Saturday, 25 January 2014

DocsLaymanChatter Vol. XX

Last Night I shared further validation on mariana as well as commenting on Aletco (Alo) along with thoughts on market mechanics here.

At some point my technical schooling by my old mate chiffa became second to writing and commentating on the markets, trading/investing is the tool I'm best suited to using so 2014 will be a year I return to significantly increasing the p/f valuation as a consequence I'll be scaling back my public appearances on some of the sites I appear, this is by no means an end but simply a break to focus more on my own personal position as well as penning layman articles through DLC which will remain a weekly round up and a daily audio.

Portfolios have to be robust and resilient and you simply cannot get this by going all in from a one dimensional view point. we as investors have to build a structure which will withstand the hurricanes of a disambiguous market or the affluent passage through each day/week.

Private Investors or P.I's represent all that is good and bad in the markets, a P.I will work tirelessly to research a company to validate one's thoughts yet only 2% of the retail market have the ability or credentials to do this which means in layman's terms that most of what we read on forums and even blog sites is utter bullshit (make no exception here) this presents the question what and who do we believe? As far as I see it you have to gently whittle out your understanding of the markets from experiences you have whilst absorbing those of others.

We/you have to understand that the complexity of the trade/investment only becomes clearer when you understand the wider picture. You build a picture of what is happening through your portfolio '' So if you're diverse '' You will feel the markets sentiment instantly, If not you trade muted from the bigger picture. O.k I'm waffling on however P.I's have to understand that should the Fed/Ecb or other major scale announcement come. you are:

A) Protected
B) Aware
C) Able to react

If you cannot do any of the three then you are about to encounter the biggest lesson of your life. Don't be a statistic and don't fall foul of the hype both built in the global media and the small end media. Knowledge is literally power in the stock market , '' Mechanics drive it - understanding this opens the door to success ''

Weekend waffle (Market mechanics) here:

Review in brief on companies of interest and the broader picture....

Mariana: Marl perked up from 4p after finding its range, the company secured its funding package to develope its high impact assets. Rumor of hole 5 news flow coupled with a technical relief suggests that further weight will be added. We have to remember that the markets move each minute of each hour of each day.

(Additional shareprophets publication on Marl here)

Aletco: Alo Investors became frustrated by the Rns order last week which I believe will cost them dearly from a confidence perspective '' All in my opinion ''

Uk Oil & Gas: Looks to absorb some of the reflective sentiment from Total entering the UK, the major difference being conventional against unconventional (frac) Ukog shouldn't face the complications of fracking.

Acta SpA: I covered this company this week here ''Acta raised £2.1m from institutional investors, the directors have put their hands in their pockets at 7p in late 2013. At 8p we can see material block buying as the technical range looks to be buckling suggesting further upside could be realised. Based on Institutional buying at 7p, Directors throwing skin in the game coupled with a strong investment case I suggest a small punt is the order of the day.''

All the best


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(These are but opinions derived from my own experiences and thoughts and do not adopted as statement of fact)

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