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I originally thought of writing something about gold, but since today is Chinese New Year, and for the last few days there has been a barrage of talks about “lucky charms” and attracting good luck in this “Year of the Water Snake,” I thought it may be a better idea to talk instead, about good luck and how to attract it. Continue reading
There is no recent sports event that is more over-discussed and over-analyzed than the recent unexpected knockout loss of the Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Continue reading
In a much earlier post entitled, “The Eight Habits of Investment Literate People”, we said that investment literate people have compulsion to seek value and stick to value.
Well, this is a very important habit that needs to be internalized by anybody who seeks to be literate in investment. It is actually a discipline that becomes automatic once internalized. Continue reading
For this post let us revisit an investment principle we elucidated a couple of months ago. The principle is about the need to cut small losses lest they turn into big losses.
If herd mentality is such a “don’t” in investment, then where do we go from here? How should we really deal with such a situation?
What should be the kind of mentality one should have in investment? If we can’t follow the herd, whom should we follow?
There are many “do’s” and “don’ts” in investment. The don’ts of course far outnumber the do’s but that should be the subject of a future post in this blog.
You can call me unpatriotic, superstitious or a crackpot, but I strongly felt the certainty of Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Timothy Bradley after I read chronicler Marv Dumon’s revelation of Pacquiao’s “16th jinx,” as mentioned in Recah Trinidad’s PDI 04-12-12 article and in which I, in turn, quoted in my previous post entitled “The Bull-Bear Connection – An Unsolicited Advice to the Black Swan Manny Pacquiao“.
It ‘s been more than 5 months since I predicted in January that Chief Justice Renato Corona would resign before the end of the impeachment proceedings. That was in my 2012 opening salvo article, “What’s In Store for 2012.”
Well, admittedly, I was wrong. He never resigned and even made a suicidal testimony that sealed his fate at the end.
It was a melodrama far more interesting and worth watching than a telenovela.
There’s an investment lesson in the fate of CJ Corona in all this just-concluded impeachment episode.
There’s a strange connection between the stock market and boxing success.
In the stock market there are bulls and bears; in the realm of boxing or pugilism, there also are bulls and bears. The bulls are those times when a boxer keeps on winning and if ever he loses, he quickly regains the winning touch. The bears come when the boxer loses and appears to have lost the winning touch.