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Michel Pireu is a markets columnist for Business Day. He is the founder of MP+A, the stock market trading and digital content provider.


Looking to the stars not the best way to predict price action

There is always the risk of correctly forecasting which way stocks prices will move

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Investors can learn from farmers’ simple approach to buying and selling

Stocks are a little like weather: if you’re experiencing the hottest day in years, it will surely be cooler tomorrow


When all else fails, rely on intuition when making tricky trading decisions

An intuitive approach — based on experience and an innate ability to sense what’s going on — can help with solving ...


Be ready for inflation, even if you lag the market

Phenomenon changes everybody’s position, without anyone doing anything to cause it


STREET DOGS: Instant gratification, future regret

We do worse in life because we spend too much for what we want now at the expense of what we want in the future


STREET DOGS: The Covid news puzzle

There are three separate phases of the puzzle in the US that reveals an odd association with the news


STREET DOGS: Fearless investing

Long-term investors facing a downturn are most susceptible to loss aversion, herding, recency bias and availability bias


STREET DOGS: AI behind best market-neutral fund

Market-neutral strategy uses algorithms based on patterns of human behaviour


STREET DOGS: Power of the long game

Trading stocks based on a short-term outlook or according to the latest headline does not translate into a long-term ...


STREET DOGS: Are rich people happy?

Reflective happiness has little or no impact on our day-to-day lives