Douglas Chadwick

Saltydog: why trying to time the market can work

In a recent publication I received from a high-profile broker, the opening article was entitled: ‘You have to be in it to win it’. The conclusion was that if you missed out on the 10 best days in the market over the last 20 years, it would have cost you 3.5% per year, or 166% overall in lost returns.

Saltydog: US tech stocks: time to be more discerning?

‘If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together’ is an appropriate description of investing using momentum as your discipline. You are travelling forward with others in the same direction and with the same ideas for gain, rather than racing ahead alone, only to become isolated in the wrong sector later.

Saltydog: Trump's tariffs won't resolve global trade issues

I can fully understand why Donald Trump might be attempting to level up the playing field and reduce the imbalance of trade between America, China, the EU and other nations around the world.

I also can see his reasoning and desire to have these very same nations take their fair share of the funding of the United Nations, NATO, the World Health Organisation, and many other global organisations.