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Minimise Risk - Optimise Position Size

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October eBook Articles Update #35 - Oct 2011
Dear Reader,   
Firstly a short note to the recently new Toolbox Members:- This email is a monthly one with some pointers and tips on focused topics. They often include references to specific eBook Articles in the Toolbox, as well as key web pages in the free area of the Toolbox. I have been writing these eBook Articles since October 2008 - that's now 3 whole years! You can see a quick summary about the eBook Articles here.

This month's eNews and eBook Article are very important so it is going to Toolbox Members, and to the people who have registered to receive occasional information about the Share Market.
Any non-member who no longer wants to receive this material can simply unsubscribe using the SafeUnsubscribe link at the bottom - or just Update Your Profile to change your interests.

Over the next few months, the topics of focus in this monthly eNews email will include: 

  • More information on Money and Risk Management
    (ie. how to minimise losses and maximise profits).  
  • A definitive list of about 400 liquid and tradeable stocks as a follow-up to last month's focus on liquidity

Please read on....  

This month's focus:
Risk management and Position Size   
The issue of risk management is something that many investors and traders tend to overlook - probably because they don't know enough about the topic.
Closely related to this topic is the issue of position size for any individual investment in a parcel of shares. Many people simply allocate a fixed dollar amount to each share parcel (eg. $4,000 worth). This is probably not the most optimum parcel size, considering each person's own situation regarding investment capital and risk tolerance.
This months' focus is on exactly this issue. We touch on the so-called "2% Rule" which allows most people to sleep at night with money in the markets. And we describe how to determine the most optimum position size, with reference to a Position Size Calculator spreadsheet which is available for download from the Share Market Toolbox (for Premium Toolbox Members).

See the details and links below for more information and downloads.
Recent monthly focus topics
The monthly focus in the last few months has been:
For the benefit of all the new readers this month,
useful information in the last few month's emails is
available in the email archive (no password needed).
Position size eBook Articles + calculator

One existing eBook (PDF) Article is updated this month (a major re-write), and the Position Size Calculator spreadsheet tool is available:

There are now a total of 107 Articles in this collection of eBook Articles - a total of 457 pages of information!
You can see the Master List of all Articles here (recently new or updated ones are highlighted), and the Detailed Topic Index here.
Don't forget to see the updated Table of Contents pages for the Share Trading articles (see links in the side-bar at right).  

eBook (PDF) Articles - Summary 

Over the last three years I have accumulated quite a collection of eBook (PDF) Articles on three subject areas - Share Trading/Investing, Technical Analysis and BullCharts software (actually more than 450 pages of material in more than 100 articles). These Articles are invaluable for both new and experienced investors and traders. I am now writing brief monthly notes in this eNews email to highlight specific Articles on targeted topics. I am also writing new Articles and updating existing ones as required.  


For more information see:

Article front pages 
As of early January 2011 with the change in publishing approach for 2011, I significantly revised the Introduction Article and the Overview Article for each of the three subject areas. You can see them here:
Any problems?

What if you have some sort of problem with accessing the Toolbox and any of these Articles? Or maybe the Username and Password doesn't work. If there is any problem at all, simply contact me by email or phone. The best email address for this is: Occasionally emails disappear - the system thinks they are spam, or the ISP might think they are spam. If I don't reply within a day or so, please contact me by other email address or phone.
In Closing

There is nothing secret in this email, so feel free to forward it to someone if you think they might benefit from the information, or from being a Toolbox Member. The easiest way to do this is to use the "Forward Email" link at the bottom.
I am also confident that my Toolbox Members won't be sharing their username and password with non-members. It is not fair that I spend all this time preparing the materials, and then my Toolbox Members pay money to have legitimate access, only to let some people pay nothing to read and view the details.
Please feel free to email an individual Article to others as a sample; but if they want online access to all the materials, it is pretty cheap, so they should subscribe as a Toolbox Member. There is information about Toolbox Membership in the Quick Links section at right. 
Happy to receive feedback, or suggestions for new content or improvements.
Until next month,
happy investing or trading,

Robert B. Brain
(mobile: 0438 355 910)

ps: watch out for the sharks in the ocean!  

In This Issue
Position Size
Recent Topics
eBook Articles
Articles summary
Front pages
Any Problems?

I am always very happy to receive feedback about the Toolbox, and the articles and weapons therein.

Please feel free to contact me by email or phone.

How to contact - click here.
Quick Links

Articles Master List of all eBook (pdf) Articles

Introductory information About the Articles

Detailed Topic Index

Robert's BullCharts charting software Knowledgebase
The latest
Table of Contents pages for:
Share Trading,
Technical Analysis

Share Market Toolbox - What is it?
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