The Traders Journal

September 2015

The Traders Journal

Why Stress is Like Kryptonite for Investors

by Gatis Roze

Years ago when I was a novice investor, I’d exhaust myself trying to figure out why things were happening in the markets. I would struggle to comprehend it all, and when there were market forces I couldn’t understand or explain, it would simply eat away at me... Read More 

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Why the NFL, MLB and NHL Should Hire Me (Or Another CMT - Technical Analyst)

by Gatis Roze

I liken old school General Managers of professional sports teams to fundamental investors... Read More 

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Asset Allocation: The Most Important Truth About Correlations

by Gatis Roze

Far too many investors assume (wrongly) that if two equities – such as the S&P 500 (SPY) and the Vanguard Total Market ETF (VTI) – have a .99 correlation (as they do), then they are interchangeable investments. They expect their performance to be very similar as well... Read More 

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Compare Your Traders Journal to Mine

by Gatis Roze

I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours! What were you thinking? We are talking journals here. During periods of extreme market volatility – such as we presently have – no action can be the right action to achieve your long term goals... Read More