Our weekly newsletter is up at: http://bit.ly/dXlV35
We take a new view on the ubiquitous end of year review mumbo jumbo by hearing what our clients viewed as the things they did right and wrong last year, and are looking to improve on this year. Highlights include:
What did I do right last year:
Taking profits on Clarke Worldwide when returns for the year were double his average
Stuck with Rosetta Capital through two sideways years, paying off in Oct
What did I do wrong last year:
Stopped my multi-market programs (APA, Clarke, Robinson Langley, Hoffman) in the first half of the year, right before they came back in the 3rd quarter.
Invested in the Strategic trading system at equity highs
What am I looking to improve next year:
Avoid wasting money on unproven recommendation services, trading schools, forex scams, and trading system purchases
Formalize my intentions for time frame and amount willing to lose for each program in my portfolio. Formalize what level of DD willing to see when getting into new program
Not abandoning stocks 100% in lieu of managed futures, there is value in exposure to the potential profits of US companies (and the dividends)
Interesting takes on the past and future indeed…view the full piece here: http://bit.ly/dXlV35
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