I came across this study the other day – Which Investment Behaviors Really Matter for Individual Investors? by a group at Goethe University in Frankfurt. The aim of the study was to examine various investor behaviours and see if these behaviours had any impact if any upon investor returns. As the study points out there…Details
During my sabbatical I got bounced the video below – it only goes for about 90 seconds so its easy to get through. If you are under the age of 25 cannot concentrate for more than 90 seconds the general gist of the story is that the current market looks exactly like 1929 and the…Details
Who gives a shit is the only response I could think of to the implied question. If you are naive enough to believe that working in the finance industry is the same as doing charitable work in Africa then you are profoundly deluded.
Once again Michael Pascoe gets it right. I worked in broking for years and two things amazed me. Firstly, how little brokers know about markets. They have a lot of platitudes in their sales arsenal but very few have a deep understanding of how the market actually works. Secondly, it is the most self interested…Details
Hi, I’m Caroline Stephen. I’m the host of the Talking Trading radio show at www.talkingtrading.com.au. Each week I bring you free interviews so that you can hear what the movers and shakers are doing and trading in today’s markets. If you haven’t registered on that website yet, what in the heck are you waiting for?…Details
No financial condition is permanent unless you give it permission. Just what have you given permission to in your life that has taken hold? Might be time to re-assess… I’ve been through a few wipe-outs in my life. I was wiped out emotionally when I didn’t get into the University course I craved. I had…Details
I will be taking a break for a week or so.
The title is somewhat obvious but it hides a deeper point – there is an arms race going on the trading world and generally you are not part of it. I have had numerous discussions about the impact of HFT with various people, some of whom insist naively that the benefits and technology of HFT…Details