5th Jul


Real Name: David Atherton

Occupation: Analyst, Blogger, Company Director, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Financial Trainer, Market Professional, Private Investor, Research House, Trader

Interests: Asian Markets, Bonds, Commodities, Derivatives, Economics, Emerging Markets, European Markets, Forex, Geopolitics, Gold, Interest Rates, International Stocks, Oil, Property, Stocks, US Market

Location: Manchester, UK

Twitter: adatherton

About Me:

Full-time investor/trader. Also partner in research house

Investment Strategy
I trade... constantly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... a few weeks
I invest with... >£1m
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Day trade using technicals. Swing trade with fundamentals, inter-market correlations, technicals and sentiment.

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Don't think anyone offers the FTSE 250 as an index. Of course you can short-sell the normal ETF, whether you use CFDs or normal non-leveraged brokers.

You couldn't win this Q4 whatever you did, but it doesn't matter, you'd still be well up on the decade, and still will if the FTSE or SPX falls further. This is why I trade (or rotate short-term, same thing), but short-term work involves technicals over fundamentals, and people don't like that, as surely earnings and news per company are what matters, not lines on…

Good point, if you buy alpha stocks and short the index, theoretically you will gain in all years, although obviously you will lose overall, as alpha is not as much as overall growth.

This article touches on the central point of medium-term trading/investing - trend vs range. Notably the Stocko momo score underperforms year to date, but does really well in the longer term. Short term is range, long term is trend. The difficulty is determining the timeframe. (No issue for buy and hold passives, but huge for active investors who want to make 25% pa)

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