Another clever piece from Behaviour Gap
I was having a Q&A yesterday with Caroline Stephen the boss of Talking Trading and many of the questions that folks had sent in for discussion revolved around how hard trading was. I agree there are some aspects that are hard but then it could be worse, you could be doing this for a living.…Details
This is the S&P500 % of stocks above there 200 week moving average. Hard to sustain new highs when there is not a lot of action in the underlying stocks.
There is no rational basis for these phenomena “A major study by the economists Xavier Gabaix and Augustin Landier, who happen to believe that current compensation levels are economically efficient,” writes the New Yorker, “ found that if the company with the 250-most-talented CEO suddenly managed to hire the most talented CEO its value would increase…Details
Intriguing piece since it is based upon the assumption that hedge funds actually generate alpha. An assumption that seems a little tenuous given the chronic underperformance of hedge funds. The genesis of this myth comes from the insider trading scandals of the 1980’s, leading to one of the most famous movies about financial markets of…Details
Homma is rumoured to have made the equivalent of $10 billion in today’s dollars trading in the Japanese rice markets. In fact, he was such a skilled trader that he served as an important financial advisor to the Japanese government at the time and was later raised to the rank of honorary Samurai. I don’t…Details
S&P500 New Highs Only Link – Time inc