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Investing for enjoyment,
More on optimising position size,
and the Hull ROAR indicator
|eNews + eBook Articles Update ||#61 - April 2014|
This month's Share Market eNews email
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Three related topics this month:
(a) Investing for enjoyment? - What?
(b) More information on position sizing? and
(c) The Hull ROAR chart indicator
(a) Invest for
enjoyment? People tend to spend somewhat different amounts of time on a
range of different activities, including different investment methods.
Why is it so? Is it necessary? This is discussed in a new eBook Article
(see the details below).
(b) In last month's (March) eNews
we talked about some different possibilities regarding position sizing
(and a position size calculator); but one thing was missing - an
investor-focused overview to help explain why clever position sizing is
so important. And also, some discussion about the case study comparison
of two position sizing methods to demonstrate how one can be superior to
(c) The ROAR
indicator, and how to "rank" stocks using the ROAR indicator. When faced
with a list of possible stocks for investing, how do we choose just one
or two from the list? The ROAR is one good tool, and is discussed in
another new eBook Article (see details below).
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Please read on....
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Just a short note to the recently new Toolbox Members:- These share market eNews emails
always go to Toolbox Members (a part of the Toolbox service), and to
the people who have registered to receive occasional information about
the Share Market. This is a monthly email with some pointers and tips
on focused topics - see a quick intro to the eNews emails
. They often include references to specific eBook Articles
in my Share Market Toolbox
, as well as key web pages in the free area of the Toolbox (eg. on the extensive Share Market web page
I have been writing the eBook Articles since October 2008 - that's
more than five years, and these eNews emails help you to navigate to
related and useful information each month.
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Every chart tells a story. It's very helpful to
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This month's focus:
month we looked at how it can be very beneficial to consider the
"optimum" amount of capital to allocate to an investment position in the
share market. By risking the maximum amount of money that you have
already decided you are prepared to "risk", then you are taking maximum
advantage of favourable price movements to maximise profits (assuming
that prudent risk management is also in place). The one thing missing
from last month's material was an investor-focused overview to help
explain why this is so important. After doing some research, and a
simplified case study comparison of two position sizing methods, it is
now easier to explain it. See the details in the new eBook Article
Here are the links to this month's information:-
- Article ST-4010, "Investing for enjoyment, asset class and diversification" -
This new (and free) 3-page eBook Article helps explain why people will
spend differing amounts of time focused on different activities. Some
spend hours researching, and investing in, collectibles, while others
spend days researching and investing in real estate. Why is it so? This
article offers an explanation for this, and then discusses the different
investable asset classes, and the notion of diversification which some
of us think is over-hyped.
- Article ST-4050, "Optimising position size" -
This is a brand new 7-page eBook Article, with some good introductory
material especially for investors, to help explain why adjusting
position size can be so useful, including reference to the case study
comparison mentioned above. Toolbox non-members can see the free page 1.
- Article TA-6170, "Hull ROAR chart indicator"
- This brand new 3-page eBook Article provides an introduction to the
Hull ROAR chart indicator which can be used to help rank potential
investment stocks into order of share price performance.
growing collection of eBook (PDF) Articles, don't forget to see the
latest Table of Contents pages for all articles (see links in the
side-bar above right). There are
now a total of 141 Articles in this collection of eBook Articles - a
huge total of 647 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 which includes the eBook Articles, plus web page references, and helpful videos.
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 630 pages of material
in more than 138 articles). These Articles are invaluable for both new
and experienced investors and traders. I write brief monthly notes in
this eNews email to highlight specific Articles on targeted topics, and
sometimes referring to new or updated web pages in the Toolbox (also see
a history of Toolbox updates). 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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sort of problem with accessing the Toolbox and any of these Articles? Or
maybe the Username and Password doesn't work. If there is any problem
at all, simply contact me by email or phone. The best email address for
this is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasionally emails disappear - the system thinks they are spam, or the
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please contact me by either email address or phone
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username and password with non-members. It is not fair that I spend all
this time preparing the materials, and then my Toolbox Members pay money
to have legitimate access, only to let some people pay nothing to read
and view the details.
feel free to email an individual Article to others as a sample; but if
they want online access to all the materials, it is pretty cheap, so
they should subscribe as a Toolbox Member. There is information about Toolbox Membership in the Quick Links section at right.
Always happy to receive feedback, or suggestions for new content or improvements.
Until next month,
happy investing or trading,
Robert B. Brain
(mobile: 0438 355 910)
ps: watch out for the sharks in the ocean!