I am a newbie to this game. I have been an ASF member for two weeks and have been reading past posts with great interest (Im hooked). I guess the main thing I have been trying to establish is whether I'm a F/A , T/A or combination of both. Forum members like( bullmarket,tech/a,edvanhalen,happy trader,bunyip,realist,duc...etc) all make great points - thus making my choice difficult. At the moment - I see the benefits of both methods so at this stage am leaning towards a combo of the two.
With property I am definitely a long term investor. However with shares I see myself as both an investor/trader, heck - why not collect and enjoy my fruits once and a while, cant leave everything to my children right? ;-}
At this early stage my gut feeling is that both f/a and t/a can work if one has common sense and is willing to put in the hard yards.
The fundamentalists do loose me on one point however, I agree that the management of a company is super important and that it would be best to invest in a company with a great management team....BUT how does an investor make this assessment of a companies management team? Unless you have worked with them closely, I would suggest it is near impossible to pick a bad,good or great manager. I would love to hear how the fundies amongst us are able to do this?? Please let me know if I am missing something when it comes to assessing management teams.
I am truly enjoying reading past posts and the recommended books in some of the threads.