Mistake 1 – Buy Long Only
Prices go up. Prices go down. Prices go sideways. Investing strategies that work only when prices go up will be losers.
* You’ll win only about a third of the time.
* You need investing strategies for down markets and sideways markets too. Here are some you can easily learn to do:
In a down market –
* Sell short.
* Buy inverse ETFs.
* Buy put options and other option strategies for down markets.
* Buy “hedges” – what goes up when the rest goes down.
In a sideways market –
* Use non-directional option strategies.
All this may sound scary, but it’s easy. All you need is a little coaching.
Mistake 2 – Fight the Trend
Stock prices can trend up or down. They can drift sideways. When there is a trend, go with it.
* Buy long in an up trend. Sell short in a down trend. Prices go up and down even when there’s a trend. Prices always wiggle.
* An up trend means up moves are bigger than down moves.
* A down trend means down moves are bigger
Investing in Brazil is a great idea right now. In fact, everyone else is doing it, so shouldn’t you be too?
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These are attractive options in a booming economy but, with the world’s stocks and shares discredited in recent years, the Brazil property market will always be the most attractive option for anyone serious about investing in Brazil.
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Those are two massive world events that should add billions to the already thriving economy, which is creating another 19 millionaires every day, according to Forbes magazine.
So what’s behind it all? President Lula has been influential, keeping inflation down to around 5% and introducing a
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SEVEN TIPS BY DR. DAVID MARCHIONI
We asked Dr. David Marchioni to provide our subscribers with his 7 Tips to help investors better understand what to look for, before investing in a CBM play. Dr. Marchioni helped co-author the CBM textbook, An Assessment of Coalbed Methane Exploration Projects in Canada, published by the Geological Survey of Canada. He is also president of Petro-Logic Services in Calgary, whose clients have included the Canadian divisions of Apache, BP, BHP, Burlington, Devon, El Paso Energy, and Phillips Petroleum, among others. He is also a director of Pacific Asia China Energy and is overseeing the companys CBM exploration program in China.
Our series of telephone and email interviews began while Dr. Marchioni sat on a drill rig in Albertas foothills, the Manville region, until he finished outlining his top 7 tips, or advices, on how to think like a CBM professional.
1) COAL SEAM THICKNESS
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2) GAS CONTENT
Typically, gas content is expressed as cubic feet of