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I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a few months
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
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Is this a google quote issue? "The authors found that, while seeing a model make relatively small mistakes consistently decreased the participants’ confidence in the model, seeing a human make relatively large mistakes did not consistently decrease their confidence in the human. In general, people are more likely to abandon an algorithm than a human judge for making the same mistake. We tolerate human errors at a higher rate compared…

Some strong news flow coming out of this UK biotech - driving a doubling in share price in < 1 week!They are the sole contract manufacturer for a potential Novartis blockbuster currently under-review by the FDA And they have now refinanced on more favourable terms. Disclosure, I am long.

I have been using AJ Bell as my ISA provider, and had not until recently had any reason to be dissatisfied. Any stock on recognised markets was available for telephone dealing. Recently I have felt a push towards online dealing only (have you tried online sir? we are trying to save you money etc etc.). Now I have had a clear decline to trade stocks…

Reposted from S&P indices. "EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With a wealth of smart beta indices to choose from, market participants may find it difficult to decide when each factor-based strategy is best suited to deliver returns. Is it wise to rely solely on the performance of one factor? If not, what multi-factor approaches could be considered and how effective are they?"

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Wow, thanks. That bubble at high QM low value looks "interesting". I wonder how persistent it is.

Do you have the data for QM and VM, or even one of those lovely QVM 3 axis cubes? Would be curious.

As a professional drug development, let me assure you that all drug development is a gamble and nothing is in the bag until the sales roll in. Even then catastrophic risk is present until you have diversified away single drug and patent cliff risk. At that point you are a big pharma, with big pharma stock returns... That stock ranks describe these as momentum traps…

See here: and here: But high stockranks can have negative returns. The idea is to pick a basket of them from different sectors (basic materials, health care etc), and rebalance into new high ranks once a year or so. Think of it like farming, sow the field, harvest the crop, re-sow the field.

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