Self- attribution bias (or self-serving attributional bias) refers to the tendency of individuals to ascribe their successes to innate aspects, such as talent or foresight, while more often blaming failures on outside influences, such as bad luck. There are actually two kinds of self-attribution bias, namely self-enhancing bias and self-protecting bias. Self-enhancing bias represents people’s […]

  The latest headlines from Bloomberg proclaims, “Germany May be Ready to Surrender in Fight to Save Greece”. Once again, the attention has shifted to the Europe crisis, just after the anti-climax jobs and stimulus talks in the US. Looking at the weekly charts of the Dow Jones and S&P500, we see that both have […]

Leonardo Da Vinci once said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Let’s take a moment to ponder that. This applies to research analysis as well. When you hear people talking about some sophisticated trading system or some flashy indicators or some complex wave projections, think again. It is more likely to be smoke and mirrors. […]

  After the rebound for Noble, it is now setting up an evening star pattern, which is a short-term psychological pattern signalling an exit by the smart money. This trade was triggered last Friday, and I am expecting the SG markets to open down tomorrow after the bad news (or rather lack of good news) […]

In my previous post, I mentioned that Genting was going to continue its decline, and currently it is below 1.50. The STI Index has closed on a new low, below the previous low of 2720. What does this mean? It means that there is a good chance of seeing new lows, either with or without […]

In order to derive meaning from life experiences, people have developed an innate propensity for classifying objects and thoughts. When they confront a new phenomenon that is inconsistent with any of their preconstructed classifications, they subject it to those classifications anyway, relying on a rough best-fit approximation.     There are two main types of […]

When newly acquired information conflicts with preexisting understandings, people often experience mental discomfort – a psychological phenomenon known as cognitive dissonance. Cognitions, in psychology, represents attitudes, emotions, beliefs, or values; and cognitive dissonance is a state of imbalance that occurs when contradictory cognitions intersect.     This term encompasses the response that arises as people […]