What Went Wrong

There are plenty of “Year in Review” articles in mainstream media and on the Web. Here at “A Dash” we try to add value, so we are not going to tread the same ground. Instead, let us offer a few ideas that seem to have been neglected. Looking for Causation Investors looking forward, as they […]

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ETF Update: Strength in Coal? Really?

An important strength of a trading system is that it forces you to think.  Humans form opinions and stick to them.  The blinders of selective perception and confirmation bias lead everyone's fundamental analysis to conclusions that are difficult to budge. We find that a regular review of the market, sector by sector, helps to avoid […]

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Reviewing Economic Data

One of the benefits of writing a blog is the feedback from readers.  Here at “A Dash” we certainly do not have a “boo-yah” society.  Readers feel free to swing freely and offer arguments and links.  Great!  And thanks! Sometimes we write an article with a mission related to our book, one geared to individual […]

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Temptation and Greed: Lessons from Sports

Last year we reviewed Dr. Brett Steenbarger's Enhancing Trading Performance, one of our recommended readings.  We made the observation that the book should be read by competitors in all fields, not just trading. It works both ways.  Many of the lessons from sports can be applied to trading. Playing within Yourself Athletes often mention the […]

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