Lost opportunity cost, or: What's wrong with buy and hold?
I bought AAPL back in 2005, and made 4% in a week before I sold. Holding it would have netted me over 600% - so what's wrong with buy and hold? How do we know when to sell?
Using a trailing stop can whipsaw out of a good winning position, but not having a sell discipline leads to poor emotional decisions. What's your strategy?
Technical analysis of Apple stock ($AAPL) from AbjectAvarice.com. Screencast recorded prior to earnings announcement on 18 Jan 2011, with the recent news of Steve Jobs leave of absence for health reasons. I take a look at other announcements related to Mr. Job's health, including the first news of his pancreatic tumor, his thin appearance at WWDC 2008, and his liver transplant in 2009.
The Daily Mail broke a story that Shell may buyout British Petroleum. This rumor was quite profitable for holders of BP stock - but the chart says more strength is ahead. In a brief essay focused on point and figure charting, this article shows how January 2011's breakout above a multi-year resistance level portends even higher prices ahead.
United Airlines shows strong fundamental and technical traits, with a timely entry at the beginning of 2011. This article talks the reader through multiple avenues of technical analysis on the charts, including Fibonacci retracement, point and figure charting, stochastics, and moving averages. All show strongly bullish characteristics.
Citigroup's stock looks good right now on fundamental and technical grounds. This article shows chart comments and gives reasons why Citigroup may be poised for a substantial breakout above a multiyear resistance level.
The technical analysis is focused on point and figure charting.
Some people are looking at the broad markets right now and seeing possible resistance to higher prices, based on the fact that we’re right back where we were in April/May of this year. I see news stories talking about how the S&P is at a two year high.
Buy low, sell high – right? Doesn’t this mean we’re at the “high”?