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Friday, August 15, 2008

Investing Series: Dogs of the DOW as the Kernel to my Investment Philosophy

Challenge Accounts:

Investing Account Balance:
$310.33
Stock / Futures Trading Balance: $954.13
Online Savings Balance: $47.39

Personal Trading Thoughts: Well, we received the up-day that I was looking for. What I'm finding very interesting right now? All of this bearish news is not moving the 'inflation markets' appropriately; or should I say - as they naturally would. Which I see as somewhat bearish for gold, bullish for paper. In my personal accounts, I'm still within the CRBC trade. Looking for a break above $4.11

Personal Investing Thoughts: Overall, I'm just watching and waiting. Summer is here, and the market is generally weaker in the summer, so I'm not a buyer. Many years, I turn my DRIP off in the summer, and receive straight cash. But not this summer. We've been in a bear market, and the market is offering bargain prices on many stocks. Therefore, my DRIP will remain on, so that I can accumulate more shares at better prices to DCA
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How did I build my investment philosophy? What is the kernel that I built my investment philosophy from? I discuss that in todays video ...

(Video Included. If you're seeing this entry elsewhere and cannot see the Video? Click here to view the entry ...)



The next entry in this "Investment Series" will reference an older entry of mine, which will emphasize the difference between investing, and trading ...

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Investing Account Balance: $310.33
Stock / Futures Trading Balance: $954.13
Online Savings Balance: $47.39

Total Trades: 6
Largest Inter-trade Drawdown: $86.51
Consecutive Losing Trades (Drawdown): 2
Average Drawdown: $56.63
Average Loss: $74.27
Accuracy Rate: 33%
Average Reward: $175.34
Risk : Reward Ratio: 1 : 2.1
Trading Money Gain / (Loss): Up + $53.84

This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have 12 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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