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Exit strategies - in detail
|eNews + eBook Articles Update ||#56 - October 2013|
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Exit strategies in more detail
I wrote some material on the topic of exit strategies
one that is hardly discussed, but very deserving of more discussion.
This includes our BullCharts User Group members at meetings earlier this
year, and some of the U3A members. It will be the topic of discussion
at my next visit to the U3A (Manningham)
Stockmarket group in 3 weeks time.
I wrote an introduction to the topic of exit strategies
a year ago (in October 2012, see that eNews email
then we had a major discussion on the topic at two of the BullCharts
User Group meetings in Melbourne. Then I produced some material on it
for last month's eNews email.
For this month, I
thought it would not be too hard to expand on last month's material -
but I was so wrong. I have updated last month's material, plus totally
revamped some older information, and prepared a lot of new stuff as
well. And there is even more material to come later. See all the details
Next month's topic: IPOs - are they worth it?
There are more and more news stories now about the flood of Initial
Public Offerings (IPO) that are coming to the market. But are they worth
it? Should we invest in IPOs? This commentator has strong views, which I
will share in next month's eNews for subscribing Toolbox Members
- so stay tuned.
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Please read on....
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|This month's focus:
Share market exit strategies
Many investors and traders happily invest in the share market, and many people buy shares using a sound entry strategy. And many of the more successful investors utilise a sound Stop Loss approach to limit losses whenever things go wrong. But there is actually more to exits than just a simple Stop Loss.
is in fact a diverse range of approaches that can be utilised for
exiting a position, including several that take advantage of share price
weakness to maximise the captured profit. Many of the good ones utilise
some form technical analysis.
Robert, please read on...
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Recent monthly focus topics
Since starting this new format for the monthly eNews email in December 2010, I have accumulated many topic-specific discussions. Refer to the latest detailed list of topics in the eNews email archive in the Toolbox.
Price charts summarise the underlying opinions
and emotions of the market participants.
Every chart tells a story. It's helpful to
understand the stories in the price charts.
Share market exit strategies
In this month's focus on exit strategies
I have made a minor update to last month's revised Article, and some
major updates to another one, plus two new eBook Articles. When you see
the material you might notice that I have grouped together similar exit
strategies under some key headings. My research has shown that these
classifications are not in widespread use, but I think it helps the
reader to understand how the large variety of different approaches
relate to each other. (I like to pigeon-hole things to help get a better
grasp on the ideas - that's the way I think.)
- New web page - Exit Strategies. Due to the importance of this topic, and all the new material I am writing, I thought I should post a new web page.
- Article ST-6115, "Strategies for entry and exit".
I have made some minor updates to this free introductory Article. This
8-page article is free to all, and includes a discussion about how the
markets move in cycles, which makes it all the more important to avoid
the traditional buy-and-hold approach of yesteryear. This article was
originally only 3 pages long and included an extra 5 pages of notes last
month (with minor updates this month).
- Article TA-6030, "Exit strategies - Introduction".
This free 4-page article from last year is now totally refreshed and
updated and provides an introduction to the technical analysis aspects
of dealing with exit strategies. It is reduced down to 4 pages, because
some of the material has been moved out and expanded into the next two
- Article TA-6031, "Exit strategies - Part 1, Time, price and money exits" is a new 5-page article which focuses on time-based exits, price target exits, and money-based exits. (Non-members can see the free page 1).
- Article TA-6032, "Exit strategies - Part 2, Price chart features" is
a new 4-page article focusing on the different exit approaches which
utilise features of the price chart to identify potential price
weakness. (Non-members can see the free page 1).
- Article TA-6033, "Exit strategies - Part 3, Chart indicators". Due
to the volume of material written this month in the above Articles,
this new article will have to wait until December (because I will be
writing on IPOs for the November eNews).
There is more material in other eBook Articles, with references to these in the Article ST-6115. And there is still a lot more that can be written on this topic, especially regarding the technical analysis aspects.
Don't forget to see the updated Table of Contents pages for all articles (see links in the side-bar at right). There
are now a total of 134 Articles in this collection of eBook Articles - a
whopping total of 613 pages of information! You can see the Table of Contents for all eBook Articles here (recently new or updated ones are highlighted), and the Master Toolbox Index here.
eBook (PDF) Articles - Summary
Since October 2008 I have accumulated quite a collection of eBook (PDF) Articles
on three subject areas - Share Trading/Investing, Technical Analysis
and BullCharts software (actually more than 550 pages of material
in more than 125 articles). These Articles are invaluable for both new
and experienced investors and traders. I am now writing brief monthly
notes in this eNews email to highlight specific Articles on targeted
topics. I am also writing new Articles and updating existing ones as
required. For more information please see:
Article front pages
For any new readers of my Toolbox eBook Articles, there are some useful introductory Articles including an Introduction and an Overview Article for each of the three subject areas. You can see them here:
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Until next month,
happy investing or trading,
Robert B. Brain
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ps: watch out for the sharks in the ocean!