How Valuations Can Be Used To Determine Investment Returns

Many readers are asking for my view on current market conditions given the recent ballistic rise. As I’ve made clear in the past, I don’t predict the market because my risk management disciplines eliminate any need for such nonsense. With that said, the next best thing to a strict risk management discipline is a valuation discipline, and for education on the current status of the markets relative to the valuation-driven investment approach there is no finer resource than…

How To Profit From A Losing Investment

I have a story to share… My first investment was a complete loss – it went to zero. Yes, you now have definitive proof that I was not born an investment genius. As a matter of fact, if you judge by results then I was born an investment idiot because you can’t do worse than lose everything. You should take solace from this fact because I went on to build my wealth through investing, and all the knowledge I gained to pull that off is something you can learn as well – beginning with this new article where I share the essential lessons learned from losing 100% of my capital. You would be wise to learn these lessons as well…

New Bull Market Or Bear Market Rally?

The critical question for investors today is whether the current rally is a new bull market or just a correction of the recent bear market that has likely already run its course? To answer that question you must understand the following…

What Is Your Investment Skill Level?

If you seriously want more consistent investment returns then you must first raise your investment skill level. It is simple cause and effect: you won’t get one without the other. Investing is a profession no different than any other profession, and it requires trained skills to succeed. In this new article I explain the four levels of investing and how you can increase your knowledge to increase your investment profits…

The Solution To Investment Losses

A reader commented on my blog, “Todd, my portfolio is mauled. I feel stuck and don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?” The simple answer is problems like this are avoided through a disciplined investment risk management strategy and the damage will be repaired only after improving your investment risk management skills. Every day you face a decision to buy, hold or sell. When you make no decision you effectively choose to buy your portfolio that day because it keeps the risk…