really opened a can of worms for this month's monthly eNews email (so
much so that it is a few days late). Over time I have accumulated some
feedback, some research, and some more ideas that all need to be
incorporated into the eBook Articles in the Share Market Toolbox. And
when I started to do that a couple of weeks ago for the latest eNews
email, I discovered there was a lot of work involved. Anyway, it's done
now, and the results are described below.
One of the key things I have done is to better collate the growing archive of past eNews emails. And I now have a new eNews email archive
web page in the Toolbox which lists them all, with a brief introduction
to each month's topic. This will be very useful to people who are new
to this, as they can step through the email from each month, and see the
relevant reference materials on each topic.
Just a short note
to the recently new Toolbox Members:- This eNews email is a
monthly email with some pointers and tips on focused topics. You can see
a quick introduction to the eNews emails here
. They often include references to specific eBook Articles
in my Share Market Toolbox
, as well as key web pages in the free area of the Toolbox (eg. on the extensive Share Market web page
I have been writing the eBook Articles since October 2008 - that's now
more than 3 whole years, and these eNews emails help you to navigate to
remember, anything mentioned here, and in the referred eBook Articles,
is for general education only, and is not advice of any sort.
month's eNews email is going to all Toolbox Members as normal (a part
of the Toolbox service), 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 from all topics using the SafeUnsubscribe link at the bottom
- or just Update Your Profile
to change the interests
Please read on....
This month's focus:
Quality preparation for
month's eNews focus is on the topic of proper preparation for
successful investing or trading in the markets. The central focus of
this is the updated Are you Share-Market-Ready?
web page. And there are some eBook (PDF) Articles.
web page is a detailed check list of items with links to many other
resources to help us prepare for investing or trading in the markets. It
is divided into several major headings including: Preparation activity,
Getting ready, Risk management and money management, Pulling the
trigger, and some strategies. You can print the web page check list, and
then refer to it, and work through it, and tick off items as they are
The eBook Articles now include a new one that gives
an introduction to the Preparation topics, and some updated Articles,
including a discussion of the discretionary trading
This is what a lot of people do when investing in the markets, and they
do it without realising it. And they also don't realise that without
sufficient education and preparation this approach is doomed to lead to
failure (ie. to a loss of funds). And this is what actually happens to a
large majority of investors/traders who plunge into the market without
More details on all of these topics are below, so please read on...
Recent monthly focus topics
starting this new format for the monthly eNews email in December 2010, I
have accumulated many topic-specific discussions. Rather than list them
all here (as I had been doing), it is best to refer to the latest
detailed list in the eNews email archive in the Toolbox.
Quality preparation -> Success!
Links to the relevant materials this month include the following (and any Articles are also available from this public page
in the Toolbox):
- Revised Share Market Ready? web page.
- Article ST-2000, "Share Trading Preparation",
a new single-page introduction to the bigger subject of investing and
trading, outlining a sound preparation process (free to all).
- Article ST-2400, "Trading Style, Plans and Strategies",
an updated 4-page Article now free to all, and explaining why proper
planning and a strategy is so important to help protect our investment
capital. Can you really afford to ignore this?
- Article ST-2410, "Trading Styles (and Styles Worksheet)", or the free page 1 (this is an updated 6-page Article). This Article includes a good description of key differences between an investor and a trader (as well as a reference to the Australian Tax Office definition), including a discussion about how the term trader can also be used to refer to short-term investors. Also includes a discussion about discretionary trading, and how this can lead to failure if you are not well prepared.
There are now a total of
119 Articles in this collection of eBook Articles - a total of 510
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 all 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 500 pages of material
in more than 115 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
For any new readers of my Toolbox eBook Articles, there are some useful introductory Articles including an Introduction and an Overview Article for each of the three subject areas. You can see them here:
- Share Trading / Investing:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 either email address or phone
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
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!
Robert is always very happy to receive feedback about the Toolbox, and the articles and weapons therein.
Please feel free to contact Robert by email or phone.
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