the mistakes we make.

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