Category Archives: Articles

Why monkeys beat fund managers

Every now and then a bored financial publication goes to the zoo, rents a monkey and pits him against a bunch of mutual fund managers.  Lo and behold, the ignorant monkey who doesn’t know a thing about betas or earnings potential beats the significant majority of active portfolio managers. These journalists must be pretty good monkey… Read More »

Be contrarian to outperform

Do you need a goal for 2014? BE CONTRARIAN. In any area of life, following the crowd means that you will not, by definition, beat the crowd. Leaving luck aside, there is a distinct reason why the top 1% have achieved their high status in life: They utterly refuse to behave and think like the 99%.… Read More »

The phases of the market

Most investors buy at the highs and then see their stock or index fall shortly after. Learning to recognize the phases of the market and using these patterns to your advantage will give you the upper-hand and significantly improve your returns. Smart-money investors study, analyze and understand the 4 phases that take place in every cycle: Accumulation, Mark-Up,… Read More »