For a long time, I have been hesitant to invest in the stock market myself. The main reason I told myself is that I am already heavily invested in the stock markets via my pension plans.
The thing is I have no control over my pension plans. I just have to hope the money I put in is managed well and then hopefully when I am 70 years old I might retire.
Wait a minute … 70!? Yes, 70, or maybe even later. Governments keep changing the rules concerning retirements.
That is why I have decided to build up a stock portfolio outside of the tax benefited pension plans. I want to build a portfolio of shares in good companies that will pay me dividends. This portfolio should, once it has grown enough, generate an income through dividends alone that will cover most of my expenses.
To achieve this we need to buy dividend-paying stocks at cheap prices. In this post, I will tell/show you how I go about this.
In this article, I will show you how you can data mine any website and export the data to a spreadsheet. I will do so by showing you an example of an actual project I took on. I found the project on the freelancing website UpWork. The posting was as follows:
Which Forex Pairs are Generally Trending and Which Ones Tend to Revert to the Mean
In this article, I will systematically investigate the tendency of different Forex pairs to either trend or revert to the mean. I will do so by backtesting a simple trend-following strategy. (Code available on Github. See the end of this article.)
“The trend is your friend.”, is a very well known trading adage. Another thing you read a lot in trading books, blogs, etc. is that the market only trends 20, 30, 40, xx% of the time.