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
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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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:
- Share Trading / Investing:
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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.
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
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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!
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