Robbie Burns

A Big Ego is a Big Problem

A Big Ego is a Big Problem

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As seen in the latest issue of Master Investor Magazine There are a lot of reasons people fail to become Master Investors. The usual suspects are fear and greed. But there is something that isn’t discussed much – ego. If you’re one of the (probably) few women reading this (most traders are men), then pat…

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary – Time for the Santa Rally?

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary – Time for the Santa Rally?

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As featured in this month’s magazine. It can’t be can it? Is it really nearly Christmas again? Frankly I feel Scrooge-like about it. Bah humbug! I hate the cold, the dark and all that. And those annoying TV ads. And…  look you don’t want me spoiling it for you; I’m off to Dubai for some…

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary

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As featured in this month’s Master Investor Magazine. There’s been a whole spate of bids for small cap shares in the last month. Anite (AIE) and Thorntons (THT), for example, and one I had only recently bought in the expectation of a bid – Aga (AGA). Aga bagged me a 50% profit, which was very…

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary

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Why do most traders lose money? One of the answers I think is the thrill of the chase: trying to chase volatile shares up and down. Shares like Quindell, Tungsten, Plus 500, New World Oil, Xcite Energy, Coms… the list is endless. But all this isn’t really “trading” or “investing” – it’s pure gambling for pure adrenaline…

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary

Robbie Burns’ Trading Diary

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One of the best things about spread betting is the ability to cheaply trade shares you might only want to be in for a few days or even just a month or two. There isn’t much cost and you can quickly bank (hopefully) a nice profit. My favourite was to spread bet is to find…

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