Stocks analysis dictionary

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. William Blake, 1790 There are two primary methods used to analyze securities and make investment decisions: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis involves analyzing a company’s financial statements to determine the fair value of the business, while technical analysis assumes that a security’s price already reflects all publicly-available information and instead focuses on the statistical analysis of price movements. The fundamental approach … Continue reading

Prediction and Trading

Actions and results in trading history

Failed Prediction from History. Economist and Yale professor Irving Fisher spent the early 20th century as one of the undisputed wizards of Wall Street. Today, however, he is best known for making what is perhaps the most disastrously timed stock market prediction in history. The call came in early October 1929, in the days after stock prices leapt to dizzying new heights. Some claimed the jump was a sign that a massive crash was imminent, … Continue reading

Technical Approach to Trading

As Freud mapped the human psyche, so have Edwards and Magee mapped the human mind and emotions as expressed in the financial markets. Not only did they produce a definitive map, they also produced a methodology for interpreting and profiting from the behavior of men and markets. Few human activities have been so exhaustively studied during the past century, from so many angles and by so many different sorts of people, as has the buying … Continue reading