Dr. Van K Tharp Series: Trader Self-Evaluation

Below is another article written by Dr. Van K Tharp, reprinted with permission.

He is a well known figure in the world of financial markets. I find his works to be very useful to my trading venture.

So, traders out there, do read this article and absorb as much as you can.

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Dr. Van K Tharp Series: What Is a Trading System?

Below is an article written by Dr. Van K Tharp, reprinted with permission.

He is a well known figure in the world of financial markets. I find his works to be very useful to my trading venture.

So, traders out there, do read this article and absorb as much as you can.

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Fundamental Analysis & Technical Analysis – Food for Thought

In the world of trading and investing, there’s been a constant battle between fundamental analysts and technical analysts. One party says fundamentals are the ones to look for while another party objects and say technicals are the only one needed.

Well, here’s what I think:

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Back to Basics: Alternative Investment Asset Classes

A couple of days ago, we had a look at the 4 general investment asset classes.

Today, I shall list out a few others of what I’d like to call as the Alternative Investment Asset Classes.

They are:

Venture Capital

Venture capital is the act of investing in new businesses. The field of venture capital can be very lucrative, providing above average returns, due to the high-risk nature of it. However, the risk of going bust is also quite high.

Basically, what happens is that you, as an investor, provides money to startup firms/companies with long-term growth potential.

Examples: Investing in a new Nasi Lemak business, investing in Nadlique’s Blog 😛

Private Equity

A private equity is basically a syndicate (not the bad kind of course) where funds are raised and used to develop new products or technology, expand working capital, make acquisitions and takeovers, or to build up a company’s balance sheet.

You need to have a heck load of money to be involved in private equity, thus it is usually not available to the average individual investor.

Art

There are many things that can be categorised as arts such as paintings, sculptures, and printmaking. These are usually long-term investments whereby capital gains are most likely to be produced.

Examples: Picasso paintings, Van Gogh paintings, Nadlique’s paintings here and here (anybody interested in buying my paintings? Hehe).

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