Investor, get rid of information overload!

Retail investors are overwhelmed with information. Meanwhile the payload of these numerous analytics and market reviews is zero or even negative. Is a passive investment in an index ETF a solution to this problem? Yes, but not necessarily the best one. We provide a short list of S&P 500 stocks with good fundamentals, low volatilities and correlations and nice charts from technical point of view. Continue reading "Investor, get rid of information overload!"

JuniorDepot6a – Suboptimal Market Timing and 2nd Stockpicking Attempt with Viacom

Elle keeps practicing to read the charts and recently she found a strong resistance level for DAX at 12600. So we partially went to cash, however, somewhat prematurely. We tried to turn this setback into an opportunity and bought Viacom (VIAB) stocks... which dropped by -6% today. Still we hold it for a fundamentally good investment and will keep the stock. Continue reading "JuniorDepot6a – Suboptimal Market Timing and 2nd Stockpicking Attempt with Viacom"

A Quick but Insightful Look at Stock Fundamental Data Summary

StockPup.com generously shares the fundamental data for several hundred stocks. However, there are a lot of outliers and missing data. We present some interesting results for the market summary and the long-term trends.
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Does Stock Picking Still Make Sense? Yes, it does!

Many "experts", at least in Germany, state nowadays: currently the markets are driven by macroeconomic factors (FED and ECB policies, quantitative easing, etc) thus the stock picking does not make sense. We show that it still does. Continue reading "Does Stock Picking Still Make Sense? Yes, it does!"

Visualizing the Data on 6356 American Stocks – with R source code

By current artificial intelligence, big data and robo-advisory hype many people believe that computers can do everything for you. I am pretty skeptical about it. Never denying (and actively engaging by myself) a computer-aided trading and investment I always claim "man and machine" rather than "man vs. machine". In this post I show you how to summarize and visualize the data from Alpha Vantage for 6356 American stocks. Continue reading "Visualizing the Data on 6356 American Stocks – with R source code"

JuniorDepot5 – Learning Pain of Loss with GoPro Action

Elle, a 7-year old girl, insisted last month on investing in GoPro. Now she has to learn the pain of losing money.
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Gallery of TBOT – triangle bottoms according to Lo et al 7/8

We continue publishing the visual results from Vasily Nekrasov's attempt to reproduce the results from "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang(2000). Continue reading "Gallery of TBOT – triangle bottoms according to Lo et al 7/8"

Gallery of RTOP – rectangle tops according to Lo et al 6/8

We continue publishing the visual results from Vasily Nekrasov's attempt to reproduce the results from "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang(2000). Continue reading "Gallery of RTOP – rectangle tops according to Lo et al 6/8"

Gallery of RBOT – rectangle bottoms according to Lo et al 5/8

We continue publishing the visual results from Vasily Nekrasov's attempt to reproduce the results from "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang(2000). Continue reading "Gallery of RBOT – rectangle bottoms according to Lo et al 5/8"

Patterns of Technical Analysis – Do They Work?

Seven years ago I tried to reproduce the results of "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang with more recent data than they used. Lo et al come to the conclusion that the chart patterns are statistically significant (which does not yet mean their practical usability). My results shows that there is no statistical significance (anymore). Continue reading "Patterns of Technical Analysis – Do They Work?"