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Funny investment quotes

Investing can be mentally draining and psychologically challenging even on the best days. So what better way to release some of the trading stress than have a good laugh about investing in stocks (or investing in general)? For this reason, I compiled my favorite funny investment quotes. Some of them relate directly to the stock market, some to the investment life in general, and almost…

Are dividend stocks worth it?

Like with many other questions it depends who’s asking. Why do you prefer dividends over capital gains? Since capital gains are bigger than dividend income for most stocks and the former also has the benefit of being taxed at a lower rate (that is, if you hold onto your shares longer than a year), you have to have a special reason for preferring dividends. In…

Robinhood investing app review

I started using Robinhood app in early 2018 and discovering it was actually one of the main impulses that brought me back to active trading. The ability to invest very little with no trading fees sounded very promising to me. And Robinhood certainly delivers when it comes to helping a small guy enter the market. But there are two things lacking for the app to…

A Random Walk Down Wall Street – book review & summary

I own many books on investing and trading. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel is one of the classics that I keep returning to when I want to brush up on my knowledge of long-term investing. And this is exactly what this book is geared towards – long-term, low-risk, diversified investments which accounts for its main strengths and downfalls. Author is…

Nasdaq double top of 2018 was ultimate flop

Although I keep defending technical analysis against “random walkers” and strict followers of fundamental analysis, I am far from blindly believing in every pattern each time it occurs. But even if you were exercising caution like me, you could hardly tame the excitement while watching Nasdaq candlestick chart in early 2018. 2017 was another race to new previously unbelievable heights and my bear bias was…

Why the random walk theory is deeply mistaken

This article is about a favorite theory of people that do not actively trade in the stock market. If they invest at all, they usually promote buy-and-hold strategy in its various versions. And that makes sense. If you believe in random walk theory, you would a fool trying to beat the market. What most people don’t understand is, that “random” and “you can’t predict the…

Is stock market rigged and does it really matter?

It is one of the favorite excuses anytime somebody loses money in the stock market. “The market is rigged.” Ask the poor soul that just hit the stop-loss why he or she thinks so and you are sure to hear some elaborate (or simple) theory. “It’s all about high-frequency trading nowadays. You can never be faster in executing trades than big guys.” or “The chart…

About Me and this Blog

Hi, my name is Mike and I am an amateur trader and investor. I started this investing blog to share my thoughts, opinions, and a lot of useful information I came across during my journey to become a successful trader.

You can find here articles on traditional methods like technical analysis and money management but also more elusive topics, such as how psychology affects financial markets and our own investing results.