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Trading for Beginners

Welcome to Wanderer Financial’s Free Trading Articles and Stock Trading Strategies designed to help traders understand the basics of our trading philosophies so that they too can enjoy a wandering lifestyle.

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Running out of Energy

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A Cold Shower As a kid, I grew up in a miner’s household. That typically meant feast or famine, depending on the economy. When the economy was humming along, my dad had as much work as he could handle at … read more Running out of Energy

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Inflation—A Closer Look

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Inflation—What’s Next? Inflation! Now there is a word that faded from economic memory for the past few decades. Most of us have little to no experience with how to operate in an inflationary environment. Although inflation has happened many times … read more Inflation—A Closer Look

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Housing Prices

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Inflation Adjusted Housing Occasionally, when I visit my father-in-law I get into “converstations” about the state of the world, as tends to happen when people of two different generations come together. Unlike many people, we have a really good relationship … read more Housing Prices

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Good Reads

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We read a lot. And most of it is related to two particular subjects, trading/finance/economics (we’ll call that one subject), and travel. Both of which seem quite applicable to those at Wanderer Financial. Here’s our list—in no particular order and … read more Good Reads

Wondering How To Get Started?

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Where Do I Begin? So you’ve accepted that taking control of your finances is something that you need to do. Now, where to begin… Before you start taking steps to bring your finances under your control, you need to know … read more Wondering How To Get Started?

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Stock Split

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To test a child’s knowledge of money and math (and as an easy way to make a buck) I will sometimes offer my niece or nephew two nickels in exchange for just one quarter. Sometimes I’ll even sweeten the pot … read more Stock Split

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Risk Management in Trading — Loss Aversion

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Avoiding Your Loss Aversion Loss aversion is the well known phenomenon that explains why our brain assigns more negative weight to losing $100 than it does positive weight to a $100 gain. Because of this we find ways to avoid … read more Risk Management in Trading — Loss Aversion

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Using Stops to Manage Risk

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At Wanderer Financial we harp on the absolute necessity of a trader to strategically manage their risk when trading. There’s a reason we do that—risk management is the number one thing that separates who will earn a living from trading … read more Using Stops to Manage Risk

Trading Basics—Time and Price

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Two critical components of our trading style are TIME and PRICE. Most market participants and inexperienced traders tend to ignore the time element and focus solely on price. Adding time to our analysis gives us a trading edge over anyone … read more Trading Basics—Time and Price

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Shanghai, North Korea, and the US–Only the Other Guy Has the Accent

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When it comes to navigating a new city, I’m as useless as they come. Really, I have a sense of direction akin to a baby sea turtle on a beach flooded with artificial lights. Although it drives my wife crazy, … read more Shanghai, North Korea, and the US–Only the Other Guy Has the Accent

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