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Book Review: “The Handbook of Trading Strategies for Navigating and Profiting from Currency, Bond, and Stock Markets”

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou

This is a book I enjoyed reading. Compared to some other arid titles in finance, “The Handbook of Trading Strategies for Navigating and Profiting from Currency, Bond, and Stock Markets” represents a change in approach which I appreciated.
Why? Well, the answer comes in relatively easy. “The Handbook of Trading Strategies” is not an academic book which takes you painfully slow chapter by chapter through the arid domain of the trading theory. On contrary, Gregoriou has put together a thick handbook of case studies from which various authors derive generalized conclusions about trading on various market environments.
Each chapter is actually a case study in one trading domain. Authors apply their specific knowledge to various topics, such as arbitrating the various currency markets (Chapter 17. Disparity of USD Interbank Interest Rates in Hong Kong and Singapore: Is There Any Arbitrage Opportunity), applied technical analysis (Chapter 7. Profitability of Technical Trading Rules in an Emerging Market) or parallel trading (Chapter 2. Informed Trading in Parallel Auction and Dealer Markets: The Case of the London Stock Exchange). Read more

A DVD Review – “Money Making Trading Systems” by Steve Palmquist

Steve Palmquist has put together a DVD series on trading where he shows his systems. As one of the oldest active theoreticians on the technical analysis, this is quite a treat. In fact it is quite rare that you have the occasion to watch a series of such interesting live seminaries, in the pace of your home.

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Our Investment Portfolio no.1 – U.S. Blue Chip Stocks

Well, it was about time that we at doitinvest.com we start our own public investing portfolio. And so we did with our no.1 portfolio. Today we are going to describe here our principles of creating this investing portfolio. In future doitinvest blogs we will also monitor the health of this stocks portfolio, as well as its performance.

The portfolio we chosen looks like this: Read more

Sterling Pound Unexpectedly Increased Versus the USD and the EUR

graph120poundvsusd-april2The pound rose against the euro, dollar and yen after Nationwide Building Society said the average cost of a home jumped 0.9 percent from February to 150,946 pounds All 13 economists in a Bloomberg News survey predicted a decline.
“The pound is very sensitive to the fortunes of the domestic housing market,” said Neil Jones, working with Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. in London. “The pound is increasing on the back of this upside surprise in house prices.” Read more