Is The Worst Behind Us?

FINALLY ITS FRIDAY Am I the only one losing track of time? I could only tell it was Friday because the dress code changed in our morning meeting. A few strategy points today: Wall St’s 400 point reversal on the Gilead (lack of efficacy) Chinese trial story in the Financial Times suggests to me that…

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A Brave New World On Its Way

Talking to my friends over the last few days/weeks has seen many different conversations emerge. Some optimistic, some filled with anxiety others completely unrelated to the fast-evolving zeitgeist we have found ourselves in. What is undeniable and a common thread of all the short, long and complicated conversations has been the feeling of change. A…

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The vibe is changing

The vibe is changing. It’s been a great rally but I can see (on the charts) and hear (in the media headlines) the herd stopping to think about what’s next and it’s probably not great. As Henry put it, we always come out of Easter fat and happy, then it all goes wrong. What is…

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How to use a model portfolio

The Marcus Today Model Portfolios – Growth, Income, and Top 50 – are the core of what we do. They are where all of our analysis (both fundamental and technical), reading, discussions, debate and decision-making are crystallised into actionable outcomes. They are how (along with Marcus’ Strategy articles) we pass messages about the market. Quite…

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And so it continues

And so it continues – the US market is behaving – for now there is no reason to question our market either. No opinion – I continue to watch people on the spectrum from Super Bull to Super Bear and resist being dragged to either end by someone’s particular view. Every day there are a…

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Lessons From Steenbarger

Today I share with you some of the views of the esteemed trading psychologist, well-known author –  and a personal favourite of mine – Brett Steenbarger – a man with extensive knowledge of how our minds work, both for and against our trading success. Steenbarger has a theory of keeping an ‘empty mind’ when it comes to trading,…

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