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Old habits die hard as Time Lords teach us a lesson

Old habits die hard as Time Lords teach us a lesson

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Truth is always revealed to the righteous – so the saying goes – and yet most people only recognise that truth when it’s too late. Put another way: hindsight is 20/20, but wouldn’t it be nice if people also had a little foresight? While historians warn each generation not to […]

Using monthly charts to analyze trends

Using monthly charts to analyze trends

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PHUKET: Monthly charts are among the first buy signals I look for when selecting stocks because they show bigger time frames where long term trends can be seen. As we enter the summer months, a short term pull back could still happen and this would be a perfectly normal price […]

Track price action, not pundits’ talk

Track price action, not pundits’ talk

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PHUKET: As I am writing this, I haven’t turned on a TV in more than 10 days. So I am not getting any news from a verbal source about nuclear confrontations with North Korea, Trump uncertainty or whatever else is going on in the world. However, I have been reading […]

Market pullbacks make great opportunities

Market pullbacks make great opportunities

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PHUKET: Pullbacks are great opportunities to see where the strongest stocks are, allowing investors to make a watch list of potential leadership stocks or sector ETFs that are holding up in the face of bad news. Since early March, we have been seeing the S&P 500 undergo some consolidation involving […]

Using fundamental and technical analysis to gauge stocks

Using fundamental and technical analysis to gauge stocks

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PHUKET: When I decide that a stock could either be worth buying or worth placing on a watch list, the first thing I do is look at the stock’s fundamentals using a stock research and marketing tool called ‘MarketSmith’. Using small cap LGI Homes (NASDAQ: LGIH) as a sample stock, […]

What next for pension transfers?

What next for pension transfers?

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PHUKET: In 2006, following an EU ruling on the free movement of capital, the UK introduced Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS), which allowed Britons to transfer their UK pensions overseas. It has been a very popular piece of legislation. According to the HMRC, 110,000 expats have taken advantage of […]

Market pullback nothing to worry about

Market pullback nothing to worry about

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PHUKET: As of late March, US stocks appear to be cooling after strong gains since the US elections. Over the next 1-3 months, I expect further market consolidation with a pullback by major market indices to the 50-day moving averages level being a real possibility. The Dow Jones could fall […]

What interest rate hikes mean for investors

What interest rate hikes mean for investors

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PHUKET: Early last month, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates, with the market largely ignoring the long-expected move. With at least a couple of more rate increases expected in the near future, I would still not expect the market to suddenly turn bearish. If the Fed thought the US […]

Death and Taxes – The final cut

Death and Taxes – The final cut

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PHUKET: Benjamin Franklin once wrote that only two things in life were certain, death and taxes, but what happens if death and taxes occur simultaneously? Although it should be the foundation on which all other financial planning is built, many people fail to plan for death, and for the sometimes […]

Securing your financial future

Securing your financial future

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PHUKET: It really doesn’t matter if you make a little money or tonnes. If you can’t master this very important step you will never achieve financial freedom. It sounds all too simple in theory, yet in practice so many people have trouble staying disciplined. The step I am referring to […]