1st January 1999
The difference between the buying price and the selling price, you always have to pay more than you can sell it for!
A technical analysis tool with an excellent track record of identifying when to buy and when you missed the boat.
IOU's issued by companies that hopefully will be able to afford the interest and final repayment.
A short term setback in share prices of between 10% and 20% which causes sleepless nights
It sounds like something out of the Pirates of the Caribbean, but in reality it refers to a pattern on the chart where the 50 day moving average crosses below the 200 day moving average to signify the start of a new downtrend. That's all….
A persistent fall in the general price level, which your boss might argue is a good reason for cutting your pay. Check out this research from The Economist
Don't put all your eggs in one basket, unless you like scrambled eggs or omelette for that matter.
Double trouble (see above)
Putting your faith in the facts and figures – a painstaking pastime that often makes you wonder why you bothered.