Commitment Bias – Podcast #10
Aug31

Commitment Bias – Podcast #10

Download audio Listen/View host page Tahric talks about how to identify commitment bias and how an emotional attachment to a decision can lead to losses. Download audio Listen/View host page Tweet Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintGoogleRedditLike this:Like...

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Stock Trading Service Charges – Podcast #3
Apr22

Stock Trading Service Charges – Podcast #3

Download File Listen/View host page   This episode revisits an earlier article called Money Hungry Service Charges in our Trading category. Service charges play a significant role in trading. the degree of the effect is largely based on the amount of capital in your trading account, frequency of trades, and the fee structure of your brokerage. Thanks for listening.   Download File Listen/View host page Tweet Share...

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Stop Multitasking
Oct17

Stop Multitasking

Pay attention! I watched this thing on one of those news magazine shows a long time ago. It was about texting while walking. Since then I’ve seen laws passed to ban texting and driving. I think it makes total sense to ban something so senseless and dangerous. However, texting while driving is a part of what I think is a bigger problem, and that’s the idea of multitasking. Multitasking is a term that describes the ability...

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Karma free iPhones
Jun27

Karma free iPhones

  I was listening to “The Joe Rogan Experience” a while back. “The Joe Rogan Experience” is a podcast hosted by stand-up comedian, Joe Rogan. Joe and his co-host were discussing Foxconn, a company on China that manufactures iPhone components. The discussion was on news of poor working conditions, and suicides that took place on the company property. Joe Rogan posed the question of what it might cost, or...

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Is short selling evil?
Jun25

Is short selling evil?

  I’ve both witnessed and participated in debates on whether or not short selling stocks is wrong or harmful to companies or market participants. Short selling is essentially betting that the price of a commodity, stock, bond, or currency will go down in the future. It works through borrowing the stock from a broker, buying it back at a lower price, and keeping the difference. According to Investopedia.com ‘Short...

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Can the BlackBerry be the CrackBerry again?
Jun12

Can the BlackBerry be the CrackBerry again?

    The BlackBerry became known as the Crackberry, because of its owners’ inability to put it down. It was launched in 1999. With this product, RIM (Research In Motion) started the trend of having a phone permanently attached to your hand, with your neck and back arched over an enchanted screen. Enter, the smartphone age! I graduated the year after the launch. My good friend would lock into the screen and be lost to the...

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China’s luxury product demand rising
Jun11

China’s luxury product demand rising

Tired of hearing about the rising economic power of the Chinese? Well I’ll tell you who isn’t, Chinese people. And who wouldn’t. Who doen’t want to hear that their team is rising and getting more powerful? Well here’s some more. A recent Paris, AFP post reports that Chinese consumers will be the leading buyers of luxury brands by the year 2015. Sound a bit vague? Maybe just to me. To be a bit. More...

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Pyramid Schemes
Mar18

Pyramid Schemes

Have you or your friends ever entered a pyramid scheme? I set off explain Ponzi chemes, but felt compelled to write a bit about pyramid schemes as well, since they are both similar in their promise of great returns, and their inevitable collapses. First of all a pyramid scheme is never usually called a pyramid scheme when the idea is being sold to people. A pyramid scheme is a fraudulent investment plan based on a hierarchy. A pyramid...

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Trend Following, by Michael Covel
Oct28

Trend Following, by Michael Covel

Trend Following, By Michael Covel   Trend Following[i] Explains the concept of trend following as a trading method. The book clarifies the idea, for those who don’t understand what trend following is. It goes the extra step of providing a compelling argument for the benefit of using trend following in bull and bear markets.   The book profiles various traders and hedge fund managers who follow this methodology. We can see...

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Helping Your Kids Save Money
Sep25

Helping Your Kids Save Money

Some of us have been blessed with the finances of our parents, giving us a jump start as we entered adulthood. Many of us haven’t. Starting off with a decent nest egg and starting off from scratch can make a tremendous difference, especially when considering the effects of compound interest. When looking at it this way, there are few substitutes for an early start when considering building wealth. As adults, we accept the tools we...

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