Guide to Retail Investing – Part IV

How to Trade Last couple of these have been personal stories and anecdotal. Here's Part I, Part II, and Part III This ‘Guide’ is meant for retail investor education. I really hope it doesn’t sound condescending, it’s honestly not meant to be. There’s all kinds of material out there for the new, the intermediate, and advanced DIY investor. Looking up different views and perspectives is a good idea. But fundamentals won’t change. Nobody needs another ringtone. For the retail investor, this is the most important of the bunch. Bar none. If I only made one post, this would be it. Get some money together,…

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Guide to Retail Investing – Part III

TLDR: Good management has a track record, they’ve got long memories, and know business. Warning: this one's lengthy. I've been heading to this topic for the past couple of posts in the series, and questions from guys like u/theRAGE are an extension of the topic Next in the series is going to go entrail gazing for you propellerheads out there….. Here's Part 1 and [Part 2] (https://www.reddit.com/r/TheCannalysts/comments/7h5l0h/guide_to_retail_investing_part_ii/). I worked with a guy once who gave me the best investing advice I’ve ever had. ‘Follow the management, not the company’ I was working in a smaller outfit at the time that was really good at…

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Guide to Retail Investing – Part II

I’ve recently thought about the Aesop fable: ‘The Boy who Cried Wolf.Cool story. And most of us learn the typical take-away: “if you're known to lie, no one will believe you when you’re telling the truth.”It also gave us the idiom ‘to cry wolf’.A different take on it might be that the moral of the story is: “You should never tell the same lie twice.”That’s a quality in a good huckster.Lay it out for the audience you’re currently in front of, and pivot to a different pitch when you’re in front of another.Depending on whose wallets you’re trying to lighten on that particular day,…

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Guide to Retail Investing – Part I

Many years ago, when I was a young u/mollytime I was working at a company that had a pretty good sized trade book. We traded gas and crude, and your lowly correspondent was in the back office learning settlements and basic volumetric balancing. First job out of university. Life was good. My boss asked me one morning if I wanted to go to an annual meeting. We were across the street from a hotel that happened to be hosting an AGM (annual general meeting) for a local utility. I said what any junior in Sector 7G would say. “Sure”. We went early, got decent…

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