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  • Chinese investors are so desperate to shift their money out of yuan-denominated assets that they’re piling into some of the world’s worst-performing stocks.

    In Rush to Exit Yuan, China Traders Buy Sinking Hong Kong Stocks

    Chinese investors are so desperate to shift their money out of yuan-denominated assets that they’re piling into some of the world’s worst-performing stocks.

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  • For the first year since 1989, foreigners sold Japanese stocks and missed a rally. Overseas investors, who account for more than two-thirds of trading in Tokyo, cut holdings in 2015 even as the Topix index climbed 8.9 percent in dollars and 21 percent in euros.

    Foreigners Get It Wrong on Japanese Stocks, Ending a 25-Year Run

    For the first year since 1989, foreigners sold Japanese stocks and missed a rally. Overseas investors, who account for more than two-thirds of trading in Tokyo, cut holdings in 2015 even as the Topix index climbed 8.9 percent in dollars and 21 percent in euros.

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  • For a computer to analyze so many markets and economic statistics and articulate them to write commentary and correlate the world is by no means a simple task. This project would take tens of thousands of analysts from around the world to accomplish, assuming they are not influenced by personal biases or having a bad hair day.

    Socrates Waiting List

    For a computer to analyze so many markets and economic statistics and articulate them to write commentary and correlate the world is by no means a simple task. This project would take tens of thousands of analysts from around the world to accomplish, assuming they are not influenced by personal biases or having a bad hair day.

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  • To avoid getting caught at the high or the low, you must understand the nature of markets and how they function. Once you accomplish that realization, you will see your real opponent is YOURSELF, not the grand cabal. The majority must be trapped at the high, which then creates the panic when the majority tries to sell but there is no bid.

    Understanding Trading

    To avoid getting caught at the high or the low, you must understand the nature of markets and how they function. Once you accomplish that realization, you will see your real opponent is YOURSELF, not the grand cabal. The majority must be trapped at the high, which then creates the panic when the majority tries to sell but there is no bid.

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  • The most important aspect to your trading, is money management. Money management is that portion of one's trading system that tells you what portion of your money should you put on a given investment. How much risk should you be willing to take? Many investors mess up an incredible number of opportunities by not following proper money management routines. In the end, it was all Murphy's Law in action. The stocks that we were the most sure ... They hurt the most. The stocks we were afraid of went up through the roof!

    Most Stock Trader Do Not Know Money Management

    The most important aspect to your trading, is money management. Money management is that portion of one's trading system that tells you what portion of your money should you put on a given investment. How much risk should you be willing to take? Many investors mess up an incredible number of opportunities by not following proper money management routines. In the end, it was all Murphy's Law in action. The stocks that we were the most sure ... They hurt the most. The stocks we were afraid of went up through the roof!

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  • Anyone who is currently speculation/investing in stocks, thought wrong that current stock market is a free market. The market is setup mainly for the big boys and not ants (the rest of us). Sometimes some ants wins but they (the big boys) will make sure that the winning ants is small just to paint a picture into the other unsuspecting ants that the market is still a free market that anyone can win. It is a confidence game. When confidence  in a financial system fails, the whole system collapse. The big boys would not allow that to happen. They need the masses/ants to continue to use the system so that their own wealth in the system is maintain. Once in a while, the big boys will pull out some of their wealth and convert it into hard asset like gold, property, painting, antics cars, etc but they will not pull out all of their wealth all at once since they still the system up and running and they need ants to run it.

    News – ‘Buy on speculation, sell on news’ the way to go for now?

    Anyone who is currently speculation/investing in stocks, thought wrong that current stock market is a free market. The market is setup mainly for the big boys and not ants (the rest of us). Sometimes some ants wins but they (the big boys) will make sure that the winning ants is small just to paint a picture into the other unsuspecting ants that the market is still a free market that anyone can win. It is a confidence game. When confidence in a financial system fails, the whole system collapse. The big boys would not allow that to happen. They need the masses/ants to continue to use the system so that their own wealth in the system is maintain. Once in a while, the big boys will pull out some of their wealth and convert it into hard asset like gold, property, painting, antics cars, etc but they will not pull out all of their wealth all at once since they still the system up and running and they need ants to run it.

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  • Sometimes it seems like the investment community operates on the assumption that the world started in 1929 – or at least that the financial booms, busts and speculators preceding the 1920s are irrelevant to the modern investor. We think this is misguided. Just consider that this common worldview ignores an age where speculators lived in sprawling mansions on Fifth Avenue (as opposed to apartments in the same place measuring about 1/100th the size)! We imagine that there’s a lot to learn from looking at the past 300 years as opposed to the past 80.

    Presenting The 10 Most Spectacular Financial Speculations Of The Past 300 Years

    Sometimes it seems like the investment community operates on the assumption that the world started in 1929 – or at least that the financial booms, busts and speculators preceding the 1920s are irrelevant to the modern investor. We think this is misguided. Just consider that this common worldview ignores an age where speculators lived in sprawling mansions on Fifth Avenue (as opposed to apartments in the same place measuring about 1/100th the size)! We imagine that there’s a lot to learn from looking at the past 300 years as opposed to the past 80.

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  • As a Contrarian I think how many people are left that will pay this high price? Using other indicators the professional trader will want to sell and get short. I have seen it happen many times. The fools are trapped at the top and rush for the exit. That is why bear markets go down about three times faster that bull markets go up.

    What Do You Think?

    As a Contrarian I think how many people are left that will pay this high price? Using other indicators the professional trader will want to sell and get short. I have seen it happen many times. The fools are trapped at the top and rush for the exit. That is why bear markets go down about three times faster that bull markets go up.

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  • A bear market needs to be avoided at all costs, or you will again join millions of mislead investors who will watch their (bullish) portfolio sink into oblivion. To say investing for the long-term is the answer when buying and holding is simply not acceptable, because who wants to go down with a bear market and then wait some five or more years just to make up the losses?

    Bear Market Thoughts

    A bear market needs to be avoided at all costs, or you will again join millions of mislead investors who will watch their (bullish) portfolio sink into oblivion. To say investing for the long-term is the answer when buying and holding is simply not acceptable, because who wants to go down with a bear market and then wait some five or more years just to make up the losses?

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  • There is a way the investor, NOT the fund manager, can protect his money. He must set a limit price. If the fund drops below that price Mr. Investor must call the fund manager and have his money transferred into a money market account. Cash is king while the market is sinking. If Mr. Investor is not willing to take responsibility for his own money his full name will be Mr. Poor Investor.

    Time To Sell

    There is a way the investor, NOT the fund manager, can protect his money. He must set a limit price. If the fund drops below that price Mr. Investor must call the fund manager and have his money transferred into a money market account. Cash is king while the market is sinking. If Mr. Investor is not willing to take responsibility for his own money his full name will be Mr. Poor Investor.

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