Considering Whether to Take Profits and Pay taxes? Here’s How to Decide

The extended market rally has left many investors with significant gains in their holdings. This raises an important decision: Is it time to sell, and pay the taxes? While the right answer depends upon your personal circumstances, my objective is to help you think about the problem in the right way. The Bias Against Selling […]

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Stock Exchange: Reading into Retail Moves

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: Discuss an important issue for traders; Highlight several technical trading methods – including current ideas; Feature advice from top traders and writers; and, Provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will a Big Week for Data (finally) Bring Volatility?

The holiday-shortened week ahead features many economic reports, including the most important. The biggest news is at week’s end, so both market participants and pundits will have time to settle in after the long weekend. When they get around to the calendar, I expect many to be asking: Will we finally see some volatility? Last […]

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Stock Exchange: How to Use Backtests Effectively

  Everyone interested in managing their own money ought to keep an old idiom in mind: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, greed is a powerful motivator. It’s tempting to see a new model with an incredible backtest and think this could be the answer. Experienced investors know that […]

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