Tag: Trading Tales

A ONE STOCK TALE: “JUST ONE THING”

A ONE STOCK TALE: “JUST ONE THING”

This tale is not one that I’m particularly proud to tell. It teaches us the power of one extraordinary stock in a portfolio. For those that have seen the movie City Slickers and remember Curly famous line, “One Thing, Just One Thing” this tale is for you. In the movie Curly, played by Jack Palance, was explaining […]

A TALE OF MIGHT: “DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO”

A TALE OF MIGHT: “DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO”

Have you ever heard the expression, do as I say not as I do?  I’m sure we all have.  This expression typically roles off the tongue of someone that’s been there and done that.  Typically these words come form a person that has accumulated great wisdom having been around the block a time or two.  […]

A TALE OF IDENTITY: “TRADER OR INVESTOR?”

A TALE OF IDENTITY: “TRADER OR INVESTOR?”

Are you an investor or a trader? The answer is I don’t know exactly where one begins and the other one ends. This question needs to be examined because it provides insight into why so many people would be far better off investing in a diversified portfolio of low cost passive investments such as low […]

A SWEET TALE: “THE SUGAR KING”

A SWEET TALE: “THE SUGAR KING”

This tale is a variation of A Tale of Might.  I call it a sweet tale because the person involved in this tale made a fortune trading sugar.  He wasn’t a sugar trader in the traditional sense of someone that trades sugar on a commodities exchange.  However, he understood sugar because he was in the business […]

A TRADER’S TALE: “THE PLIGHT OF THE TRADER”

A TRADER’S TALE: “THE PLIGHT OF THE TRADER”

We learned in A One Stock Tale that you can always become a better trader. Anyone that invests or trades financial instruments that exhibit volatility quickly experiences what I call the plight of the investor or better said the plight of the trader. I call this a plight because as a trader it seems that you are […]

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