Stock Exchange: How to Use Backtests Effectively

  Everyone interested in managing their own money ought to keep an old idiom in mind: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, greed is a powerful motivator. It’s tempting to see a new model with an incredible backtest and think this could be the answer. Experienced investors know that […]

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Stock Valuation and Occam’s Razor

Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. William of Occam   The use of this principle is valuable, but not completely determinative in science.  It often has an important application in investing. Let us consider two hypotheses. A method of valuing markets that relies upon backward-looking data, looks at replacement […]

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Stock Exchange: Long-term (Energy) and Short-term (Finance and Software)

Every trader has a method linked to a time frame. Our group has some new ideas, but the members are sticking to their guns on some positions. Long-term viewpoints emphasize an economic rebound, with materials and energy stocks leading. Short-term methods show opportunities in financial stocks and software. Review Our last Stock Exchange discussed contrarian […]

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