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What Makes Investors Flinch?

My body of work in technical analysis is well represented when you follow me in investing note. A caveat: I’m writing this as an economist / investor / trader; I’m not a technical expert on the technology side of this stuff. I always got the impression that Jeff was a sharp investor and I’m glad to see him running his own fund now. If you are interested in running your fund, do check out this interview. Even if Putin and Medvedev do a good job running Russia, the risk, as with China, is that future leaders may mess everything up. He has a good track record but I don’t even know what type of investor he is. Geoff Gannon seems to suggest he is a distress investor but to what degree? Canadian superinvestor, Paul Desmaris of Power Corporation (Geoff Gannon for GuruFocus): Good article recapping the history of Paul Desmaris, who is not widely known outside Canada.

The article talks about hobbyists using Microsoft’s Xbox360 Kinect, a motion-sensor device that was introduced recently, in their robotics and automation programs. This article talks about the emergence of online sites that allow individuals to rent out their property. This is an excellent article that touches on why we may not see strong returns over the next decade. Over the course of a lifetime, you will be faced with many investing decisions. Don’t ask about cost, conduct your diligence and learn what it will pay you. Pay off your debt, create a budget and develop good spending habits. I wonder if this is a good thing or a bad thing for Microsoft. Over time, research has shown that investors who have diversified portfolios usually see more consistent and stable returns on their investments than those who just invest in one thing. Investors need to assess for themselves whether individual prefs and perps are good investments.

Nevertheless, this is a good newbie article and I think it’s worth reading it to understand the market so that we can contemplate an investment in the future. I concur with some of the analyst comments in the article and think that US stocks will probably post around 7% per year (nominal) going forward. Think about all thepeople you care about and who may need and rely on you. Benjamin Graham on intelligent vs unintelligent speculation (CanadianValue for GuruFocus): I’m not a classic value investor and think Graham is wayyy too conservative, but it’s still good to think about risk. A couple of books were re-read, such as the Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor. Once this critical/threshold scale is reached, one can decide to become active full time investor. You can easily integrate it into your WooCommerce store using BotMaker. With negligible tracking error, these funds can offer higher upside when the underlying index rises.

The downside is capped and the upside is very large (you are looking at up to a hundread times the return on the upside versus a maximum -100% loss). While many investors like to have the physical gold or silver, there is a high risk of loss due to theft especially if one invests in numismatic coins. Tata Nano sales slipping in India (New York Times): Introduced to much fanfare in India, the tiny Tata Nano was supposed to make cars affordable in poor countries like India. Sales took off with a bang but appears to have stalled due to various problems with the car and its marketing. They have UK, Europe, US, Asia, Japan, Emerging Markets, Developed World. So will the rest of the world. Thus, you will have access to long term and short term funds. One of the arguments made by long-term bulls is that the stock market will post strong returns over the next decade because the last decade was extremely poor.

Investors have great influence over the social, environmental and economic challenges of societies, yet operate within a market infrastructure and investment ecosystem where the incentives do not generally balance social, environmental and economic impact. One distressed company to watch: Deans Foods (Bloomberg): Contrarians and distressed value investors may want to check out Dean Foods (DF), the largest dairy in America. I don’t like companies like this but I notice many value investors like these old-school companies. We’ll your background sound a lot like mine but I’m sure you didn’t lose as much (percentage wise) as I did when I started. One of the big risks with situations like this is a take-under. He hesitated, and then said,”It’s not something I can explain. You’ll have to experience it for yourself one day.” I never went into sailing. You can invest a minimum of Rs.500 and maximum of Rs.1.5 lakh per year and earn 8% as interest.