mutual fund Archive

  • U.S. market regulators are intensifying their scrutiny of assets that can be hard to sell in stressed markets after the failure of a high-yield bond fund overseen by Third Avenue Management LLC.

    Mutual Funds to Face More SEC Scrutiny After Third Avenue Bust

    U.S. market regulators are intensifying their scrutiny of assets that can be hard to sell in stressed markets after the failure of a high-yield bond fund overseen by Third Avenue Management LLC.

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  • The smart investor can’t sit around with his finger up his nose waiting for them to come back. A 50% loss means it has to gain 100% to get back to even. If Mr. Smart Investor had taken a small 10% hit he would be money ahead. He could even consider the difference between the 50% loss and the 10% loss as a reverse profit. One loss he didn’t have to take. The money stayed in his portfolio.

    How Stop Loss Orders Make Money

    The smart investor can’t sit around with his finger up his nose waiting for them to come back. A 50% loss means it has to gain 100% to get back to even. If Mr. Smart Investor had taken a small 10% hit he would be money ahead. He could even consider the difference between the 50% loss and the 10% loss as a reverse profit. One loss he didn’t have to take. The money stayed in his portfolio.

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  • Many readers have told me that this is one of the most difficult things to do. Why? Very simply, because it is an admission of having been wrong especially if that sell stop triggers a loss as opposed to locking in a gain. Get over it! When you invest, you will have losses and admitting that you were wrong from time to time will not kill your portfolio. What will kill it is letting small losses turn into large ones.

    Never Too Big To Admit Mistakes

    Many readers have told me that this is one of the most difficult things to do. Why? Very simply, because it is an admission of having been wrong especially if that sell stop triggers a loss as opposed to locking in a gain. Get over it! When you invest, you will have losses and admitting that you were wrong from time to time will not kill your portfolio. What will kill it is letting small losses turn into large ones.

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  • Because the only protection against a bear market is to be in cash on the sidelines or actually invested in bear market funds. And don’t let any of these index proponents tell you any different—when the markets head south, index funds with will join the crowd.

    Avoiding Tragedies

    Because the only protection against a bear market is to be in cash on the sidelines or actually invested in bear market funds. And don’t let any of these index proponents tell you any different—when the markets head south, index funds with will join the crowd.

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  • Why do stocks go up? Sure, more buyers than sellers, but there is more to it than that. The company has to show it is making a profit now and will make a bigger profit later. That means the stockholder may receive a larger dividend or the company has a higher net worth. Simple. However i f the economy is shrinking due to large unemployment who is the company going to sell its products to?

    What Should You Buy Now?

    Why do stocks go up? Sure, more buyers than sellers, but there is more to it than that. The company has to show it is making a profit now and will make a bigger profit later. That means the stockholder may receive a larger dividend or the company has a higher net worth. Simple. However i f the economy is shrinking due to large unemployment who is the company going to sell its products to?

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  • Chart patterns repeat. They repeat and repeat year in and year out. The charts of the stock market today and those of 100 years ago are exactly the same. I am talking about the patterns that repeat. The reason is brutally simple. Man has not changed. His reasons for buying and selling are two basic emotions – fear and greed. The chart shows them clearly. It is up to the trader, oops investor, to learn them.

    Why Stock Market Charts Work

    Chart patterns repeat. They repeat and repeat year in and year out. The charts of the stock market today and those of 100 years ago are exactly the same. I am talking about the patterns that repeat. The reason is brutally simple. Man has not changed. His reasons for buying and selling are two basic emotions – fear and greed. The chart shows them clearly. It is up to the trader, oops investor, to learn them.

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  • But as it says on the bottom of every prospectus, past performance is no guarantee of future results. And in these days of cockeyed cooked books, past performance is barely a guarantee of past results! So you need to decide not only what to buy, but you have to be darn sure you know when to sell it when future results of an investment don't match your expectations.

    The Demise of Buy and Hold

    But as it says on the bottom of every prospectus, past performance is no guarantee of future results. And in these days of cockeyed cooked books, past performance is barely a guarantee of past results! So you need to decide not only what to buy, but you have to be darn sure you know when to sell it when future results of an investment don't match your expectations.

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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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  • With that description of smart money, the next logical question to ask is, what are they looking at now? To answer that question, understand the time horizon they have in mind. They’re not looking at next week or next month like a trader would, nor so far out that it will take the rest of their life to realize a profit. The smart money is looking at the likely trends over the next few years.

    Are You Smart Money?

    With that description of smart money, the next logical question to ask is, what are they looking at now? To answer that question, understand the time horizon they have in mind. They’re not looking at next week or next month like a trader would, nor so far out that it will take the rest of their life to realize a profit. The smart money is looking at the likely trends over the next few years.

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  • Stick with the guys that know whats going on. Look at it this way; those that know whats up will be praying for a selloff to buy more physical, NOT waiting for it to go up to buy more. This is clearly NOT a bubble or anything anywhere near it. The only bubble remaining to be pooped is the $US as, that, in my humble opinion is still overvalued by 100% of its current value.

    The Silver and Gold bubble

    Stick with the guys that know whats going on. Look at it this way; those that know whats up will be praying for a selloff to buy more physical, NOT waiting for it to go up to buy more. This is clearly NOT a bubble or anything anywhere near it. The only bubble remaining to be pooped is the $US as, that, in my humble opinion is still overvalued by 100% of its current value.

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