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Let me first start by defining a trend.In an uptrend, price breaks resistance and resistance becomes support.In a downtrend, price breaks support and support becomes resistance.See the attached chart of the FTSE all share.The highest green line shows the last movement in the uptrend. Price broke resistance and resistance became support. However price proceeded to break below this level as support and it has since…

A thread to discuss the topic of rebalancing but in particular taking off the stocks that have fallen out of the top decile to be replaced with those currently in the top decile. When I first joined this site about 18 months ago I was selling stocks the very day/week their ranks changed. I realised how ridiculous this was and it became quarterly. Results in…

I believe it is currently the accepted principle that a portfolio of shares will be bought with each share making up an equal amount of the portfolio. Therefore, the same amount of capital is at risk in each individual stock. The benefit of this is that it is a simple way to spread risk fairly evenly across a broad number of shares. This diversification reduces…

Being a subscriber of both UK + US it seems that the returns harvested by stock ranks in the UK has or can not be replicated in the US as returns seems to track the market. Can anyone shed any light as to why this might be the case?

Lets focus on investments in the indices rather than individual shares for now, for the sake of simplicity. Lets say someone wants to be long FTSE 100. Firstly the margin requirement is 5%, so 25% could be deposited and managed to ensure that the value of the account is always 25% of the gross securities position. So as the market goes up, cash could be…



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Not sure why lack of non current assets is a concern. At worst this is a conservative accounting approach by management.

Is it possible to achieve superperformance if you have to hold shares for a minimum of one month?

Interested on your thoughts on Luceco (LON:LUCE) which you previously said was on your watch list - is now significantly cheaper without further news.

Luceco (LON:LUCE) seems like it is a GARP scenario due to its falling price. Main risk is revenue received in USD while cost of sales are paid in CNY. So recent fx market changes are putting downward pressure on revenue and gross margin.

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