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What should you do during a stock market crash?

secular bear market

First of all, it’s important to understand that the vast majority of the time, crashes come in the context of bear markets. The 1987 crash is one rare exception and occurred during a bull market (note I’m not counting “mini-crashes” here, such as 2010, but only true large-scale crashes). Once …

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The Trump Portfolio 


10 Stocks That Benefit If Donald Trump Becomes US-President Despite all the chaos on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (Ohio), it’s very likely that Donald Trump will be the official Republican candidate in the race for the White House. On election night in November, he will face Hillary Clinton; …

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From 5’000 to 22’000’000


In 1944, Anne Scheiber, who worked as a tax-auditor at the IRS for 23 years and never earned more than 350 USD/month, retired from the service at the age of 50. After 23 years of work, her life savings stood at 5’000 USD. Using this sum and her monthly pension …

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Sell In May And Go Away..

half year returns for markets

… is an often quoted stockmarket adage these days. It’s based on the historical underperformance of stocks in the 6 months from May until the end of October, compared to the period from early November to the end of April.   The significant seasonal trading pattern is a fact, based …

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Stocks & Oil – a new reality


Humans are creations of habits and quickly feel uncomfortable, when something – or someone – disrupts their habits. For decades, the creature of the human stock-investor could be sure that ‘falling oil’ means ‘rising stocks’. After all, we learned from dusty textbooks back at the university or private investment experience, …

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Stocks – How It All Started

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In today’s financial markets, billions of shares are traded every day. The biggest exchanges by volume are New York, Tokyo and London, but through electronic trading, shares are bought and sold around the world around the clock. Chinese philosopher LaoTse didn’t know about stock trading, he lived in the 5th …

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Stocks & Strategy II


Pay Attention to the Average When chatting with friends about my job, they often compare the stock market with a casino. Well, I could argue with many facts contradicting this view, but I generally do not try to persuade people to invest. I only advise them if they want to …

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Leaders & Laggers

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I might be completely wrong, but based on recent conversations, I guess that 9 out 10 romanians would only invest in the stock market, when they are sure that the general economy is booming. The simple assumption, that better economic statistics and data, must be good for stocks, is unfortunately …

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Bulls vs Bears

bulls vs bears

In our journey through the cycles of economy and markets, we just arrived in stage 3. In other words, the economy is in full recovery, the markets are looking ahead and paying attention to the upcoming economic recession. Recovery vs recession – in the markets, this fight translates into a …

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Calendar & Trends

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Many participants of the stock-market, in general pretty rational fellows, are paying a great deal of attention to seasonal or calendar trends. One of the best known trading adage is appearing each year towards the end of April: • ‘Sell in May and go away’ followed by • ‘Remember to …

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