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Do Stocks Ever Hit Analyst Target Prices?

In their March 2005 paper entitled “Do Sell-Side Analysts Exhibit Differential Target Price Forecasting Ability?”, Mark Bradshaw and Lawrence Brown test the accuracy of 12-month stock price targets both for individual analysts and for analysts overall. Using a filtered sample of about 100,000 individual 12-month stock price targets from Thomson Financial over the period 1997-2002,… Keep Reading

What Makes Shorts Throw in the Towel?

…short sellers throw in the towel (throw more punches) when stock prices move against (with) their positions.

The Animal Spirits of Day Trading

…given that trading involves logical reasoning, numerical computation and long-term planning, one component of successful trading may be a reduced level of emotional reactivity.

The Best Benchmarkers, Ever!

…stocks have significantly outperformed less risky asset classes in the U.S. for over 200 years. Volatility comes with the outperformance.

What It Takes to Drive the Big (Hedge Fund) Rigs

…smart young (hedge fund) drivers wanted.

Technical Trading Thoroughly Tested

In their March 2005 paper entitled “Re-Examining the Profitability of Technical Analysis with White’s Reality Check and Hansen’s SPA Test”, Po-Hsuan Hsu and Chung-Ming Kuan examine the profitability of a very large universe of technical trading rules and strategies against the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite and Russell 2000 stock indexes…. Keep Reading

Easy Trader

Is this process too easy for the average investor?

Disagree with Me? Idiot! Liar! Basher! Pumper!

…stock message boards, used with caution, have some value.

Focus Investment in Foreign Markets?

…Mr. Bennett would recommend focusing long-term, non-U.S. investments in Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and perhaps South Africa and India. “The Anglosphere is where the action is going to be.”

How’s Your Mutual Fund Doing?

In case your mutual fund’s got you down…