Tracking insider selling is sometimes not so helpful, but if you do see an insider aggressively selling when the stock is falling, run. There's only one reason somebody does that, and it's not because they're bullish on the stock's prospects. I couldn't care less if you're paying for a new swimming pool or your kids' [...]
I more often than not sell too soon. To avoid that, I'm trying to better distinguish between cases in which the rise in the share price is still primarily a function of improving business fundamentals and those where multiple expansion has become most important. A rapidly increasing multiple often means too many people are starting [...]
Sometimes going for a walk or meeting a friend for lunch when the market is down 200 points is a lot better then staring at the screen trying to figure out what to do. You don't have to do anything and most of time you shouldn't. I'm absolutely convinced that regularly clearing your mind helps [...]
The average holding period on the New York Stock Exchange is nine months or less, which I don’t even consider investing. Over such a short period of time you’re just betting on the overall direction of the market or on the next quarterly earnings.
I've read that the average holding period on the New York Stock Exchange is nine months, which I don't even consider investing. Over such a short period of time you're just betting on the overall direction of the market or on the next quarterly earnings. I typically don't even make quarterly projections, but get excited [...]