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Why writing is important when investing

I have not been writing here nearly as much as I would like. This seems like a reasonable activity to stop when things get busy but an investor who does not write and record their thoughts and strategies in some form is worse off in my opinion. Without documenting your thought process, ideas and theories, there is no way to keep track of everything that is going on in the markets and in your own mind let alone what is actually working or not. Fortunately we have a great team at 5i Research who has been able to keep the content flowing for readers and to keep our team on our toes.  

Ryan Dec 07, 2017

The Importance of Having a Plan: Photon Control, Ballard Power Systems, The Stars Group

The importance of having a plan: Technical Analysis
No matter how much experience you have as an investor, a trend following system is a straight forward approach to systematic trading that can be easily deployed and managed by anyone. This is a great way to profit from large moves without having to manage positions on an intraday basis. If you have spent time learning lessons the hard way, like myself, then you will relate to what I am about to say.

The two problems I struggled with the most were taking a position too large for my account and selling too soon. In my experience these problems often go hand in hand, I was always putting myself in the perfect position for emotional ruin. Every time I would get onto a winning trade I became greedy or scared and locked in profits prematurely, cutting my potential returns short.

This is exactly what happened last week to one of my subscribers with Photon Control (TSXV:PHO)...

5i Oct 11, 2017

Technical Analysis Stock Picks on Avigilon (TSX: AVO) and Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX: INE)

Technical Analysis on Avigilon (AVO) and Innergex Renewable Energy (INE)

My main focus is tracing abnormal volatility which flags the potential of momentum coming into an underlying name or sector. As a momentum trader, I rarely look at major indexes, but at small-cap names with high institutional or insider ownership. This is because small cap names offer many advantages to traders. One being that they tend to move with a greater velocity than large-cap names. This is due to supply and demand...

5i Sep 18, 2017

Technical Analysis Stock Picks on Savaria (TSX: SIS), Stella-Jones (TSX: SJ), and AGF Management (TSX: AGF.B)

Technical Analysis - Savaria (TSX: SIS), Stella-Jones (TSX: SJ), AGF Management (TSX: AGF.B)

We are excited to introduce our first in a continuing series of pieces surrounding stock ideas generated through technical analysis. In partnership with Dwight over at Set Your Stop, we will be posting some his top TA ideas every two weeks. Subscribe to the blog to get notifications on when his next piece is up and sign up for a free trial if you are not a member to get access immediately.

 
5i Aug 28, 2017
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