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Candlestick Emotions – A Measure of Market Mood

www.providentinvesting.com   We spoke of emotion in the auction market place and its influence on price.  With the market composed of buyers and sellers, the collective emotion in these two camps plays a powerful role in both increases and decreases in price.  Larry Williams, who captured this in his early writings, suggested the following graphic, [...]

2017-04-05T23:26:14+00:00 By |

Stock Price: Why Do Prices Rise or Fall?

  www.providentinvesting.com     1.  The first misunderstanding about the price of a stock is this incorrect statement: “The stock price will rise when there are more buyers than sellers, and stock price will drop when there are more sellers!” 2.  That is a totally wrong-headed statement.  The fact is there must be a buyer [...]

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Volume Matters When Trading?

www.providentinvesting.com   1. To understand what an increasing price trend (or downtrend) means, we look for technical clues. Is the increase real, should we pour money into the security? Or is it a random change without significance? Likewise, does the recent downtrend spell disaster, should we sell and get out for what we can, or [...]

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Fear – What is the Value to a Trader?

  www.providentinvesting.com     Most people on the street have no idea how the financial markets work, and in any walk of life, the unknown breeds fear.  Not the kind of fear that would cause us to run, but an uneasy feeling, something we’d rather avoid.  Ask most people what strategies they would use to [...]

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Market Risk – Can it be Managed?

www.providentinvesting.com   When you become aware of market risk, you will see the value of caution and control, features that can be learned! I was asked by a participant in an investing class if the statistics were as bad as reported, that is, regarding winners and losers among investors and traders in the market.  The [...]

2017-04-05T23:26:38+00:00 By |

True Learning – Theory of Profound Knowledge

www.providentinvesting.com   Education in some form is necessary in any endeavor in which we want to succeed. It involves what Deming calls: True Learning. Dr. W. Edwards Deming (a giant in the rescue of Quality in U.S. industry) promoted what he called the  “Theory of Profound Knowledge.”  In this theory he  makes the point that [...]

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Trading – what is the Emotional Head-Game?

www.providentinvesting.com   In anyone’s trading experience, ANYONE’S, there will be losses right along with the wins. That is true of the most experienced professional as well as the greenest novice on the globe. Even the snake oil vendors who promise trading success “worth $150,000 with a 30 minute effort one night a week,” admit something [...]

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