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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 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

5 from 5i: How Economists See Market Drivers

It was a big week for US bank earnings, and markets showed concerns over President Donald Trump’s ability to push through his pro-growth policies, following a setback to the healthcare bill. Bank of America (BAC), the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, beat quarterly earnings expectations but experienced a slowdown in trading revenue and trimmed its expectations for growth in net interest income. Goldman Sachs (GS) dipped after also beating earnings expectations but posted a 40% drop in bond trading revenue. Telecom company Rogers Communications (RCI.B) reported a greater-than-expected 35% jump in second-quarter profit, as a gain in wireless subscribers offset declines in its cable TV business. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as it earned more from higher shipments of commodities, but executives were cautious on grains for the second half of the year. Here are stories we found interesting this week:

  1. An overview of factors driving market 'bubbles'
  2. ETF Managers made active decisions for passive investors, years ago
  3. Three 'simple' lessons learned over the last 10 years
  4. If portfolio management is no longer the source of a financial advisor’s value, what is?
  5. The 'Top 10' S&P 500 company contributions over the last 35 years
Michael Jul 21, 2017
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