The topic of “Nimble Short Term Investing” is something I have been working on in recent months. Given the current state of the equity markets globally, with no clear bull market in sight, and the markets prone to corrections and interruptions, we need to be clever regarding our share market investing.
Many people have found the hard way (since the GFC of 2008) that the old buy-and-hold investing method promoted by a lot of so-called wise finance industry professionals is no longer a winner.
So, to be more successful these days it pays to be more nimble, and to “time the market”. Despite what the professionals tell you, it IS possible to time the market. They tell you it’s not possible either because they really don’t believe it can be done, or they don’t want you to do it (fund managers want to keep your funds invested in their fund, so they can keep taking their commission).
Anyway, I have started to document the guidelines for Nimble Short Term Investing, and many of the guidelines are not new to the thousands of technical analysts who have been trading (or short term investing) succeffully for years – even during the GFC!
And the slide presentation that I delivered to a group of private traders in South Yarra last night is the first step to sharing this. You can see those slides in the Share Market Toolbox here: www.robertbrain.com/members-area/presentations.html#2014-11.
A new web page will be coming soon to support this, and a more detailed set of slides will also be posted shortly.